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  • Hacking under your skin? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Engin_Akyurt

    Hacking under your skin?

    By Mike Richards

    A Belgian research team have discovered a way to hack into medical implants.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Apr 2018

  • Hacking under your skin?

    Hacking under your skin? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Engin_Akyurt New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2018
    A Belgian research team have discovered a way to hack into medical implants.
  • Dreaming of an answer to narcolepsy: Why don't we understand sleep? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: After Bernhard Keil
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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Dec 2017

  • Dreaming of an answer to narcolepsy: Why don't we understand sleep?

    Dreaming of an answer to narcolepsy: Why don't we understand sleep? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: After Bernhard Keil
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    For the first 20 years of his life, Henry Nicholls had a healthy relationship with sleep. Shortly after his 21st birthday, he began to experience symptoms of...
  • Why going dairy-free can hit your iodine levels Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Lisa Redfern

    Why going dairy-free can hit your iodine levels

    By Professor Margaret Rayman, Dr Sarah Bath

    Replacing cows milk with non-dairy alternatives can put you at risk of not getting enough iodine. Here's why that...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Oct 2017

  • Why going dairy-free can hit your iodine levels

    Why going dairy-free can hit your iodine levels Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Lisa Redfern
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    Replacing cows milk with non-dairy alternatives can put you at risk of not getting enough iodine. Here's why that matters - and what you can do about it.
  • Women have heart attacks too - but why do they often go misdiagnosed? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    21 Sep 2017

  • Women have heart attacks too - but why do they often go misdiagnosed?

    Women have heart attacks too - but why do they often go misdiagnosed? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Sep 2017
    Women are no less likely to die from a heart attack than men - and some groups of women may be more likely to suffer an attack. But more men receive...
  • What effects does mercury have on health and the environment? Creative commons image Icon STA3816 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What effects does mercury have on health and the environment?

    Although in its natural form mercury is not especially toxic, it still poses a real risk when it finds its way into...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Sep 2017

  • What effects does mercury have on health and the environment?

    What effects does mercury have on health and the environment? Creative commons image Icon STA3816 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Sep 2017
    Although in its natural form mercury is not especially toxic, it still poses a real risk when it finds its way into the environment.
  • After the mudslide, what help does Sierra Leone need? Creative commons image Icon David Hon under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    After the mudslide, what help does Sierra Leone need?

    By Professor Tony Redmond

    Following the destructive landslides, which killed hundreds, Sierra Leone will need support from the rest of us....

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Aug 2017

  • After the mudslide, what help does Sierra Leone need?

    After the mudslide, what help does Sierra Leone need? Creative commons image Icon David Hon under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Aug 2017
    Following the destructive landslides, which killed hundreds, Sierra Leone will need support from the rest of us. Professor Tony Redmond explains what they'll...
  • Hospital: After the terrorist attack Creative commons image Icon trolvag under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Hospital: After the terrorist attack

    The day of the Westminster Bridge terror attack, the team making the BBC/OU co-production Hospital were filming in St...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Jul 2017

  • Hospital: After the terrorist attack

    Hospital: After the terrorist attack Creative commons image Icon trolvag under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Jul 2017
    The day of the Westminster Bridge terror attack, the team making the BBC/OU co-production Hospital were filming in St Mary's Hospital. Watch some of the...
  • Hospital Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Ryan McNamara

    Hospital

    Hospital tells the riveting story of the NHS in unprecedented times. 

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Jul 2017

  • Hospital

    Hospital Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Ryan McNamara
    Introductory level Updated 12 Jul 2017
    Hospital tells the riveting story of the NHS in unprecedented times. 
  • Order your free 'The Big C' booklet Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Order your free 'The Big C' booklet

    By Professor Jan Draper, Dr Mathijs Lucassen

    How can we make a difference to people living with cancer? Order your free booklet 'The Big C', as part of our co...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Jun 2017

  • Order your free 'The Big C' booklet

    Order your free 'The Big C' booklet Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jun 2017
    How can we make a difference to people living with cancer? Order your free booklet 'The Big C', as part of our co-production 'The Big C & Me'.
  • Workshops on gender diversity – helping us move from insults to inclusion. Creative commons image Icon flickr under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    26 Apr 2017

  • Workshops on gender diversity – helping us move from insults to inclusion.

