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Studying death

Updated Tuesday, 22nd September 2009

Kate Woodthorpe introduces The Open University Death and Dying course

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Kate Woodthorpe

Here at The Open University, we offer a course on Death and Dying. It’s called K260 and has been running since the early 1990s. Over 13,000 students have taken it, and they come from all backgrounds. It’s open to anyone. The course looks at death, dying and bereavement in different times and different places. It also considers some of the ethical dilemmas that death raises. If you want to find out more, check out our website.

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Death and medicine: postponement and promise

The medicalised context of bereavement







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