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Dementiaville: Marriage

Dementiaville: Marriage Copyrighted image Credit: Channel 4 New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 May 2015
The final episode of Deementiaville see four women try to hold on to their husbands who suffer with dementia. 

Dementiaville: Family

Dementiaville: Family Copyrighted image Credit: Channel 4 New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 May 2015
The second episode of Dementiaville looks at the issues that families go through while looking after a loved one with dementia. 

Dementiaville: Poppy Lodge

Dementiaville: Poppy Lodge Copyrighted image Credit: Channel 4 New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 May 2015
The first epiosde of Dementiaville explores a new approach to treating dementia which has been the subject of much discussion among experts and...

Myth making at the movies - Musings on Mad Max: Fury Road

Myth making at the movies - Musings on Mad Max: Fury Road Creative commons image Credit: tricks ware under CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 licence New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 May 2015
The film Mad Max: Fury Road is set in the dystopian future, but is the narrative a recycled story from Roman and Greek times? N.B. contains...

Parlez-vous Eurovision?

Parlez-vous Eurovision? Creative commons image Credit: Ngo Quang Minh under CC-BY-NC-2.0 licence New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 May 2015
As English-language songs dominate the Eurovision Song Contest in its 60th anniversary, this article explores why so many of the songs are sung in...

Thinking Allowed: Happiness industry and wellness syndrome

Thinking Allowed: Happiness industry and wellness syndrome Copyrighted image Credit: Rachwal | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2015
Laurie Taylor and guests discuss why policy makers are focused on measuring happiness in this week's Thinking Allowed. 

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Seven-day NHS, John Nash and productivity

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Seven-day NHS, John Nash and productivity Copyrighted image Credit: Viktor Levi | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2015
Tim Harford looks at a seven day-a-week NHS, 'A Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash, productivity and animal slaughter. 

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Female drink drivers, pub closures and The Rotterdam Effect

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Female drink drivers, pub closures and The Rotterdam Effect Copyrighted image Credit: Photodynamx | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2015
Tim Harford investigates the statistics behind female drink drivers, whether half our exports really go to Europe and the rate at which pubs in the...

The Bottom Line - The Spring 2015 series

The Bottom Line - The Spring 2015 series Copyrighted image Credit: bowbrick under CC-BY-NC-SA licence New content
Updated 22 May 2015
Catch up with The Bottom Line Spring 2015 episodes and extra content from our Business School academics.

The Bottom Line - Productivity

The Bottom Line - Productivity Copyrighted image Credit: Raw Pixel Images | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2015
The Bottom Line returns with Evan Davis and guests discussing the poor productivity problem in the UK. 

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Developing good academic practice

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Developing good academic practice Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 28 May 2015
This free course, Developing good academic practice, is intended to help you develop good academic practices in your studies and when producing...

Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting

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Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting Copyrighted image Credit: © 2009 Image Source/Jupiterimages Corporation Updated content
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 28 May 2015
Learn about the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping. This free course, Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting,...

Project management: the start of the project journey

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Project management: the start of the project journey Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission Updated content
Masters level Duration 35 hours Updated 26 May 2015
The free course, Project management: the start of the project journey, introduces projects, what they are, how they come about, responses to...

Understanding operations management

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Understanding operations management Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission Updated content
Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 18 May 2015
Operations management is one of the central functions of all organisations. This free course, Understanding operations management, will provide you...

Facilitating learning in practice

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Facilitating learning in practice Copyrighted image Credit: Istockphoto.com Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 24 hours Updated 18 May 2015
[BETA ] Are you interested in mentorship or looking to develop your mentorship skills? In particular, are you involved in nurse mentorship? If so,...

Partnerships and networks in work with young people

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Partnerships and networks in work with young people
Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 14 May 2015
The term ‘partnership’ is used to describe a wide range of organisational arrangements and ways of working: from informal networking between...

Professional relationships with young people

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Professional relationships with young people Copyrighted image Credit: © John Birdsall
Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 13 May 2015
In some people’s eyes, the development of relationships is a good end in itself, as it is in relationships that we express our humanity. Young...

Forensic psychology

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Forensic psychology Copyrighted image Credit: RichLegg
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 May 2015
Discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and prevent miscarriages of justice.

Migration

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Migration
Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 11 May 2015
This unit introduces migration in animals, with special reference to birds, and also introduces the themes of movement, selection and homeostasis.

Ratio, proportion and percentages

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Ratio, proportion and percentages Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 29 Apr 2015
From politics to cookery, ratios, proportions and percentages are part of everyday life. This free course, Ratio, proportion and percentages, is...

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BA (Honours) Business Studies

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BA (Honours) Business Studies Copyrighted image Credit: iStock Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 30 May 2015
How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s involved in essential business functions such as marketing, accounting...

BA (Honours) Combined Social Sciences

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BA (Honours) Combined Social Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 30 May 2015
What causes riots? Is commercialisation eroding childhood? Does poverty lead to crime? Social science explores such questions and helps inform...

BA (Honours) Social Policy and Criminology

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BA (Honours) Social Policy and Criminology Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 30 May 2015
What is the relationship between crime, social inequality and social exclusion? If anti-social behaviour is associated with family and community...

BA/BSc (Honours) Health and Social Care

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BA/BSc (Honours) Health and Social Care Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 30 May 2015
In the fast-changing world of today’s care sector, professionals at all levels need to be proactive and flexible in order to succeed. This degree...

Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies

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Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 30 May 2015
The Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies aims to equip you with the competencies needed to communicate and interact in a range of...

BA (Honours) Language Studies

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BA (Honours) Language Studies Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 30 May 2015
Learning a language and about how languages work, including the English language, opens doors to other cultures and communities, giving you an...

BA (Honours) Early Years

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BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 30 May 2015
Do you work with young children? Do you want to boost your career and develop your practice? This degree course provides a solid, practical...

Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 600 hours Updated 29 May 2015
If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course provides a good basic introduction and equips you with the skills...

Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 29 May 2015
Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make? Have you wondered why people continue to smoke when they know the...