    Workshops on gender diversity – helping us move from insults to inclusion. Creative commons image Icon flickr under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 Apr 2017
    How can we tackle the bullying of transgender youth in schools? Can workshops on gender diversity help?

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  • The science of nutrition and healthy eating

    This free course, The science of nutrition and healthy eating, looks at the science behind nutrition, covering aspects of biology, chemistry and...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    16 Apr 2018

  • The science of nutrition and healthy eating

    The science of nutrition and healthy eating Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018
    This free course, The science of nutrition and healthy eating, looks at the...
  • Gene testing

    This free course, Gene testing, looks at three different uses of genetic testing: pre-natal diagnosis, childhood testing and adult testing. Such...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Mar 2018

  • Gene testing

    Gene testing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 02 Mar 2018
    This free course, Gene testing, looks at three different uses of genetic testing:...
  • Alcohol and human health

    What impact does alcohol have on the body? From a 'hangover' to cirrhosis this free course, Alcohol and human health, looks at the harmful effects...

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Feb 2018

  • Alcohol and human health

    Alcohol and human health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 14 Feb 2018
    What impact does alcohol have on the body? From a 'hangover' to cirrhosis this...
  • 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:

    29 Jan 2018

  • Water and human health

    Water and human health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 29 Jan 2018
    Water is a natural resource that is vital for human survival and health, although...
  • Predictive medicine

    In this free course, Predictive medicine, you will learn how advances in genetics could change the way in which diseases are diagnosed and managed....

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Nov 2017

  • Predictive medicine

    Predictive medicine Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 09 Nov 2017
    In this free course, Predictive medicine, you will learn how advances in genetics...
  • The lottery of birth

    This free course, The lottery of birth, will look at both the big picture of the ‘lottery of birth’ and the smaller, human stories. You will...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Apr 2017

  • The lottery of birth

    The lottery of birth Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © adventtr (via iStockPhoto.com)
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 20 Apr 2017
    This free course, The lottery of birth, will look at both the big picture of the ...
  • Understanding service improvement in healthcare

    This free course, Understanding service improvement in healthcare, will help you to understand what people mean by the terms ‘service’ and ...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    14 Sep 2016

  • Understanding service improvement in healthcare

    Understanding service improvement in healthcare Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Copyright © Olesya Zhigula/123RF
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 14 Sep 2016
    This free course, Understanding service improvement in healthcare, will help you...
  • Lead and manage change in health and social care

    Change is everywhere in health and social care work and can evoke a variety of emotions, from excitement and eager anticipation, to fear and...

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    7 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    09 May 2016

  • Lead and manage change in health and social care

    Lead and manage change in health and social care
    Advanced level Duration 7 hours Updated 09 May 2016
    Change is everywhere in health and social care work and can evoke a variety of...
  • Health and environment

    To be able to understand the importance of the environment for our health, we need to know a little about the interdependence between environment...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2016

  • Health and environment

    Health and environment Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    To be able to understand the importance of the environment for our health, we need...

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    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Certificate in Health and Social Care

    Certificate in Health and Social Care Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Engin_Akyurt
    Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    Care is constantly in the headlines because it involves such a huge workforce and...

    Certificate in Working Together for Children

    Certificate in Working Together for Children Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    Working with children requires practitioners to develop knowledge, skills, and...

    Certificate in Health Sciences

    Certificate in Health Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    This certificate provides a broad introduction to health sciences, exploring some...

    Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice

    Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    The role of healthcare support worker is fulfilling and increasingly challenging,...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice

    Diploma of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    The role of healthcare support worker is fulfilling and increasingly challenging,...

    Foundation Degree in Paramedic Sciences

    Foundation Degree in Paramedic Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    This foundation degree has been specially developed for staff working in a variety...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Sciences

    Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    This DipHE course has been specially developed for staff working in a variety of...

    BSc (Honours) Mental Health Nursing

    BSc (Honours) Mental Health Nursing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    The BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing degree is a unique practice-based learning...
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