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The fight against obesity

How are we battling the unrelenting rise in obesity? And how could the government help?

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10 mins
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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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Exploring sport coaching and psychology

This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how scientific and management ideas contribute to success while also taking you on a journey through unique sporting case studies and insights that will change how you view and study sport. You will consider how the mind, the body, the environment and training techniques all contribute to optimum fitness.

Free course
24 hrs
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Understanding mental capacity

This free course, Understanding mental capacity, covers the principles and criteria underpinning the assessment of mental capacity and decision making in the UK.

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24 hrs
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What happens ‘When East Meets West’?

What benefits and obstacles are there when postgraduate students with East Asian heritage partake in distance learning with a Western university? Laura Tan investigates...

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Communication and working relationships in sport and fitness

This free course, Communication and working relationships in sport and fitness, explores the personal skills that underpin so much work in sport and gyms. We often hear employers refer to the importance of these interpersonal relationships or ‘soft skills’ in sport and fitness, and in this unique course you’ll build valuable insights into understanding workplace communication, motivation and self-awareness and how this can increase your effectiveness and enhance how you work with others. All this is made possible by some unique film footage of coaches, trainers and instructors at work combined with engaging learning activities that accompany these case studies to benefit both your career and those you work with.

Free course
24 hrs
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Making sense of ourselves

This free course, Making sense of ourselves, introduces you to well-known psychological topics by asking and answering everyday questions, such as Why don’t we like one another? Why would I hang around with you? Do you see what I see? What’s the point of childhood? You’ll learn how psychologists can go about addressing these questions using different research tools and approaches.

Free course
4 hrs
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Making sense of ourselves

This free course, Making sense of ourselves, introduces you to well-known psychological topics by asking and answering everyday questions, such as Why don’t we like one another? Why would I hang around with you? Do you see what I see? What’s the point of childhood? You’ll learn how psychologists can go about addressing these questions using different research tools and approaches.

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Brexit and health care professionals

With the uncertainty of Brexit, Dr Marc Cornock, looks at four key areas of health care which needs consideration.

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What do you know about psychosis?

There's plenty of misconceptions when it comes to the subject of psychosis. Now find out if you can tell fact from fiction.

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Is being a student good for your mental health?

Why do students suffer from higher levels of depression and anxiety when compared to those who are not at university? Dr Jonathan Leach investigates...

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All in the Mind - Autumn/Winter 2018

Claudia Hammond presents the OU/BBC Radio Four series that explores the limits and potential of the human mind.

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