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Oxygen, blood and the body

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Oxygen, blood and the body Creative commons image Maurizio De Angelis. Wellcome Images under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Jan 2016
How do living things transport and store oxygen for respiration? Dr Simon Collinson explains. 

Top tips for budding biologists

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Top tips for budding biologists Copyrighted image Copyright: Silverback films/BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jan 2016
In this video discover top tips from experts in biology and get a feel for whether studying biology (and an eventual career in the field) is...

Biology Week 2015

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Oct 2015
Celebrate all the biosciences during the Royal Society Biology Week, running over nine days from 10th - 18th October. 

Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You

Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You Copyrighted image Copyright: BDH for The BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Sep 2015
This blockbuster series tells the thrilling story of how you were made by combining emotionally charged human stories with ground-breaking computer...

British Science Week 2015

British Science Week 2015 Copyrighted image Copyright: The British Science Association
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 16 Mar 2015
Celebrate all things science with British Science Week 13th-22nd March 2015!

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Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016
Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a degree? The Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences...

Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016
If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking about studying a health sciences degree, this Certificate of...

Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016
If you’re curious about the world we live in and enjoy delving into a wide range of scientific topics, the DipHE in Natural Sciences is for you....

BSc (Honours) Health Sciences

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BSc (Honours) Health Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016
If you’re interested in the science behind our health – from what we can do as individuals to stay healthy, to global health issues such as...

BSc (Honours) Environmental Science

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BSc (Honours) Environmental Science Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016
Environmental science is a vital and vibrant subject, exploring the complexities of the natural environment and our relationship with it. Our...

BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences

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BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016
We live in a society that depends on science, but how many of us really understand the science behind the important issues that feature in the news...

Signals and perception: the science of the senses

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Signals and perception: the science of the senses Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Investigate how we interact with our environment through our senses – using concepts from biology, chemistry, physics and psychology to explore the...

Practical science: biology and health

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Practical science: biology and health Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Study a range of practical activities in biology and health science – from fundamental human and animal behaviour to the vital themes of...

Human biology

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Human biology Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016 Register by 15 Sep 2016
This course in our nursing programme explores human biology in relation to health and disease, how the body’s systems interact, and interventions...

Researching biology and health science

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Researching biology and health science Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016 Register by 05 Jan 2017
Investigate and produce an in-depth project about biology and health science within a range of defined topics: stems cells, emerging infectious...