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Infection and immunity free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Infection and immunity

In this free course, Infection and immunity, you will be introduced to infectious diseases and to the biological agents that invade our bodies and cause them: pathogens. You will also learn about the immune system, the human body’s vital defence against pathogens. Along the way you will learn about the scientific method and how it has helped scientists understand pathogens and aid the prevention of infectious disease. But the challenge is ongoing. Pathogens are everywhere and come in all shapes and sizes. As you will see, the fight against infectious disease remains critical for global health today.

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12 hrs
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Succeed with maths – Part 1 free course icon Level Badge icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Succeed with maths – Part 1

Decode the mystery of maths, and improve your confidence in its everyday uses.

Free course
24 hrs
Can renewable energy sources power the world? free course icon Level Badge icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Can renewable energy sources power the world?

We ask the question ‘Can renewable energy sources power the world?’ as a response to the growing awareness that increased use of renewable energy technologies is making a major contribution to global efforts to limit anthropogenic climate change. The course begins by examining the environmental concerns that have caused a rise in interest in renewable energy, introducing the main sources and technologies, and describing global efforts to increase the share of renewables. The course then looks at each of the principal renewable energy technologies and the contributions they might make to global energy demand. Finally, several future energy scenarios are analysed to show how combinations of renewable energy sources and technologies could provide a major share of global energy needs.

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24 hrs
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Studying natural sciences bilingually free course icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Studying natural sciences bilingually

Thinking of studying a Natural Sciences course? Considering studying through the medium of Welsh and want to know what the benefits are? Not sure whether your Welsh is good enough? If you’re reading this article, it’s quite possible you’ve thought about these questions. This article aims to answer these questions, and show how studying Natural Sciences through the medium of Welsh could improve your experience of higher education and improve your employment prospects.

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1 hr
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Astudio’r gwyddorau naturiol yn ddwyieithog free course icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Astudio’r gwyddorau naturiol yn ddwyieithog

Meddwl am astudio cwrs yn y Gwyddorau Naturiol? Ystyried astudio trwy’r Gymraeg ac eisiau gwybod beth yw’r manteision? Dim yn siŵr os ydy eich Cymraeg yn ddigon da? Os ydych chi’n darllen yr erthygl hon, digon tebyg fod y cwestiynau hyn wedi codi yn eich meddwl. Pwrpas yr erthygl hon yw ateb y cwestiynau hyn, a dangos sut gallai astudio’r Gwyddorau Naturiol drwy’r Gymraeg gwella eich profiad addysg uwch a gwella eich cyfleoedd gwaith yn y dyfodol.

Free course
1 hr
Everyday maths 2 (Wales) free course icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Everyday maths 2 (Wales)

This free course, Everyday maths 2 (Wales), will build on your existing maths skills and help you to feel more confident tackling the maths you come across in everyday situations.

Free course
48 hrs
Metals in medicine free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Metals in medicine

This free course, Metals in medicine, focuses on the use of metals and their compounds in the production of images of internal structures in our bodies and on the role of metal-containing compounds as drugs in the treatment of disease. In terms of medical imaging, the high atomic numbers of many metals, their magnetism and radioactivity have all been harnessed in a range of techniques to provide contrast between tissues and to highlight diseased or otherwise changed tissues. These techniques have become some of the most important weapons in our fight against disease. When considering drugs used for the treatment of disease, your first thoughts might lean towards treatments involving organic compounds. But metals and their compounds have been used for medical applications since ancient times. The use of metal-containing drugs is a wide-ranging, exciting and ever-expanding research area. In this course you will learn the underlying chemistry behind both uses of metal-containing compounds and see their major impact on human health.

Free course
12 hrs
An introduction to geology free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

An introduction to geology

In this free course, An introduction to geology, you will explore basic geological processes, focusing on how, where and why different rocks and natural resources form across the Earth.

Free course
12 hrs
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In the night sky: Orion free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

In the night sky: Orion

In this free course, In the night sky: Orion, you will explore the night sky, discover how stars formed and find out about exoplanets, all through the constellation of Orion.

Free course
24 hrs
Citizen science and global biodiversity free course icon Level Badge icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Citizen science and global biodiversity

This free course, Citizen science and global biodiversity, deals with the importance of biodiversity and explores how anyone can contribute to and be involved in identifying and recording wildlife, as a citizen scientist. It looks at what citizen science is, and how citizen science facilitates public involvement in scientific research activities as individuals learn and build skills.  Traditional biological keys are introduced and online recording is demonstrated using citizen science techniques and practical activities using the www.iSpotnature.org platform. The course goes on to demonstrate how, once a species is identified, web resources can be used to research its ecology. The role of citizen science is illustrated through a number of case studies from across the world. Finally, the course concludes by exploring the impact citizen scientists are having on recording biodiversity around the globe.      

Free course
24 hrs
Everyday maths for Construction and Engineering 2 free course icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Everyday maths for Construction and Engineering 2

This free course, Everyday maths for Construction and Engineering 2, will build on your current maths skills for work, study and everyday life.

Free course
48 hrs
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Histology, microscopy, anatomy and disease free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Histology, microscopy, anatomy and disease

This free course, Histology, microscopy, anatomy and disease, will help you understand the basic principles of light microscopy, before introducing you to histology, concentrating on the structure, function and relationship of normal human tissues.

Free course
12 hrs
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