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US pet expenditure is greater than Croatia's GDP

US pet expenditure is greater than Croatia's GDP Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Updated 12 May 2014
American pet owners now spend $60billion a year on pet spas, planes, hotels, and televisions. Have they lost touch with reality? asks David Usborne.

Critical Response: An Hour To Save Your Life

Critical Response: An Hour To Save Your Life Copyrighted image Credit: Boundless Productions / BBC
Updated 25 Feb 2014
A new Open University/BBC co-production, An Hour To Save Your Life, examines the revolution in emergency medical treatment in the UK.

Waste products; wasted time; wasted lives: What does a lack of access to sanitation mean?

Waste products; wasted time; wasted lives: What does a lack of access to sanitation mean? Copyrighted image Credit: Pam Furniss
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Jun 2011
Over two and half billion people have no access to sanitation - and that means a lot of people being exposed to health risks. What can be done?

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Communication in health and social care

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Communication in health and social care Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 2 hours 30 mins Updated 18 Sep 2009
Whether working with older people, vulnerable children or patients suffering ill health or disability, care providers' ability to communicate is...

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Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 20 Oct 2014
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

Certificate in Promoting Public Health

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Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 600 hours Updated 20 Oct 2014
Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities, education, social care, families, police, prisons, business and...

BA/BSc Open degree

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BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 3000 hours Updated 20 Oct 2014
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...