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So, you want to be a nurse? A brief introduction to nursing free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology

So, you want to be a nurse? A brief introduction to nursing

This free course, So you want to be a nurse? A brief introduction to nursing, provides an overview of what nursing entails. Focusing on nursing in the UK specifically, but also looking at its place globally, you will learn about the four fields of nursing in the UK, what nurse training involves, as well as what makes a great nurse. This ...

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6 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology

My career goal: Health and science

Whether your interest is in pharmaceuticals, disease treatment or chemical research, you can help break new discoveries and improve our scientific understanding. This page has info on career options from food science to forensics, and working for the NHS.

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Health, Sports & Psychology

Not intervening as a form of care

Learning from palliative and end of life care.

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5 mins
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Is ‘fake news’ still a problem for society?

Disinformation is a defining feature of our time. Why has it become such a problem, and what can we do about it?

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15 mins
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Health, Sports & Psychology

Could you work in end of life care?

Have you ever wondered what it's like to work in end of life care as a health care professional supporting dying patients and their families? Working with people who are dying can be both rewarding and emotionally draining. 

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Health, Sports & Psychology

COVID-19: Social work and social care - learning to help you in practice

If you're returning to social work or social care practice, or want more knowledge and support to help you in a new setting working with those impacted by COVID-19, OpenLearn has a range of free courses available for you to refresh your knowledge and skills.

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COVID-19 nursing and healthcare: learning to help you in practice

If you're returning to practice to support the NHS, NHS in Scotland, NHS Wales or Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland, OpenLearn has a range of free courses available for you to refresh your knowledge and skills.

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Death is inevitable: But do you need to plan for it? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Death is inevitable: But do you need to plan for it?

For many, this question may at first seem like an odd one. It may be something you have never thought about – thinking about what the end of life may be like. For others, dying may not seem like something you can ‘plan for’, preferring to presume it is down to fate. And you might be wondering why question something you might have very little ...

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Health, Sports & Psychology

An overview of wound care

This information is a review of wound care. It contains information to help you feel more confident in supporting people managing in their needs and rehabilitation. As with all clinical information, you should seek out local and follow local policy.  

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Health, Sports & Psychology

Perilous past-time of poison

We look back on the perilous pastime of poison and the evil ways the convicted have tried to hide their wares. 

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Health, Sports & Psychology

The story of infection

How have infectious diseases, both their response to us and our response to them, evolved over the centuries?

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Health, Sports & Psychology

Astudio meddygaeth yn ddwyieithog

A oes gennych ddiddordeb mewn astudio meddygaeth yn y brifysgol? Os felly, mae’r uned hon i chi. Mae’n cyflwyno nifer o ffactorau yr ydych angen eu hystyried wrth wneud cais i astudio meddygaeth, ac yn amlinellu rhai o’r manteision o astudio meddygaeth yn ddwyieithog yn y brifysgol.

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1 hr