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Critical social work practice

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Critical social work practice Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Advanced level Duration 3 hours Updated 13 Apr 2010
This series of tracks looks at social work practice around the world and compares attitudes and management techniques within the social work field....

Air Pollution

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Air Pollution Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 26 Mar 2010
How we can be sure our air is safe to breathe? This album introduces the principles and concepts of air quality management and looks at how we...

Waste Management

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Waste Management Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 26 Mar 2010
How much do you think about what you throw away? A waste management cycle is essential for a sustainable future. This album considers the policy...

Business operations

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Business operations Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Masters level Duration 1 hour Updated 26 Mar 2010
This series of tracks examines the operations management in four service industries. Each has unique problems associated with their sector but they...

Supply chains: healthcare

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Supply chains: healthcare Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 55 mins Updated 11 Jan 2010
From surgical tools to obstetric instruments, personalised colostomy bags to hip implants, the UK's National Health Service requires an astonishing...

Supply chains: Smart cars

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Supply chains: Smart cars Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 05 Dec 2009
What happens when you bring the best of two famous brands together? What sorts of innovations can emerge, and how is a brand image created for the...

Supply chains: the supermarket

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Supply chains: the supermarket Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 05 Dec 2009
How does a large supermarket chain expand into new markets? How does it adapt to new cultural values and consumer preferences? This album tells the...

Capacities for managing development

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Capacities for managing development Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Masters level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 20 Oct 2009
The way forests around the world are managed is undergoing radical change. In the UK, local communities are buying forested land, to preserve...

Changing the way we work

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Changing the way we work Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 09 Oct 2009
What does the future hold for our working lives? This album explores the ways in which organisations are changing; the breaking down of traditional...

Combating air pollution

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Combating air pollution Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 09 Oct 2009
What’s in the air you breathe and how do you know it’s safe? Pollution control is vital since nobody has a choice when it comes to inhaling the air...