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  • 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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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    12 Jul 2017

  • Hospital: After the terrorist attack

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    Hospital: After the terrorist attack Creative commons image Icon trolvag under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    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 returns for a second series to tell the riveting story of the NHS in unprecedented times. 

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    12 Jul 2017

  • Hospital

    Hospital Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Ryan McNamara Updated content
    Introductory level Updated 12 Jul 2017
    Hospital returns for a second series to tell 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

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    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?
  • Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia? Creative commons image Icon Morgan under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia?

    By Dr Cheryl Hawkes

    New research apparently contradicts what we thought we knew about blood pressure and dementia. Cheryl Hawkes explains...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    13 Apr 2017

  • Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia?

    Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia? Creative commons image Icon Morgan under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    New research apparently contradicts what we thought we knew about blood pressure and dementia. Cheryl Hawkes explains why we might all want to stick in the...
  • How can your accent put your life at risk? Creative commons image Icon Greens MPs under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How can your accent put your life at risk?

    By Dr Ingrid Piller

    Stories from Australia and the US reveal how dangerous it can be when listeners fail to take people seriously because...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    29 Mar 2017

  • How can your accent put your life at risk?

    How can your accent put your life at risk? Creative commons image Icon Greens MPs under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Mar 2017
    Stories from Australia and the US reveal how dangerous it can be when listeners fail to take people seriously because of their accented English.
  • How do you spot someone who might have depression? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: unsplash

    How do you spot someone who might have depression?

    People with experience of depression tell Trust Me, I'm A Doctor's Saleyha Ahsan about the signs of depression...

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    13 Feb 2017

  • How do you spot someone who might have depression?

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    How do you spot someone who might have depression? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: unsplash
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Feb 2017
    People with experience of depression tell Trust Me, I'm A Doctor's Saleyha Ahsan about the signs of depression to watch out for.
  • Dementia in the first person: Dementia Diaries give a voice to people with dementia Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dementia Diaries / Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project / Innovations In Dementia
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    08 Feb 2017

  • Dementia in the first person: Dementia Diaries give a voice to people with dementia

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    Dementia in the first person: Dementia Diaries give a voice to people with dementia Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dementia Diaries / Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project / Innovations In Dementia
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Feb 2017
    The best experts in  a condition are the people living well with it.
  • How do you spot a stroke - and what should you do? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: William Powell Frith

    How do you spot a stroke - and what should you do?

    By Dr Caleb Ferguson

    If a stroke is suspected, you need to act FAST. Here's why - and what you should do.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    02 Feb 2017

  • How do you spot a stroke - and what should you do?

    How do you spot a stroke - and what should you do? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: William Powell Frith
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Feb 2017
    If a stroke is suspected, you need to act FAST. Here's why - and what you should do.
  • Three weeks in June and one night in November Creative commons image Icon Duncan Hull under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Three weeks in June and one night in November

    By Dr Simon Carter

    In the bleak year of 2016, Britain voted to leave the EU, and Donald Trump became the 45th American president. Both...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    01 Feb 2017

  • Three weeks in June and one night in November

    Three weeks in June and one night in November Creative commons image Icon Duncan Hull under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Feb 2017
    In the bleak year of 2016, Britain voted to leave the EU, and Donald Trump became the 45th American president. Both events will have dramatic and long...

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  • Nutrition: vitamins and minerals

    Both vitamins and minerals are essential in the diet in small quantities. Learn about the two main vitamin groups and the major mineral elements....

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 May 2017

  • 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

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    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 ...
  • Exploring family health

    How can families support healthy living and cope with illness? This free course, Exploring family health, will provide an understanding of what is...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Apr 2017

  • Exploring family health

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    Exploring family health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Iakov Filimonov/Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 04 Apr 2017
    How can families support healthy living and cope with illness? This free course,...
  • 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...
  • 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

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    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...
  • 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:

    05 Aug 2016

  • Gene testing

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    Gene testing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 05 Aug 2016
    This free course, Gene testing, looks at three different uses of genetic testing:...
  • 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:

    24 Mar 2016

  • Predictive medicine

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    Predictive medicine Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    In this free course, Predictive medicine, you will learn how advances in genetics...
  • Pain and Aspirin

    What causes pain and how do we stop it? This free course, Pain and Aspirin, looks at how the human body responds to the release of certain...

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    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2016

  • Pain and Aspirin

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    Pain and Aspirin Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    What causes pain and how do we stop it? This free course, Pain and Aspirin, looks...
  • 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

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    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

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    Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Certificate in Health and Social Care

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    Certificate in Health and Social Care
    Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017
    Care is constantly in the headlines because it involves such a huge workforce and...

    Certificate in Working Together for Children

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    Certificate in Working Together for Children Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017
    Working with children requires practitioners to develop knowledge, skills, and...

    Certificate in Health Sciences

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    Certificate in Health Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017
    This certificate provides a broad introduction to health sciences, exploring some...

    Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice

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    Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017
    The role of healthcare support worker is fulfilling and increasingly challenging,...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017
    The role of healthcare support worker is fulfilling and increasingly challenging,...

    Foundation Degree in Paramedic Sciences

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    Foundation Degree in Paramedic Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017
    This foundation degree has been specially developed for staff working in a variety...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Sciences

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017
    This DipHE course has been specially developed for staff working in a variety of...

    BSc (Honours) Mental Health Nursing

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    BSc (Honours) Mental Health Nursing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017
    The BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing degree is a unique practice-based learning...
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