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    A tour of the cell

    This free course A tour of the cell contains a blend of text and a multimedia interactive component to look at the uniformity and diversity within cells Fundamental to understanding how cells work is a knowledge of the subcellular components and how they are arranged This is introduced through a series of intext and selfassessment questions

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    22 Mar 2017

  • A tour of the cell

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 22 Mar 2017
    This free course, A tour of the cell, contains a blend of text and a multimedia...
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    Microbes – friend or foe?

    Microbes often get a bad name Whilst some of them do cause disease others play vital roles in recycling nutrients in the soil to enable plants to grow and in breaking down human waste Without microbes we would have no beer no yoghurt no coffee Thats quite impressive for something too small to see This free course Microbes friend or foe sheds some light on them

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    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Apr 2020

  • Microbes – friend or foe?

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    Microbes often get a bad name. Whilst some of them do cause disease, others play...
  • Making sense of mental health problems

    Over the past century there has been a radical shift in responses to people who experience mental health problems In this free course Making sense of mental health problems you will learn about how key perspectives in the field have made sense of mental health problems By directly relating key perspectives to a case study you will reflect on how the medical perspective psychological perspective and social need perspective come to make sense of mental illhealth

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    05 Mar 2020

  • Making sense of mental health problems

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    Making sense of mental health problems
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 05 Mar 2020
    Over the past century there has been a radical shift in responses to people who...
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    The family at the centre of early learning

    This free course The family at the centre of early learning focuses on the positive learning relationships that can exist in any family and how ordinary everyday domestic activities can sustain learning You will consider how the traditions and cultural practices of the community to which the family belongs filters through to the childs experiences In doing so you will think about why such influences may not have a uniform impact from family to family You will also explore how learning is a two way experience for both children and their parents or carers in situations both within and beyond the home

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    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 May 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 23 May 2019
    This free course, The family at the centre of early learning, focuses on the...
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    Discovering management

    This free course Discovering management introduces you to the role of the manager It covers management activities looking at leadership human resources finance project management change management operations management and stakeholder management

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2020

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    This free course, Discovering management, introduces you to the role of the...
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    Exercise and mental health

    Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as anxiety and depression These medications often have negative side effects Exercise is an alternative treatment that is low cost and has few side effects In this free course Exercise and mental health we will look at the links between exercise and improved mental health and psychological wellbeing This will include consideration of the role of exercise in combating stress anxiety and depression and in enhancing mood

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    2 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    27 Nov 2018

  • Exercise and mental health

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    Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as...
  • Exploring anxiety

    This free advanced level course Exploring anxiety serves as an introduction to masters level study in neurosciences and mental health Focusing on anxiety you will consider key issues concerning diagnosis causes and interventions You will also learn how to evaluate news items and to go behind the headlines and begin to explore some of the more contemporary and controversial findings within the field

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    9 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    05 Sep 2019

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    Exploring anxiety
    Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 05 Sep 2019
    This free advanced level course, Exploring anxiety, serves as an introduction to...
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    Two concepts of freedom

    What defines individual freedom in a civilised society Philosophers have argued over such questions for centuries This free course Two concepts of freedom looks at a positive and a negative concept of freedom asking you to think carefully about how freedom is restricted by our place in society and how it can vary from state to state

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    20 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    12 Jan 2016

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    What defines individual freedom in a civilised society? Philosophers have argued...
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    Investment risk

    Risk in a financial context is a synonym for uncertainty This free course will allow those with some background knowledge of the area to explore investment risk You will examine how and why investors are riskaverse and look at the risk factors involved in making a decision to invest

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    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    02 Mar 2020

  • Investment risk

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    Risk, in a financial context, is a synonym for uncertainty. This free course will...
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    Approaches to software development

    This free course Approaches to software development presents an engineering approach to the development of software systems a software engineering approach The course pays particular attention to issues of software quality in terms of both product what is built and process how we build it

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    9 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    18 Jun 2018

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    Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018
    This free course, Approaches to software development, presents an engineering...
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    Electronic applications

    Electronics is fundamental to modern life Take for example this free course Electronic applications An interactive website with videos and interactive software will show how electronic systems pervade everything we do review some basic ideas of signal processing control and communications and allow you to use a digital filter to remove Gaussian noise from a signal Transcript

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    15 Jul 2020

  • Electronic applications

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    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 15 Jul 2020
    Electronics is fundamental to modern life. Take for example this free course,...
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    Practising science: Reading the rocks and ecology

    Have you ever wondered how scientists analyse the environment This free course Practising science Reading the rocks and ecology introduces you to the techniques used by science students at residential schools You will learn how to determine where rocks have come from and how they were made You will also examine the processes involved in determining the ecology of a particular area

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    Free course

    14 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Apr 2019

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    Have you ever wondered how scientists analyse the environment? This free course,...
  • The business of film

    This free 12hour course explores the intriguing world of film production and illuminates the processes of film development distribution and finance

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Mar 2020

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    The business of film
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 04 Mar 2020
    This free 12-hour course explores the intriguing world of film production, and...
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    Project management: the start of the project journey

