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An introduction to social work

Do you want to learn more about the social work role and develop your understanding of some of the theory associated with social work practice? This free course, An introduction to social work, begins by introducing key ideas, values, the social work process and the skills needed for social work practice. You will then move on to look at social work with individuals. Finally this OpenLearn course considers reflective practice.

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15 hrs
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Forensic psychology

In this free course, Forensic psychology, you will discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and prevent miscarriages of justice.

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24 hrs
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Starting with psychology

The most 'important and greatest puzzle' we face as humans is ourselves (Boring, 1950, p. 56). Humans are a puzzle, one that is complex, subtle and multi-layered, and it gets even more complicated as we evolve over time and change within different contexts. When answering the question 'what makes us who we are?' psychologists put forward a range of explanations about why people feel, think and behave the way they do. Just when psychologists seem to understand one bit of 'who we are' up pops some new evidence to show a different side! It is not easy to pin down all the many influences. This free course, Starting with psychology, makes a start.

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

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 treatment for the condition. Patricia Davidson suggests why this might be - and how it should change.

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The science behind wheeled sports

This free course, The science behind wheeled sports, focuses on cycling and wheelchair racing: what we might collectively call wheeled sports. The Scientific concepts such as force, acceleration and speed are also useful for understanding these sports. However, cycling and wheelchair racing differ from other sports in that technology more obviously plays an important role.

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8 hrs
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Living with MS: Not just surviving but thriving (with a little canine care)

How do assistance dogs help people with MS keep control over their lives?

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What is Alzheimer's disease?

 It looms over many of our lives, but what is Alzheimer's disease? Here's a guide:

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