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  • Rare diseases are important too: Investigating Idiopatic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) Creative commons image Icon By Sasha Wolff from Grand Rapids (Can't Concentrate: 14/365) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Rare diseases are important too: Investigating Idiopatic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)

    By Ester Pascual-Baixauli

    Idiopatic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH), is a rare disease prevalent in obese women of child-bearing age; this...

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  • Rare diseases are important too: Investigating Idiopatic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)

    Rare diseases are important too: Investigating Idiopatic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) Creative commons image Icon By Sasha Wolff from Grand Rapids (Can't Concentrate: 14/365) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license New content
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    Idiopatic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH), is a rare disease prevalent in obese women of child-bearing age; this article explores The Open University's...
  • The Bottom Line: Winter 2017 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Bottom Line: Winter 2017

    Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.

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    Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.
  • How are insect wings helping replace antibiotics? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: National Institutes of Health

    How are insect wings helping replace antibiotics?

    By Madhukara Putty

    Indian researchers have taken inspiration from nature to develop a way of protecting replacement hips and joints from...

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  • How are insect wings helping replace antibiotics?

    How are insect wings helping replace antibiotics? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: National Institutes of Health New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Feb 2017
    Indian researchers have taken inspiration from nature to develop a way of protecting replacement hips and joints from infection - without the need for...
  • Trump - an appeal for enlightenment Creative commons image Icon IoSonoUnaFotoCamera under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Trump - an appeal for enlightenment

    By Volker Patent

    Trust in politics is complex beyond the personality of political candidates, but can shed some light into the...

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  • Trump - an appeal for enlightenment

    Trump - an appeal for enlightenment Creative commons image Icon IoSonoUnaFotoCamera under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Feb 2017
    Trust in politics is complex beyond the personality of political candidates, but can shed some light into the emergence of Trump, as well as on the potential...
  • Swapping between languages: Bilingual people expressing emotions Creative commons image Icon Quinn Dombrowski under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Swapping between languages: Bilingual people expressing emotions

    By Hanan Ben Nafa

    If you speak two languages, is the trigger to switch between them an emotional one? Hanan Ben Nafa has been...

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  • Swapping between languages: Bilingual people expressing emotions

    Swapping between languages: Bilingual people expressing emotions Creative commons image Icon Quinn Dombrowski under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Feb 2017
    If you speak two languages, is the trigger to switch between them an emotional one? Hanan Ben Nafa has been investigating.
  • How are drones keeping track of songbirds? Creative commons image Icon Henry T. McLin under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How are drones keeping track of songbirds?

    By Mary Bates

    Keeping track on bird populations? It's the perfect task for a drone. Mary Bates reports.

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  • How are drones keeping track of songbirds?

    How are drones keeping track of songbirds? Creative commons image Icon Henry T. McLin under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Feb 2017
    Keeping track on bird populations? It's the perfect task for a drone. Mary Bates reports.
  • How far was the Brexit vote Creative commons image Icon Albert Bridge under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How far was the Brexit vote "the will of the people" - and what does that mean?

    By Professor Benito Muller

    Some MPs who believe Brexit to be a bad idea still voted for the Article 50 bill, often claiming "the people have...

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  • How far was the Brexit vote "the will of the people" - and what does that mean?

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    Some MPs who believe Brexit to be a bad idea still voted for the Article 50 bill, often claiming "the people have spoken". Oxford's Benito Muller has some...
  • What is inclusive design and how are Microsoft using it to make the XBox better? Creative commons image Icon ViperSnake151 under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    What is inclusive design and how are Microsoft using it to make the XBox better?

    In this short video, Microsoft's XBox team explain how they used inclusive design to improve everyone's social gaming...

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    In this short video, Microsoft's XBox team explain how they used inclusive design to improve everyone's social gaming experience.
  • Hospital Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Hospital

    Hospital, our new six-part co-production with the BBC, is the story of the NHS in unprecedented times. 

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    Hospital, our new six-part co-production with the BBC, is the story of the NHS in unprecedented times. 
  • Why did millions march against Trump? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Liz Lemon

    Why did millions march against Trump?

    By Anna Chatillon-Reed, Alex Kulick, Dr Zakiya Luna

    We know who they were marching against - probably; but what persuaded millions to take to the streets on a January...

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  • Why did millions march against Trump?

    Why did millions march against Trump? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Liz Lemon New content
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    We know who they were marching against - probably; but what persuaded millions to take to the streets on a January weekend? A team of sociologists is...

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    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children and discuss the potential benefits and limitations of technology...

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    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children...
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    Renewable energy sources are gaining an increasing share of world energy supplies. In the next eight weeks well cover the physical principles...

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    Renewable energy sources are gaining an increasing share of world energy supplies....
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    Although being at work during periods of mental illness can be difficult for those with mental health problems, most people with these difficulties...

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    Although being at work during periods of mental illness can be difficult for those...
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    This free online course, Working in the voluntary sector, will introduce you to some of the main activities carried out by volunteers and staff,...

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  • Beginners’ French: food and drink

    Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and effectively in French. In this free course, Beginners' French: Food and...

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    Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and...
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    This free course, Icarus: entering the world of myth, will introduce you to one of the best-known myths from classical antiquity and its various re...

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    This free course, Icarus: entering the world of myth, will introduce you to one of...
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    Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This free course, Start writing fiction, will give you an insight into...

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    Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This...
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    This free course, Understanding your sector, will help you to understand the difference between sectors, industries and professions. It will also...

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  • The use of force in international law

    This free course, The use of force in international law, is designed to provide you with an introduction to one of the contentious topics in public...

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  • The lottery of birth

    This free course, The lottery of birth, will look at both the big picture of the ‘lottery of birth’ and the smaller, human stories. You will...

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2017
    Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move....

    Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2017
    What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This Certificate...

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2017
    You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths...

    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Feb 2017
    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

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    Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2017
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

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    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2017
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    Professional Certificate in Accounting

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    Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2017
    This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the...

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2017
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

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    This course enables you to top up your knowledge and skills to honours degree...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT

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    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...
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