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  • World AIDS Day

    By The OpenLearn team

    1 December is World AIDS Day, a day designed to show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

    Updated content

    Read now: World AIDS Day about Managing projects through people

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    5 mins

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    Updated on:

    01 Dec 2021

  • World AIDS Day

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Dec 2021
    1 December is World AIDS Day, a day designed to show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.
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    Time to look again at HIV and relationships

    By Dr Tom Witney

    Dr Tom Witney spoke to 30 gay and bisexual men in relationships where one partner was HIV positive and the other HIV negative. Watch this animated video to see the participants' thoughts and relationships brought to life.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    01 Dec 2021

  • Time to look again at HIV and relationships

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    Time to look again at HIV and relationships Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Dec 2021
    Dr Tom Witney spoke to 30 gay and bisexual men in relationships where one partner was HIV positive and the other HIV negative. Watch this animated...
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    Could you work in end of life care?

    By Dr Kerry Jones

    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. 

    Take part now: Could you work in end of life care? about Managing projects through people

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Jul 2021

  • Could you work in end of life care?

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    Could you work in end of life care? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Jul 2021
    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...
  • 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.

    Read now: Life behind a mask about Managing projects through people

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 May 2021

  • Life behind a mask

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 May 2021
    How has the way we communicate changed due to wearing a face mask? Dr Marina Cantarutti, Interactional Linguist and Research Associate at The Open...
  • 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...

    Read now: COVID-19: Social work and social care - learning to help you in practice about Managing projects through people

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 May 2021

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

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 14 May 2021
    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...
  • 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.

    Read now: COVID-19 nursing and healthcare: learning to help you in practice about Managing projects through people

    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 May 2021

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

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 14 May 2021
    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...
  • Coronavirus: The Lowdown

    The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting almost everyone worldwide. We've pulled together some content on the virus and how to cope in these unprecedented times.

    Read now: Coronavirus: The Lowdown about Managing projects through people

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 May 2021

  • Coronavirus: The Lowdown

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 May 2021
    The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting almost everyone worldwide. We've pulled together some content on the virus and how to cope in these unprecedented times.
  • Surrogacy around the world

    By Professor Lesley Hoggart, Dr Sarah Earle

    Which country allows surrogates to legally accept payment for surrogacy from foreigners? Which European country only permits those in a heterosexual partnership or a single female to be intended parents? Professor Lesley Hoggart and Dr...

    Take part now: Surrogacy around the world about Managing projects through people

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    Updated on:

    04 Mar 2021

  • Surrogacy around the world

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    Updated 04 Mar 2021
    Which country allows surrogates to legally accept payment for surrogacy from foreigners? Which European country only permits those in a...
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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Feb 2021

  • How to make the most out of our visit to the Great Outdoors: walking with The Parks Trust and staying mindful

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Feb 2021
    A new resource aimed to help people with dementia engage with their surroundings has been developed by The Parks Trust in Partnership with The Open...
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    Sex and the Natsal surveys – how do you compare?

    By Professor Jacqui Gabb, Dr Mathijs Lucassen

    During 2021, as part of a research enrichment public engagement grant from the Wellcome Trust, we are developing several Open Educational Resources (OERs). Specifically OERs derived from the National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles ...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Feb 2021

  • Sex and the Natsal surveys – how do you compare?

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    Sex and the Natsal surveys – how do you compare? Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Feb 2021
    During 2021, as part of a research enrichment public engagement grant from the Wellcome Trust, we are developing several Open Educational Resources (OERs)....

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  • World AIDS Day

    By The OpenLearn team

    1 December is World AIDS Day, a day designed to show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

    Updated content

    Read now: World AIDS Day about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Dec 2021

  • World AIDS Day

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Dec 2021
    1 December is World AIDS Day, a day designed to show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.
  • Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Time to look again at HIV and relationships

    By Dr Tom Witney

    Dr Tom Witney spoke to 30 gay and bisexual men in relationships where one partner was HIV positive and the other HIV negative. Watch this animated video to see the participants' thoughts and relationships brought to life.

    Updated content

    Watch now: Time to look again at HIV and relationships about Managing projects through people

    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Dec 2021

  • Time to look again at HIV and relationships

    Featuring: Video Video
    Time to look again at HIV and relationships Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Dec 2021
    Dr Tom Witney spoke to 30 gay and bisexual men in relationships where one partner was HIV positive and the other HIV negative. Watch this animated...
  • Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Could you work in end of life care?

    By Dr Kerry Jones

    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. 

    Take part now: Could you work in end of life care? about Managing projects through people

    Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Jul 2021

  • Could you work in end of life care?

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Could you work in end of life care? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Jul 2021
    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...
  • 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.

    Read now: Life behind a mask about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 May 2021

  • Life behind a mask

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 May 2021
    How has the way we communicate changed due to wearing a face mask? Dr Marina Cantarutti, Interactional Linguist and Research Associate at The Open...
  • 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...

    Read now: COVID-19: Social work and social care - learning to help you in practice about Managing projects through people

    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 May 2021

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

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 14 May 2021
    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...
  • 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.

    Read now: COVID-19 nursing and healthcare: learning to help you in practice about Managing projects through people

    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 May 2021

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

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 14 May 2021
    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...
  • Coronavirus: The Lowdown

    The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting almost everyone worldwide. We've pulled together some content on the virus and how to cope in these unprecedented times.

    Read now: Coronavirus: The Lowdown about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 May 2021

  • Coronavirus: The Lowdown

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 May 2021
    The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting almost everyone worldwide. We've pulled together some content on the virus and how to cope in these unprecedented times.
  • Surrogacy around the world

    By Professor Lesley Hoggart, Dr Sarah Earle

    Which country allows surrogates to legally accept payment for surrogacy from foreigners? Which European country only permits those in a heterosexual partnership or a single female to be intended parents? Professor Lesley Hoggart and Dr...

    Take part now: Surrogacy around the world about Managing projects through people

    Activity

    Updated on:

    04 Mar 2021

  • Surrogacy around the world

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Updated 04 Mar 2021
    Which country allows surrogates to legally accept payment for surrogacy from foreigners? Which European country only permits those in a...
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    Journeying through wellbeing: Exploring mental health and wellbeing

    By Dr Sharon Mallon, Helen Dare

    Life can be a series of ups and downs. Sometimes it can be hard to know if we fully understand what is meant by terms such as mental health and wellbeing. In this article, we will explore these terms and how our mental health and wellbeing is...

    Read now: Journeying through wellbeing: Exploring mental health and wellbeing about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Mar 2021

  • Journeying through wellbeing: Exploring mental health and wellbeing

    Journeying through wellbeing: Exploring mental health and wellbeing Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Shutterstock
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Mar 2021
    Life can be a series of ups and downs. Sometimes it can be hard to know if we fully understand what is meant by terms such as mental health and...
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    Support for you and your mental health

    By Helen Dare, Shabina McGhan

    With one in four of us experiencing a mental health problem at some point in our lives, it is important that we know where to turn for advice and seek help when we need it. 

    Read now: Support for you and your mental health about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Mar 2021

  • Support for you and your mental health

    Support for you and your mental health Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Image by KrapOlga from Shutterstock.com
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Mar 2021
    With one in four of us experiencing a mental health problem at some point in our lives, it is important that we know where to turn for advice and seek help...

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    BA/BSc (Honours) Health and Social Care

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    BA/BSc (Honours) Health and Social Care
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    In the fast-changing world of today’s care sector, professionals at all levels...