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Silicone implants: should the NHS step in?

Silicone implants: should the NHS step in? Creative commons image By Noukka Signe via Flickr under Creative Commons license 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?

The History of English in Ten Minutes

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The History of English in Ten Minutes Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2011
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 22 Jun 2011
Where did the phrase ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ come from? And when did scientists finally get round to naming sexual body parts? Voiced by Clive...

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

OU on the BBC: James May's 20th Century - Body Fantastic Copyrighted image Copyright: 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 djwhelan under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
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 Jerry Evans under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
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 Copyright: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Feb 2006
Derek Matravers introduces Descartes and Dualism.

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The body in antiquity

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The body in antiquity Copyright free image Copyright free: Science Museum, London
Advanced level Duration 5 hours Updated 18 Jan 2016
This free course, The body in antiquity, will introduce you to the concept of the body in Greek and Roman civilisation. In recent years, the body...

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Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling

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Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 25 Jul 2016
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 Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 25 Jul 2016
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 Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 25 Jul 2016
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 Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 25 Jul 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...

Sport and conditioning science into practice

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Sport and conditioning science into practice Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Jul 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
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 Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 25 Jul 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
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.