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  • Keeping Britain Alive: Download your free 'Working to save lives' booklet

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    Download a free booklet exploring a day in the life of healthcare professionals. 
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    An Hour to Save Your Life: Order your free Trauma booklet

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    What is trauma? How are major injuries treated? Download your free Open University booklet to learn more.

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    What is trauma? How are major injuries treated? Download your free Open University booklet to learn more.
  • What do you really know about HIV and AIDS?

    By Dr Peter Keogh, Thomas Witney

    You've probably heard a lot about HIV and AIDS in the news - but can you separate the myth from the reality?...

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    You've probably heard a lot about HIV and AIDS in the news - but can you separate the myth from the reality? Take our quiz to find out...
  • Is being a student good for your mental health?

    By Dr Jonathan Leach

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

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  • Is being a student good for your mental health?

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

    By Dr Erica Borgstrom, Dr Rebecca Jones

    Ever heard of advance care planning? Setting out what you’d want to happen to you if you became too unwell to make...

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  • Life or Death Decisions

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    Ever heard of advance care planning? Setting out what you’d want to happen to you if you became too unwell to make your own decisions doesn’t have to be...
  • Reimagining Ageing

    By Dr Rebecca Jones, Dr Aravinda Guntupalli

    Do you have a negative view of getting 'old'? Bust the common stereotypes around ageing and reimagine your future in...

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    Do you have a negative view of getting 'old'? Bust the common stereotypes around ageing and reimagine your future in a creative and novel way in our...
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    The growing demand for drugs in UK prisons

    By David Scott

    With prisons and the justice system in the headlines once more, Dr David Scott explores the issue of drug smuggling...

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  • The growing demand for drugs in UK prisons

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    With prisons and the justice system in the headlines once more, Dr David Scott explores the issue of drug smuggling in UK prisons.
  • "Nursing is a fantastic career"

    By Michael Davidson

    Staff Tutor for Nursing for The Open University, Michael Davidson, explains why he believes nursing can be a...

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    Staff Tutor for Nursing for The Open University, Michael Davidson, explains why he believes nursing can be a rewarding career choice for men and women.
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    NHS: A People's History

    Alex Brooker presents a crowdsourced social history of the NHS, told through people's treasured mementoes.

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    Alex Brooker presents a crowdsourced social history of the NHS, told through people's treasured mementoes.
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    Freeing people caught between life and death

    By Roger Highfield

    Terrible accidents can leave some patients locked-in: awake but unaware. Roger Highfield meets the people seeking...

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    Terrible accidents can leave some patients locked-in: awake but unaware. Roger Highfield meets the people seeking ways to free them.

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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...

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    This free course, The science of nutrition and healthy eating, looks at the...
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    The psychological aspects of sports injury

    For many people sport is a way of life, so imagine the emotional distress that a sports injury can bring when it restricts someone's participation...

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    For many people sport is a way of life, so imagine the emotional distress that a...
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    Exploring sport coaching and psychology

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    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how scientific and management ideas contribute to success while also taking...

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    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how...
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    Factors that influence health: An introduction

    What factors influence our health? A lot of attention is focused on people's behaviour - their decisions to smoke, drink, over-eat and so on - with...

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    What factors influence our health? A lot of attention is focused on people's...
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    Challenging the biomedical model of childbirth

    Health means different things to different people, and this is reflected in the experiences of pregnancy and childbirth in this free course,...

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    Health means different things to different people, and this is reflected in the...
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    Introducing ageing

    Everyone is ageing, whatever their current age, and we live in a world where many people are living much longer than previous generations. This is...

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    19 Jul 2018

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    Everyone is ageing, whatever their current age, and we live in a world where many...
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    Predictive medicine

    In this free course, Predictive medicine, you will learn how advances in genetics could change the way in which diseases are diagnosed and managed....

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    27 Jun 2018

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    In this free course, Predictive medicine, you will learn how advances in genetics...
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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...

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    This free course, Introducing public health, presents some key elements of public...
  • Drug development process: combating pain

    Drug development process: combating pain, is a free course offering a brief introduction to the process of new drug discovery; from identification...

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    Drug development process: combating pain, is a free course offering a brief...
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    Challenging ideas in mental health

    Take a new and different look at mental health. This free course, Challenging ideas in mental health, invites you to think differently about life's...

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    18 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    10 May 2017

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    Take a new and different look at mental health. This free course, Challenging...