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Health, Sports & Psychology 

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 physics as well as giving some insight into healthier eating. Reading food labels, choosing healthier foods, hydrating appropriately and understanding how we taste food will allow you to be more informed about the choices you make about the food you eat.

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24 hrs
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Education & Development 

English: skills for learning

English: skills for learning, is a free course for anybody who is thinking of studying for a university degree and would like to develop the English reading and writing skills needed to succeed. You will learn through a range of engaging activities aimed at extending your existing language skills.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

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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Health, Sports & Psychology 

The psychology of cybercrime

In this free course, The psychology of cybercrime, you will explore different questions about cybercrime from a psychological angle in an attempt to better understand this relatively recent field of psychology. You will consider the realms and limits of cybercrime, distinguishing between the different types of cybercrime (e.g. trolling, cyber-stalking, -----, hacking), the experiences of being victims of cybercrime and the causes behind engaging in these types of criminal activity. Finally, current interventions will be highlighted.  Even though cybercrime is broadly encompassing all the different types of crime committed online, it is important to emphasise very early on that it is likely to be committed by offenders with different characteristics, motivations and behaviours than those who commit other types of crime. As a result, those online criminal activities share similarities with offline equivalents (e.g. ----- and online -----). The interest in studying the psychology of cybercrime both from the perpetrator and victim perspectives has arisen in an attempt to understand what makes cybercrime unique or similar to its offline counterpart. Content warning Cybercrime victimisation can affect both adults and children who engage online. Please find links to two useful guides that give tips on to stay safe online: Cybercrime and online safety developed by West Yorkshire police 355355 Supporting your child’s wellbeing by the NSPCC  356356 This free course is an adapted extract from the Open University course DD802 Investigating forensic psychology357357. Explore the collection of Postgraduate study in psychology and criminology.

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6 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

A scenario on e-professionalism for nurses

Do you always make the correct descisions when it comes to using the Internet? Dr Gemma Ryan looks at online incidents and the behaviours which may require escalation.

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