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  • Why is scientific research part of emergency response? Creative commons image Icon UNMEER under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why is scientific research part of emergency response?

    By Anita Makri

    You might assume that, when dealing with a public health emergency, taking a researcher along might be a waste of...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Jun 2017

  • Why is scientific research part of emergency response?

    Why is scientific research part of emergency response? Creative commons image Icon UNMEER under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jun 2017
    You might assume that, when dealing with a public health emergency, taking a researcher along might be a waste of resource. But Medicins Sans Frontières are...
  • Yellow Fever: An OpenLearn reading list Creative commons image Icon Pablo D. Flores under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Yellow Fever: An OpenLearn reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    The World Health Organisation warns that an outbreak of Yellow Fever in DRC and Angola could, unchecked, become...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Aug 2016

  • Yellow Fever: An OpenLearn reading list

    Yellow Fever: An OpenLearn reading list Creative commons image Icon Pablo D. Flores under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Aug 2016
    The World Health Organisation warns that an outbreak of Yellow Fever in DRC and Angola could, unchecked, become a global pandemic. Here's a guide to...
  • Ratting out disease: How animals are detecting disease - and other threats to life Creative commons image Icon Jean-Jacques Boujot under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Ratting out disease: How animals are detecting disease - and other threats to life

    By Emma Young

    Rats can smell tuberculosis. Dogs can smell cancer. Now they’re being trained to save your life. Emma Young reports.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Feb 2016

  • Ratting out disease: How animals are detecting disease - and other threats to life

    Ratting out disease: How animals are detecting disease - and other threats to life Creative commons image Icon Jean-Jacques Boujot under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Feb 2016
    Rats can smell tuberculosis. Dogs can smell cancer. Now they’re being trained to save your life. Emma Young reports.
  • World Toilet Day Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jakezc | Dreamstime.com

    World Toilet Day

    By The OpenLearn team

    Toilets save lives. We've compiled some resources to help raise awareness for the 2.5 billion people who do not have...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Nov 2014

  • World Toilet Day

    World Toilet Day Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jakezc | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Nov 2014
    Toilets save lives. We've compiled some resources to help raise awareness for the 2.5 billion people who do not have access to toilets and proper sanitation.
  • Is the UK in a moral panic about obesity? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Gary Edwards

    Is the UK in a moral panic about obesity?

    By Steve Woods

    Three quarters of British men are predicted to be obese by 2030. Have we become greedier and less active or are more...

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    23 May 2014

  • Is the UK in a moral panic about obesity?

    Is the UK in a moral panic about obesity? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Gary Edwards
    Updated 23 May 2014
    Three quarters of British men are predicted to be obese by 2030. Have we become greedier and less active or are more complicating factors at work?
  • Humans are the deadliest creature – but one Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Gary Edwards

    Humans are the deadliest creature – but one

    By Dick Skellington

    Count the numbers of humans whose death is attributed to an animal, and there are some surprises, writes Dick...

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    16 May 2014

  • Humans are the deadliest creature – but one

    Humans are the deadliest creature – but one Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Gary Edwards
    Updated 16 May 2014
    Count the numbers of humans whose death is attributed to an animal, and there are some surprises, writes Dick Skellington.
  • OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Breath-detecting disease Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Claire Turner

    OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Breath-detecting disease

    By The OpenLearn team

    Tis the week to talk about: Bacteriophages, breath-detecting disease, our bees electric and DNA barcoding.

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    24 Dec 2013

  • OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Breath-detecting disease

    OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Breath-detecting disease Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Claire Turner
    Updated 24 Dec 2013
    Tis the week to talk about: Bacteriophages, breath-detecting disease, our bees electric and DNA barcoding.
  • Sniffing out disease Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jevgenia Issakova | Dreamstime.com

    Sniffing out disease

    By Dr Claire Turner

    Waving a tricorder in the air to tell what was wrong with a patient might be science fiction, but Dr Claire Turner...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Dec 2013

  • Sniffing out disease

    Sniffing out disease Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jevgenia Issakova | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Dec 2013
    Waving a tricorder in the air to tell what was wrong with a patient might be science fiction, but Dr Claire Turner believes we are moving one small step...
  • Biology Week 2013 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Biology Week

    Biology Week 2013

    Seven days celebrating all the biosciences: 12th - 18th October. Missed it? We've got all the lectures for you to...

