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  • 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...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 May 2020

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

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 04 May 2020
    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...
  • 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...

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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    21 Apr 2020

  • An overview of wound care

    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 21 Apr 2020
    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...
  • Perilous past-time of poison

    By Professor Claire Turner, Linda Kenward

    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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Apr 2020

  • Perilous past-time of poison

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Apr 2020
    We look back on the perilous pastime of poison and the evil ways the convicted have tried to hide their wares. 
  • The story of infection

    By Professor Claire Turner

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

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Apr 2020

  • The story of infection

    Introductory level Updated 15 Apr 2020
    How have infectious diseases, both their response to us and our response to them, evolved over the centuries?
  • 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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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Apr 2020

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

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 03 Apr 2020
    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...
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    Choose Health: Managing long-term conditions

    Long-term medical problems can change your life - but you have control. Could you balance your work and social life with medication regimes? Would you be able to advise a friend?

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Nov 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 26 Nov 2019
    Long-term medical problems can change your life - but you have control. Could you balance your work and social life with medication regimes? Would you be...
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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • Cultural differences in mental health?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    The OU's Jonathan Leach asks: Are mental health problems the same across the globe? 
  • What do you know about volunteering?

    By Tyrrell Golding, Stephen Harrison

    Do you want to get into volunteering? Have you got what it takes? Test yourself with this quiz...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Jul 2019

  • What do you know about volunteering?

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Jul 2019
    Do you want to get into volunteering? Have you got what it takes? Test yourself with this quiz...
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    The importance of person-centred approaches to nursing care

    By Professor Jan Draper, Dr Josie Tetley

    Getting to know the person behind the patient is focal to person-centred nursing care, Professor Jan Draper and Dr Josie Tetley explain more in this article...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    01 Mar 2019

  • The importance of person-centred approaches to nursing care

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    Getting to know the person behind the patient is focal to person-centred nursing care, Professor Jan Draper and Dr Josie Tetley explain more in...
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    Download your free 'The Big C & Me' booklet

    With millions of people living with cancer, this OU/BBC series follows the lives of some of them as they deal with everything the disease has to...

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    07 Dec 2018

  • Download your free 'The Big C & Me' booklet

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    Updated 07 Dec 2018
    With millions of people living with cancer, this OU/BBC series follows the lives of some of them as they deal with everything the disease has to throw at...

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    Astudio meddygaeth yn ddwyieithog

    A oes gennych ddiddordeb mewn astudio meddygaeth yn y brifysgol Os felly maer uned hon i chi Maen cyflwyno nifer o ffactorau yr ydych angen eu hystyried wrth wneud cais i astudio meddygaeth ac yn amlinellu rhai or manteision o astudio meddygaeth yn ddwyieithog yn y brifysgol

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    04 Mar 2020

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    A oes gennych ddiddordeb mewn astudio meddygaeth yn y brifysgol? Os ...
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    Studying medicine bilingually

    Are you interested in studying medicine at university Then if so this unit is for you It introduces a number of the factors that you need to think about when applying to study medicine and outlines some of the particular advantages of studying medicine bilingually at university

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    04 Mar 2020

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    Are you interested in studying medicine at university? Then if so, this unit is...
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    Caring in hospitals

    This free course Caring in hospitals considers the type of care offered in hospitals using Leeds General Hospital as a case study The course looks at the people who have roles within the hospital how they interact with each other and patients and what they consider to be care The different approaches and contributions to care by doctors and nurses are explored and patients give their perspective on the care they receive

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Oct 2018

  • Caring in hospitals

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    This free course, Caring in hospitals, considers the type of care offered in...
  • An introduction to death, dying and grief

    Explore interesting and challenging ideas around death dying and grief This free course An introduction to death dying and grief invites you to think more deeply about death and dying and encourages you to think about it in different ways This course will introduce you to different perspectives on death ethical issues related to dying and endoflife care as well as expressions of grief Please note that this course includes video about people talking personally about their experiences in relation to death and dying If you have been affected by the issues in these videos there are resources included in the course for further information and support

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    Free course

    7 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    19 Oct 2018

  • An introduction to death, dying and grief

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    An introduction to death, dying and grief
    Intermediate level Duration 7 hours Updated 19 Oct 2018
    Explore interesting and challenging ideas around death, dying and grief. This free...
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    Understanding service improvement in healthcare

    This free course Understanding service improvement in healthcare will help you to understand what people mean by the terms service and improvement in relation to healthcare The course will help you to think about how those involved in healthcare whether as practitioners or service users can monitor the progress of any initiative to improve care and how they can make sure that any change is sustained

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    14 Sep 2016

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    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 14 Sep 2016
    This free course, Understanding service improvement in healthcare, will help you...
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    The Beveridge vision

    This free course The Beveridge vision looks at the work of William Beveridge in reforming the field of social welfare after World War II Particular attention is paid to the attitude towards women and immigrants to the United Kingdom

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Feb 2016

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    This free course, The Beveridge vision, looks at the work of William Beveridge in...
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    The limits of primary care

    In this free course The limits of primary care you will explore questions of access to community services To make what might be quite a dry task more challenging we use a fictionalised case study of two people for whom access to community services is particularly problematic Jim and Marianne are both longterm heroin addicts Additional problems associated with their addiction are homelessness and physical illness Their situation raises both practical questions about how services can be accessed and moral questions about entitlement to resources when their problems can be regarded as at least in part selfinflicted

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Feb 2016

  • The limits of primary care

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    In this free course, The limits of primary care, you will explore questions of...