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Blood and the respiratory system free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Blood and the respiratory system

‘Don’t hold your breath’ is an expression you’ve probably heard many times, but may not have thought too much about. In this free course, Blood and the respiratory system, you’ll study why respiration is so important for life, including how air enters and leaves the lungs, how oxygen is transported in the blood, the many dynamic factors that control breathing, and some diseases that affect respiration.

Free course
10 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

The story of infection

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

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Life through a lens activity icon

History & The Arts 

Life through a lens

Humans have changed their view of the world through lenses, we see further and closer thanks to the power of this wonderful invention, could you imagine life without lenses?

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Science, Maths & Technology 

The secrets of the brain

Despite us all having one, the brain is a mystery. Here Ester Pascual-Baixauli tells us some fascinating facts about this organ...

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Water and human health free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Water and human health

Water is a natural resource that is vital for human survival and health, although only a tiny fraction of the Earth's supply is available to humans and terrestrial animals. In this free course, Water and human health, we look at threats, such as pollution, to water's capacity to support life around the world.

Free course
9 hrs
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Living with diabetes free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Living with diabetes

Living with diabetes is a free course that introduces the parts of the body and processes involved in the development of diabetes.

Free course
5 hrs
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Understanding cardiovascular diseases free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Understanding cardiovascular diseases

Your heart beats around 100,000 times every day and, in that time, pumps about 23,000 litres of blood around your body. But what happens when it doesn't work as well as it should? This free course, Understanding cardiovascular diseases, explains what happens in cardiovascular disease, when the heart's performance is affected, how the normal function of blood vessels is impaired, and what treatments are available. Whether you are a patient, relative, friend or healthcare professional, you will find the course interesting.

Free course
15 hrs
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Pain and Aspirin free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Pain and Aspirin

What causes pain and how do we stop it? This free course, Pain and Aspirin, looks at how the human body responds to the release of certain chemicals and as a result feels pain. Pain can be reduced by inhibiting the formation of such chemicals and you will learn how the molecular structure of aspirin has been formulated to help in this process.

Free course
4 hrs
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Nutrition: vitamins and minerals free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Nutrition: vitamins and minerals

Both vitamins and minerals are essential in the diet in small quantities. Learn about the two main vitamin groups and the major mineral elements. This free course, Nutrition: vitamins and minerals, looks at the two main groups of vitamins: the fat-soluble vitamins, A, D, E and K; and the water-soluble vitamins, the B group and vitamin C. It also examines the major mineral elements, and the importance of fluid balance in the body.

Free course
10 hrs
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Influenza: A case study free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Influenza: A case study

This free course, Influenza: A case study, explores the biology of influenza, covering a range of topics including: the virus, infection, replication, mutation, immune responses, pathology, surveillance, diagnosis and treatment.

Free course
6 hrs
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Angel Breed activity icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Angel Breed

Understand the basic rules of genetics and see if you can breed the rarest fish in our biology game.

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Inheritance of characters free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Inheritance of characters

Genes are units of inheritance that contribute to a person's behaviour and health. In this free course, Inheritance of characters, you will learn what genes, DNA and chromosomes are and how they combine to make the human genome. You will also learn how the principles of inheritance work, the effect that our genetic make-up has on health, and how genetic material is passed on from generation to generation.

Free course
4 hrs
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