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Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day - Episode 5

Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day - Episode 5 Copyrighted image Credit: Viktor Levi | Dreamstime.com
Introductory Level Updated 16 May 2013
In this week's episode you will witness the challenge of taking care of people with long-term conditions, a job only likely to get tougher with an...

Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day - Episode 6

Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day - Episode 6 Copyrighted image Credit: Drpluton | Dreamstime.com
Introductory Level Updated 30 Apr 2013
This week's episode sets the increasing demands on the NHS against the very real costs of those demands.

Student nurses’ experiences of becoming a registered nurse

Student nurses’ experiences of becoming a registered nurse Copyrighted image Credit: Bobby Flowers | Dreamstime.com
Introductory Level Updated 19 Mar 2013
How and why does pre-registration nurse education play a crucial role in ensuring patients and their families receive high-quality nursing care?

OU on the BBC: Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day - About the series

OU on the BBC: Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day - About the series Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory Level Updated 13 Mar 2013
What can happen in a single day? Watch the new BBC Two observational documentary series Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day. 

The science of chocolate

The science of chocolate Copyrighted image Credit: Mikael Damkier | Dreamstime.com
Introductory Level Updated 19 Feb 2013
Senior lecturer in analytical science Claire Turner asks: Can chocolate ever be good for us? 

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Nutrition: Proteins

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Introductory Level Duration 8 hours Updated 07 Feb 2014
This Unit studies 'proteins'. Starting with a simple analysis of the molecular make up, the Unit moves on to look at the importance of protein and...

Nutrition: Vitamins and minerals

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Introductory Level Duration 10 hours Updated 10 Dec 2013
Both vitamins and minerals are essential in the diet in small quantities.The term ‘vitamin’ was not coined until early in the 20th century, to...

Health is everywhere: Unravelling the mystery of health

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Intermediate Level Duration 6 hours Updated 10 Dec 2013
This unit considers two ideas: that health is an ever-present factor in our lives, and that health is something difficult to define. But how can we...

Introducing public health

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Intermediate Level Duration 6 hours Updated 10 Dec 2013
This unit introduces some key elements of public health and health promotion, using a video case study of Coventry. It focuses on the major...

Working with young people in sport and exercise

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Intermediate Level Duration 6 hours Updated 15 Nov 2013
This unit examines the special considerations of coaching or instructing young people in sport and exercise. The physiological differences between...

Pain and Aspirin

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Introductory Level Duration 9 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
What causes pain and how do we stop it? This unit looks at how the human body responds to the release of certain chemicals and as a result feels...

Predictive medicine

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Introductory Level Duration 4 hours Updated 08 Jul 2013
In this unit you will learn how advances in genetics could change the way in which diseases are diagnosed and managed. The advent of predictive...

Gene therapy

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Introductory Level Duration 4 hours Updated 08 Jul 2013
Following on from the advances made in diagnosing disorders using genetic testing, this unit looks at the possibilities for genetic therapies. Two...

Gene testing

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Introductory Level Duration 4 hours Updated 08 Jul 2013
This Unit looks at three different uses of genetic testing: pre-natal diagnosis, childhood testing and adult testing. Such tests provide genetic...

Active, healthy lifestyles

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Introductory Level Duration 10 hours Updated 12 Oct 2012
In this unit, aimed at teachers of Physical Education, we begin by looking at some of the common misconceptions relating to fitness and activity...