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  • Advance Care Planning (ACP ) - Discuss, Decide, Document and Share

    By Dr Jitka Vseteckova, Dr Erica Borgstrom, Amanda Whitehouse, Anna Kent, Miles Umney

    Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the process of thinking about, documenting and sharing one’s wishes, beliefs, values and preferences for one’s future care. This process is often captured in a document called an advance care plan. The plan and the...

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    13 Jan 2021

  • Advance Care Planning (ACP ) - Discuss, Decide, Document and Share

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Jan 2021
    Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the process of thinking about, documenting and sharing one’s wishes, beliefs, values and preferences for one’s future care....
  • 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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    10 mins

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    09 Nov 2020

  • Life behind a mask

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Nov 2020
    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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    09 Nov 2020

  • What's it like being a Consultant Anaesthetist during COVID-19?

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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

  • What's it like being an ITU Matron during COVID-19?

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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

  • Hospital

    Updated 04 Nov 2020
    Hospital tells the riveting story of the NHS in unprecedented times. 
  • The benefits of outdoor green and blue spaces

    By Dr Jitka Vseteckova

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased focus on the value of participating in nature. This article explores how outdoor spaces can improve our mental health.

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    12 Oct 2020

  • The benefits of outdoor green and blue spaces

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Oct 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased focus on the value of participating in nature. This article explores how outdoor spaces can improve our mental...
  • How does the human body fight a viral infection?

    By Dr Martin Bootman, Dr Jon Golding, Professor David Kingsley Male

    Some individuals generate an effective immune response to COVID-19. Why? Discover the immune response to viral infection in this explainer article...

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    20 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    25 Sep 2020

  • How does the human body fight a viral infection?

    Intermediate level Duration 20 mins Updated 25 Sep 2020
    Some individuals generate an effective immune response to COVID-19. Why? Discover the immune response to viral infection in this explainer article....
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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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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Sep 2020

  • How can acceptance and commitment therapy help carers in challenging times such as the COVID-19 pandemic?

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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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  • Pyliau o banig: beth ydyn nhw a beth allwch chi ei wneud amdanyn nhw

    Mae Pyliau o banig beth ydyn nhw a beth iw wneud yn eu cylch yn gwrs rhad ac am ddim a ddylai fod o gymorth i unrhyw un syn profi pyliau o banig neu banig iw teulu au ffrindiau ac i unrhyw un sydd diddordeb mwy cyffredinol mewn iechyd meddwl ai driniaeth Maer cwrs yn dechrau trwy archwilio diffiniadau ffurfiol o banig a phyliau o banig Yna cyferbynnir y rhain straeon personol or profiad o banig Mae hefyd yn cyflwyno rhai or dealltwriaethau allweddol ynghylch pam mae pyliau o banig yn digwydd ac yn rhoi trosolwg or prif ffyrdd y gall pobl gael help a helpu eu hunain

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    3 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    30 Nov 2020

  • Pyliau o banig: beth ydyn nhw a beth allwch chi ei wneud amdanyn nhw

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    Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 30 Nov 2020
    Mae “Pyliau o banig: beth ydyn nhw, a beth i'w wneud yn eu cylch” yn gwrs rhad ac...
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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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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    15 Apr 2020

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    This free course, Introducing public health, presents some key elements of public...
  • Infection and immunity

    In this free course Infection and immunity you will be introduced to infectious diseases and to the biological agents that invade our bodies and cause them pathogens You will also learn about the immune system the human bodys vital defence against pathogens Along the way you will learn about the scientific method and how it has helped scientists understand pathogens and aid the prevention of infectious disease But the challenge is ongoing Pathogens are everywhere and come in all shapes and sizes As you will see the fight against infectious disease remains critical for global health today

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Mar 2020

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 25 Mar 2020
    In this free course, Infection and immunity, you will be introduced to infectious...
  • Panic attacks: what they are and what to do about them

    Panic attacks what they are and what to do about themis a free course that should be helpful to anyone who experiences panic or panic attacks for their family and friends and anyone more generally interested in mental health and mental health treatment The course starts by exploring formal definitions of panic and panic attack These are then contrasted with personal accounts of the experience of panic It also presents some of the key understandings of why panic attacks happen and provides an overview of the main ways people can get help and help themselves

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    3 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    20 Dec 2019

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    Panic attacks: what they are and what to do about them
    Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 20 Dec 2019
    Panic attacks: what they are and what to do about them is a free course that...
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    Population ageing: a global health crisis?

    This free course Population ageing a global health crisis focuses on two major issues of our time ageing societies and global health It provides you with an introduction to ageing societies and their implications for global health implications which are only just beginning to be fully understood The course will help you to deepen your understanding of ageing societies across the globe and the different components of the concept of global health You will also explore the ways in which population ageing is often framed as a crisis and begin to develop your own ideas about the implications of population ageing

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    06 Dec 2019

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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

    Updated on:

    21 May 2019

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    This free course, Introducing healthcare improvement, explores quality improvement...
  • 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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    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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    Applying social work skills in practice

    In this free course Applying social work skills in practice you will explore the social work role in working with vulnerable and socially excluded individuals and groups You will learn about risk and the assessment of need in social work practice and explore the wider context of social work practice and responses to social work You will also explore the application of relevant knowledge skills and values in social work and think about the place of research in supporting social work practice

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    7 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    05 Jun 2018

  • Applying social work skills in practice

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    Intermediate level Duration 7 hours Updated 05 Jun 2018
    In this free course, Applying social work skills in practice, you will explore the...
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    Public health in community settings: An introduction

    This free course Public health in community settings An introduction introduces you to some key aspects of communitylevel engagement in particular how to get to know the locality in which you want to work and how you might work in partnership with local people In doing so it gives you a sense of the nature and approach of communitybased public health work

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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2016

  • Public health in community settings: An introduction

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    This free course, Public health in community settings: An introduction, introduces...
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    Public health and mental health promotion

    In this free course Public health and mental health promotion you will examine public health from a mental health perspective beginning with an exploration of the relationship between public health and mental health Mental health promotion is concerned with achieving positive mental health and quality of life

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2016

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    In this free course, Public health and mental health promotion, you will examine...

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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...