    This free course Project management The start of the project journey introduces projects what they are how they come about responses to problems and planning It explores the role of key players including the project manager feasibility studies decision making and project life cycles

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    35 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2016

  • Project management: the start of the project journey

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    This free course, Project management: The start of the project journey, introduces...
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    Introducing social work: a starter kit

    This free course Introducing social work a starter kitprovides a glimpse into some of the things that social workers do and looks at why and how social work is done The course is designed for people who might be interested in and curious about social work practice It will also be a useful initial resource for those who may be thinking about entering the social work profession at some point in the future

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    12 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    15 Apr 2020

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    Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 15 Apr 2020
    This free course, Introducing social work: a starter kit, provides a glimpse...
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    Using voluntary work to get ahead in the job market

    This free course Using voluntary work to get ahead in the job market explores how engaging in voluntary work can enhance your employment opportunities

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Jun 2019

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    This free course, Using voluntary work to get ahead in the job market, explores...
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    Children’s perspectives on play

    In this free course Childrens perspectives on play you are asked to put yourself in the place of young children and to think about their view of play and their reasons for playing When children have personal freedom to choose and make decisions about what and who they want to play with as well as where they want to play they are highly selfmotivated and active in their engagements with everything around them In this course you will think about how you listen to childrens perspectives why it is important and also consider the choices children make about where they play and why

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    Free course

    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Jun 2018

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    In this free course, Children's perspectives on play, you are asked to put...
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    Plate Tectonics

    Plate tectonics is an earth sciences topic that attracts a good deal of interest given that it a topic very often featured in popular science programmes on TV and radio It is a subject that has strong visual appeal In this 15hour free course the coverage is selfcontained up to date and is written in a way that will be accessible to those with interest and motivation all the more so for those who have some preexisting scientific understanding

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2016

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    Plate tectonics is an earth sciences topic that attracts a good deal of interest,...
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    The meaning of crime

    Tough on the causes of crime A famous phrase but what is crime This free course The meaning of crime examines how we as a society define crime You will look at the fear that is generated within communities and what evidence is available to support claims that are made about crime rates

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Feb 2016

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    Tough on the causes of crime'. A famous phrase, but what is crime? This free...
  • Emotions and emotional disorders

    In this free course Emotions and emotional disorders you will learn about some of the disorders related to the feelings of stress sadness and anxiety including how these disorders are diagnosed their biological correlates and evidence of their possible causes

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    23 May 2018

  • Emotions and emotional disorders

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    Emotions and emotional disorders
    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 23 May 2018
    In this free course, Emotions and emotional disorders, you will learn about some...
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    An introduction to energy resources

    Energy resources are essential for any society be it one dependent on subsistence farming or an industrialised country There are many different sources of energy some wellknown such as coal or petroleum others less so such as tides or the heat inside the Earth Is nuclear power a salvation or a nightmare This free course An introduction to energy resources provides background information to each so that you can assess them for yourself

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    08 May 2019

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    Energy resources are essential for any society, be it one dependent on subsistence...
  • Understanding and managing risk

    This free course Understanding and managing risk provides an introduction to financial risk management The processes of risk identification risk measurement and risk management are explored The course then goes on to examine reputational risk and operational risk It concludes with an examination of the subject of behavioural finance and what this can contribute to our understanding of risk taking and risk management

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    Free course

    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    13 Nov 2019

  • Understanding and managing risk

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    Understanding and managing risk
    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 13 Nov 2019
    This free course, Understanding and managing risk, provides an introduction to...
  • Exploring languages and cultures

    Explore the multiple relationships between languages and cultures In this free course you will learn about the benefits and challenges of meeting people from different cultures and the ways in which language and human communities shape each other You will look at the role of intercultural competence at the workplace reflect on the use of English as lingua franca in international contexts and get a flavour of the skills involved in languagerelated professions such as translation and interpreting

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    14 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Jun 2018

  • Exploring languages and cultures

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    Exploring languages and cultures
    Introductory level Duration 14 hours Updated 21 Jun 2018
    Explore the multiple relationships between languages and cultures. In this free...
  • Supply chain sustainability

    To survive in todays competitive environment organisations need not only have an efficient and effective supply chain for the context in which they operate they also have to consider issues of sustainability in their supply chain strategies These issues are a consideration beyond those of environmental sustainability and also encompass social sustainability ethics and wellbeing financial sustainability and network sustainability This free course Supply chain sustainability introduces four sustainability perspectives and discusses how these perspectives can assess the sustainability of any supply chain

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 May 2019

  • Supply chain sustainability

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    Supply chain sustainability
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 16 May 2019
    To survive in today’s competitive environment, organisations need not only have an...
  • Internet of everything

    The internet of everything IoE is the networked connection of people process data and things As more people data and things come online we develop processes to harness the vast amounts of information being generated by all these connected people and things The goal of this free course is to introduce you to fundamental concepts and technologies that enable the IoE and the internet of things

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    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Nov 2019

  • Internet of everything

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    Internet of everything
    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 13 Nov 2019
    The internet of everything (IoE) is the networked connection of people, process,...
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