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    Britain's Fat Fight

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall looks at the impact and causes of obesity in modern Britain.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Jan 2019

  • Britain's Fat Fight

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Jan 2019
    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall looks at the impact and causes of obesity in modern Britain.
  • How Healthy Are You?

    By Julie Messenger, Professor Cathy Lloyd

    How healthy are you? Have a go at this interactive quiz on diet, physical activity and lifestyle choices and see...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Dec 2018

  • How Healthy Are You?

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Dec 2018
    How healthy are you? Have a go at this interactive quiz on diet, physical activity and lifestyle choices and see if you need to make some personal ...
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    07 Dec 2018

  • An Hour to Save Your Life: Order your free Trauma booklet

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    Updated 07 Dec 2018
    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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    01 Dec 2018

  • What do you really know about HIV and AIDS?

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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...
  • The fight against obesity

    By Dr Joan Simons

    How are we battling the unrelenting rise in obesity? And how could the government help?

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Nov 2018

  • The fight against obesity

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Nov 2018
    How are we battling the unrelenting rise in obesity? And how could the government help?
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    The growing demand for drugs in UK prisons

    By Dr 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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    20 Aug 2018

  • The growing demand for drugs in UK prisons

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Aug 2018
    With prisons and the justice system in the headlines once more, Dr David Scott explores the issue of drug smuggling in UK prisons.
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    14 Aug 2018

  • Why is the Mental Health Act in England and Wales being reviewed?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Aug 2018
    Dr Sarah Vicary explains why the legislation is in need of a review and explores the current challenges with the system.
  • London's 1818 public health crisis

    200 years ago today, the Morning Post shared a report into a health crisis gripping London - and how public health...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Jul 2018

  • London's 1818 public health crisis

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Jul 2018
    200 years ago today, the Morning Post shared a report into a health crisis gripping London - and how public health solutions offered a way out of the mess.
  • The battle for PrEP on the NHS

    A revolutionary drug could save lives - but it's expensive. NHS England decide against making it available - but one...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Jul 2018

  • The battle for PrEP on the NHS

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Jul 2018
    A revolutionary drug could save lives - but it's expensive. NHS England decide against making it available - but one man wasn't going to accept that decision...
  • What do you know about the NHS' history?

    By Dr Claire Chatterton

    The National Health Service celebrates its 70th birthday this year but what do you know about it? Find out some...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Jun 2018

  • What do you know about the NHS' history?

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Jun 2018
    The National Health Service celebrates its 70th birthday this year but what do you know about it? Find out some fun facts and see how you compare to...

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  • 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...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Nov 2018

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 16 Nov 2018
    In this free course, Infection and immunity, you will be introduced to infectious...
  • 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...

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    7 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    17 Aug 2018

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    An introduction to death, dying and grief
    Intermediate level Duration 7 hours Updated 17 Aug 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...

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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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    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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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    01 Jun 2018

  • Introducing public health

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    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 01 Jun 2018
    This free course, Introducing public health, presents some key elements of public...
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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...

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2017

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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...

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    3 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    22 Aug 2016

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    This free course, Introducing healthcare improvement, explores quality improvement...
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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 community-level engagement, in...

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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2016

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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...

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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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    Communication in health and social care

    Whether working with older people, vulnerable children or patients suffering ill health or disability, care providers' ability to communicate is not only...

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    2 hours 30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Sep 2009

  • Communication in health and social care

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    Introductory level Duration 2 hours 30 mins Updated 18 Sep 2009
    Whether working with older people, vulnerable children or patients suffering ill...

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    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

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    Certificate in Promoting Public Health
    Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Feb 2019
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    BA/BSc Open degree

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    BA/BSc Open degree
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 18 Feb 2019
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Certificate of Higher Education Open
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Feb 2019
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    Diploma of Higher Education Open
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 18 Feb 2019
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BA/BSc (Honours) Health and Social Care

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    BA/BSc (Honours) Health and Social Care
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 18 Feb 2019
    In the fast-changing world of today’s care sector, professionals at all levels...