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Silicone implants: should the NHS step in?

Silicone implants: should the NHS step in? Creative commons image Credit: By Noukka Signe via Flickr under Creative Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Jan 2012
Should the NHS step in to help private health patients remove and replace their potentially faulty breast implants?

Unzip your genes - Debate the genetic influence on body weight

Unzip your genes - Debate the genetic influence on body weight Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Mar 2011
Join the discussion: How do we know that genes influence how much weight we gain, surely people differ in how much food they eat and how much they...

Debate: Childhood obesity

Debate: Childhood obesity Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Oct 2009
Community member Lyndon raised a question about the causes of childhood obesity

Debate: Manorexia?

Debate: Manorexia? Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Oct 2009
Forum guest Sara W wondered if there was any reason for a separate word for men with eating disorders

OU on the BBC: James May's 20th Century - Body Fantastic

OU on the BBC: James May's 20th Century - Body Fantastic Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Jul 2007
James sets out to discover how far he can push his body and finds out about some of the most remarkable medical advances over the last hundred...

Don't mention the "D word"

Don't mention the Creative commons image Credit: djwhelan under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Mar 2007
Men are becoming much more conscious of their body image. But when was the last time you saw an advert for a diet product that featured men?

Medical discoveries in your area

Medical discoveries in your area Creative commons image Credit: Jerry Evans under CC-BY-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 Jan 2007
Everywhere in Europe has some sort of medical claim to fame. Open University staff around the country share their local heroes.

Descartes: Introducing Dualism

Descartes: Introducing Dualism Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Feb 2006
Derek Matravers introduces Descartes and Dualism.

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Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling

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Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Jul 2014
The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly recognised in society. From everyday worries to serious mental...

Foundation Degree in Counselling

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Foundation Degree in Counselling Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Jul 2014
The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly recognised in society. From everyday worries to serious mental...

Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Jul 2014
If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking about studying a health sciences degree, this Certificate of...

BSc (Honours) Health Sciences

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BSc (Honours) Health Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Jul 2014
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...

BA (Honours) Social Work (England)

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BA (Honours) Social Work (England) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Jul 2014
Social workers support and protect some of society’s most deprived and vulnerable people. It’s immensely challenging and rewarding work, requiring...

Sport and conditioning science into practice

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Sport and conditioning science into practice Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Jul 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
Investigate and apply aspects of sports science, including physiology, movement analysis, and training and conditioning theory, enhancing your...

Human biology

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Human biology Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 23 Jul 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
Explore human biology in relation to health and disease, how systems of the body interact, how they can fail, and how medical interventions can help.