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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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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Who are young carers and what do they do?

Dr Geraldine Boyle looks at the role that young people play in supporting their loved ones when they are ill or disabled.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Sport and exercise pathway

Welcome to the Sport and exercise OpenLearn options for YASS students. 

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Social sciences pathway

Welcome to the social sciences OpenLearn options for YASS students. 

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Health and social care pathway

Welcome to the health and social care OpenLearn options for YASS students. 

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

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 in the UK. You will then move on to look at social work with individuals. Finally this OpenLearn course considers reflective practice.

Free course
15 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Physical activity for health and wellbeing in the caring role

Are you a carer? Or do you work with a carer, or know someone who one? This free course, Physical activity for health and wellbeing in the caring role, is designed to give an insight into the demands, both physically and mentally, of the caring role and look at how taking part in physical activity can offer benefits to the health and wellbeing of carers. Given the demands of the caring role, the course also looks at possible ways to start incorporating physical activity into everyday life and reflects upon a number of case studies. By the end of the course you will have gained knowledge about strategies that will help you to understand how to support and improve the wellbeing of either yourself or a carer you know.

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6 hrs
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