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    Are you driven to distraction?

    By Dr Gemma Briggs, Dr Jim Turner

    Can you drive safely and work effectively at the same time? If you ever need to make your vehicle a mobile office, by having hands free phone conversations, how confident are you that neither your work, nor your driving suffers? 

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    10 Nov 2020

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    Can you drive safely and work effectively at the same time? If you ever need to make your vehicle a mobile office, by having hands free phone conversations,...
  • Life behind a mask

    By Dr Marina Cantarutti

    How has the way we communicate changed due to wearing a face mask? Dr Marina Cantarutti, Interactional Linguist and Research Associate at The Open University, shares her thoughts.

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    09 Nov 2020

  • Life behind a mask

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    How has the way we communicate changed due to wearing a face mask? Dr Marina Cantarutti, Interactional Linguist and Research Associate at The Open...
  • Has COVID-19 changed the public perception of nursing?

    By Dr Rebecca Garcia

    Reflecting so far, 2020 and the unfortunate arrival of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has certainly given the Year of the Nurse, a unique position on the global health stage. Dr Rebecca Garcia, Lecturer in Nursing at The Open University, looks at the...

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    09 Nov 2020

  • Has COVID-19 changed the public perception of nursing?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Nov 2020
    Reflecting so far, 2020 and the unfortunate arrival of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has certainly given the Year of the Nurse, a unique position on the global...
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    What's it like being a Consultant Anaesthetist during COVID-19?

    Watch an interview with Taj Fragene, a Consultant Anaesthetist, as he talks about race and COVID-19, plus the risks he faces.

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    Watch an interview with Taj Fragene, a Consultant Anaesthetist, as he talks about race and COVID-19, plus the risks he faces.
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    What's it like being a Paediatric Nurse during COVID-19?

    Watch an interview with Sophie Hogg, a Paediatric Nurse, as she reveals the hardest moments of her career, plus her future ambitions.

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    09 Nov 2020

  • What's it like being a Paediatric Nurse during COVID-19?

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    Watch an interview with Sophie Hogg, a Paediatric Nurse, as she reveals the hardest moments of her career, plus her future ambitions.
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    What's it like being an ITU Matron during COVID-19?

    Watch an interview with Deny Chacko, an ITU Matron, as he discusses the difficulties faced due to COVID-19, plus the satisfaction he gets from his profession.

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    09 Nov 2020

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    Watch an interview with Deny Chacko, an ITU Matron, as he discusses the difficulties faced due to COVID-19, plus the satisfaction he gets from his...
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    Hospital

    Hospital tells the riveting story of the NHS in unprecedented times. 

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    04 Nov 2020

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    Hospital tells the riveting story of the NHS in unprecedented times. 
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    Grief during COVID-19: supporting our colleagues to return to work and thrive following loss

    By Dr Kerry Jones

    Even if we have been fortunate enough not to experience loss ourselves during this pandemic, there may be colleagues who have. So, how can we support grieving colleagues during these challenging times? 

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    14 Oct 2020

  • Grief during COVID-19: supporting our colleagues to return to work and thrive following loss

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    Even if we have been fortunate enough not to experience loss ourselves during this pandemic, there may be colleagues who have. So, how can we support...
  • Top 5 Tips for Sport Parents

    By Jessica Pinchbeck, Candice Lingam-Willgoss

    Childhood experiences of sport are of key interest to both of us, as part of our roles as researchers as well as being parents ourselves.

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    08 Oct 2020

  • Top 5 Tips for Sport Parents

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    Childhood experiences of sport are of key interest to both of us, as part of our roles as researchers as well as being parents ourselves.
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    How can acceptance and commitment therapy help carers in challenging times such as the COVID-19 pandemic?

    By Dr Jitka Vseteckova

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (also known as ‘ACT’) is a type of psychological therapy used for people who feel ‘stuck’ due to complex life circumstances. This article explains more and offers some top tips.

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    09 Sep 2020

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Sep 2020
    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (also known as ‘ACT’) is a type of psychological therapy used for people who feel ‘stuck’ due to complex life circumstances...

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  • 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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    Introducing public health

    This free course Introducing public health presents some key elements of public health and health promotion It considers the scope and focus of public health and how it is subject to change and located within the wider global context

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    This free course, Introducing public health, presents some key elements of public...
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    Exploring issues in women's health

    This free course Exploring issues in womens health will introduce social model approaches to health and wellbeing which take as their starting point not the scientific context of the body but the social context in which women live The focus is on women and the impact of social and cultural factors on womens health The course touches on various issues concerning womens health such as abortion periods the menopause mental health and fertility

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    03 Mar 2020

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    This free course, Exploring issues in women's health, will introduce social model...
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    Understanding depression and anxiety

    This free course Understanding depression and anxiety explores the causes of these mental health issues with a particular focus on stress You will consider some risk and causal factors for some depression and anxiety disorders and learn about the biology and psychology behind them

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    08 Nov 2019

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    This free course, Understanding depression and anxiety, explores the causes of...
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    Exploring health: is your lifestyle really to blame?

    This free course Exploring health is your lifestyle really to blame explores the extent to which a persons lifestyle impacts on their health and wellbeing It also examines how nonlifestyle related factors in particular social economic cultural and political dimensions influence a persons health

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    This free course, Exploring health: is your lifestyle really to blame?, explores...
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    Professional relationships with young people

    In some peoples eyes the development of relationships is a good end in itself as it is in relationships that we express our humanity Young people with few goodquality relationships in their lives often find that entering into informal relationships with adults who respect accept like and really listen to them is a new life experience These relationships can offer the young people new perspectives on approaching developing and managing quality relationships of their own This free course Professional relationships with young people explores different approaches in developing relationships and working practices which can inform work with young people

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    30 Sep 2019

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    In some people's eyes the development of relationships is a good end in itself, as...
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    Exploring sport coaching and psychology

    By Ben Oakley

    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

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    13 Aug 2019

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    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how...
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    Work and mental health

    Although being at work during periods of mental illness can be difficult for those with mental health problems most people with these difficulties could take paid employment if it were not for numerous barriers in the workplace and the wider community Centre for Mental Health 2013 In this free course Work and mental health you will look at some of the ways in which employment affects mental health and what can be done to support people in finding and keeping work

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    20 Jun 2019

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    Although being at work during periods of mental illness can be difficult for those...
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    The MMR vaccine: Public health, private fears

    A decade ago the possibility of a link between the MMR vaccine and autism hit the media Fear of the vaccine spread rapidly and despite an almost unanimous consensus that the claim was unfounded still persists today In this free course The MMR vaccine Public health private fears well examine why this controversy took on such a life of its own and why parents still agonise about the vaccine

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    24 May 2019

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    A decade ago, the possibility of a link between the MMR vaccine and autism hit the...
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    Introducing healthcare improvement

    This free course Introducing healthcare improvement explores quality improvement in healthcare settings It begins by defining healthcare quality and describing the meaning of quality improvement in healthcare You will also learn about the different dimensions of quality and the broad aims of healthcare improvement The course will help you better understand how and why we seek to improve healthcare quality

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    3 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    21 May 2019

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    This free course, Introducing healthcare improvement, explores quality improvement...