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    1 hour 30 mins

    Updated on:

    22 Nov 2013

  • Biology Week 2013

    Biology Week 2013 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Biology Week
    Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 22 Nov 2013
    Seven days celebrating all the biosciences: 12th - 18th October. Missed it? We've got all the lectures for you to enjoy right here.
  • The emergence of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Creative commons image Icon NIAID under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
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    5 mins

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    05 Sep 2013

  • The emergence of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus

    The emergence of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Creative commons image Icon NIAID under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Advanced level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Sep 2013
    Where did MERS come from? What do we know about it so far?

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  • Introduction to histology

    This free course provides an introduction to histology, the study of tissues. It also describes how histology can aid in the diagnosis of disease...

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    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Aug 2017

  • Introduction to histology

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    Introduction to histology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 02 Aug 2017
    This free course provides an introduction to histology, the study of tissues. It...
  • Influenza: A case study

    This free course, Influenza: A case study, explores the biology of influenza, covering a range of topics including: the virus, infection,...

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    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    26 Jul 2017

  • Influenza: A case study

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    Influenza: A case study Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 26 Jul 2017
    This free course, Influenza: A case study, explores the biology of influenza,...
  • Vaccination

    Vaccinations are now considered a part of everyday life, but how do they work? Vaccination is a free course that will help those with a background...

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    14 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    20 Mar 2017

  • Vaccination

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    Vaccination Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 14 hours Updated 20 Mar 2017
    Vaccinations are now considered a part of everyday life, but how do they work?...
  • Water and human health

    Water is a natural resource that is vital for human survival and health, although only a tiny fraction of the Earth's supply is available to humans...

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    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Mar 2017

  • Water and human health

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    Water and human health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 15 Mar 2017
    Water is a natural resource that is vital for human survival and health, although...
  • Introduction to histopathology

    This free course provides an introduction to histopathology and outlines how the appearance of different tissues changes due to damage,...

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    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Jun 2016

  • Introduction to histopathology

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    Introduction to histopathology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Jun 2016
    This free course provides an introduction to histopathology and outlines how the...
  • The history of medicine: A Scottish perspective

    In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the approach to medicine was vastly different from today. Health is now recognised, at least in most...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Apr 2016

  • The history of medicine: A Scottish perspective

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    The history of medicine: A Scottish perspective Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the approach to medicine was vastly...
  • Introduction to microscopy

    This free course provides an introduction to microscopy and the operation of a simple light microscope, of the type found in histology courses and...

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    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    22 Mar 2016

  • Introduction to microscopy

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    Introduction to microscopy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
    This free course provides an introduction to microscopy and the operation of a...

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    BSc (Honours) Health Sciences

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    BSc (Honours) Health Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017
    If you’re interested in the science behind our health – from what we can do as...

    Welfare, crime and society

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    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module examines the relationships between the worlds of social welfare and...

    Researching biology and health science

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    Researching biology and health science Creative commons image Icon Abhijith Ar | Dreamstime.com under Creative-Commons license
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    In this project module you will undertake individual investigations within a range...

    Science and health: an evidence-based approach

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    Science and health: an evidence-based approach Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Drpluton | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This key introductory module introduces the science of human health and is...

    Linear statistical modelling

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    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module covers statistical modelling where a response variable depends on one...

    Molecules in medicine

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    Molecules in medicine Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    This module surveys a prominent area of contemporary medical science: the...

    Infectious disease and public health

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    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Infectious disease affects all our lives to varying degrees, often making front...

    Concept to clinic

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    Concept to clinic Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module provides an overview of the drug discovery and development process...

    Human biology

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    Human biology Creative commons image Icon By GabrielaP93 via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license
    Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    You'll learn about the major human body systems (cardiovascular, respiratory,...
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