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    Histology, microscopy, anatomy and disease

    This free course Histology microscopy anatomy and disease will help you understand the basic principles of light microscopy before introducing you to histology concentrating on the structure function and relationship of normal human tissues

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    20 Jan 2020

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    Art and life in ancient Egypt

    Around 1350 BC the Egyptian grain accountant Nebamun commissioned the walls of his tombchapel to be painted with scenes depicting his afterlife and the world in which he lived Nebamun worked in the temple of Amun at Karnak during the reign of Amenhotep III c 13901352 BC Amenhotep was one of the most important kings of the 18th Dynasty one of the high points of Egyptian wealth but his reign preceded a period of dramatic upheaval in Egyptian society In 1820 eleven pieces were removed from the walls of the tombchapel location now unknown and were acquired by the British Museum where they are now iconic masterpieces of the collection This free course explores the history and meaning of these paintings

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    30 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Feb 2020

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    Around 1350 BC, the Egyptian grain accountant Nebamun commissioned the walls of...
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    The athlete’s journey: transitions through sport

    By Candice Lingam-Willgoss, Dr Caroline Heaney

    The athletes journey through sport can be characterised by several transitions and periods of change This course is designed to help you understand that journey whether in reference to a professional or recreational athlete and the nature of support they may need at different times The course also provides practical guidance whether you support athletes as a coach or parent or whether you are an athlete yourself and draws on a wealth of case study and audiovisual material to bring the athletes journey to life

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    24 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    26 Oct 2020

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    Human rights and law

    Human rights now seem to take precedent over many areas of our lives but where do these rights come from and how did they develop This free course Human rights and the law looks at the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights and its influence on law in the UK and examines the Human Rights Act 1998

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    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Mar 2019

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    Human rights now seem to take precedent over many areas of our lives, but where do...
  • Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin

    The free course Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin gives a taste of what it is like to learn two ancient languages It is for those who have encountered the classical world through translations of Greek and Latin texts and wish to know more about the languages in which these works were composed

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    07 Jun 2018

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 07 Jun 2018
    The free course, Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin, gives a taste of what it is...
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    Managing and managing people

    This free course Managing and managing people will introduce you to the world of management We will be looking at a range of topics including what managers do what skills they require and how you can develop as a manager

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    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    14 Nov 2019

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  • Introduction to critical criminology

    This free course Introduction to critical criminology provides a brief introduction to critical criminological thinking It defines the ways in which critical criminologists take a critical stance on the fundamental concepts practices and institutions associated with crime and criminal justice systems

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    2 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    19 Jul 2018

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    This free course, Introduction to critical criminology, provides a brief...
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    English grammar in context

    What are the differences between spoken and written English Is use of grammar more or less complex than it appears This free course English grammar in context looks at the way grammar can be used as a tool for adapting our communications both written and spoken This OpenLearn course will help you to see how language is intertwined with both describing a view of the world and interacting with others in that world

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    25 May 2017

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    What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar...
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    Early modern Europe: an introduction

    The early modern period from 1500 to 1780 is one of the most engaging periods for historical study Beginning with the upheavals of the Reformation and ending with the Enlightenment this was a time of fundamental intellectual social religious and cultural change At the same time early modern Europe was rooted in and retained many of the customs of medieval times In this free course Early modern Europe an introduction you will explore some of the fundamental characteristics of this fascinating period of history

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    12 Mar 2018

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    The early modern period from 1500 to 1780 is one of the most engaging periods for...
  • Getting started with German 1

    Almost 100 million people speak German as their main language Most of them live in Germany Austria and Switzerland making German one of the most widelyused languages in Europe Although now associated with economic success and advances in science and technology German has a longstanding reputation as the language of poets and thinkers die Sprache der Dichter und Denker The German speaking countries are also a popular tourist destination offering visitors a great variety of landscapes from the sandy beaches in the North to the majestic alps in the South not to forget hills lakes rivers vineyards and the historic and buzzing cities of Berlin Zrich and Vienna In this 2week course you will go on a journey through Germany Austria and Switzerland and introduce you to the language skills you need to start understanding and using German You will start from the basics simple greetings introducing yourself and using numbers Progressing towards being able to join conversations in German and to understand and use the language in a variety of scenarios This OpenLearn course is an extract from the beginning of the Open Centre for Languages and Cultures short courseLXG001 Beginners German 1 fang anAfter completing this free course you may wish to register for the full course to continue your learning

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Jan 2021

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    Almost 100 million people speak German as their main language. Most of them live...
  • Developing good academic practice

    This free course Developing good academic practice is intended to help you develop good academic practices in your studies and when producing assignments and completing assessments Although designed as a course to work through the content can also be used to dip in and out of if you feel you need to improve your skills in a particular area

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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    07 Mar 2016

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    Understanding depression and anxiety

    This free course Understanding depression and anxiety explores the causes of these mental health issues with a particular focus on stress You will consider some risk and causal factors for some depression and anxiety disorders and learn about the biology and psychology behind them

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    08 Nov 2019

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    This free course, Understanding depression and anxiety, explores the causes of...
  • An introduction to geology

    In this free course An introduction to geology you will explore basic geological processes focusing on how where and why different rocks and natural resources form across the Earth

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2020

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    In this free course, An introduction to geology, you will explore basic geological...
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    Exploring children's learning

    How does a childs mind and behaviour change as they develop over time In this free course Exploring childrens learning four theories of child development are explored Each theory views child development from a different perspective and all have underpinned psychological research for many years and continue to do so today By the end of this course you will have a good understanding of each of the theories and will probably have begun to challenge your own assumptions about how your own children or children you know have developed over time

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    20 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2016

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    How does a child's mind and behaviour change as they develop over time? In this...
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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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    This free course, Introducing social work: a starter kit, provides a glimpse...
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    The oceans

    The oceans cover more than 70 per cent of our planet In this free courseThe oceans you will learn about the depths of the oceans and the properties of the water that fills them what drives the ocean circulation and how the oceans influence our climate

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    02 Sep 2019

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    The oceans cover more than 70 per cent of our planet. In this free course, ...
  • Criminology beyond crime

    This free course Criminology beyond crime examines the notion of social harm as an alternative to the legal definition of crime To illustrate this concept the course considers developments in Green Criminology which have sought to examine the problems of global environmental harm and the myriad interactions between human beings and the natural environment

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    3 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    07 Nov 2018

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    This free course, Criminology beyond crime, examines the notion of 'social harm'...
  • Could we control our climate?

    Climate crisis is one of the grand challenges we face as a society but it can be hard to approach as a subject Not only can the science at times seem dauntingly complex but the solutions are also far from clear This leaves many people feeling confused guilty anxious angry or else completely switched off from the subject This course tells the story of climate science in a new way to find a fresh perspective for thinking about the future It looks at the problem through the lens of climate engineering the idea of deliberately trying to modify the climate to counteract the changes were observing and predict what will happen in the future The subject contains everything from hope new technologies that could prevent the worst impacts of climate change to enormous controversies over their risks and the way they could be used More than that climate engineering serves as a useful tool to move beyond the usual often frustrating conversations around what to do about the climate crisis By examining exactly what we want for our planets climate and what we would be willing to sacrifice to get there we might find more clarity in our search for solutions

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Mar 2021

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 31 Mar 2021
    Climate crisis is one of the grand challenges we face as a society, but it can be...
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    How teams work

    This free course How teams work provides an introduction to working in virtual project teams by explaining terms and concepts related to teams and to projects The complexity of the interaction of people and technology is highlighted

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    19 Dec 2018

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    This free course, How teams work, provides an introduction to working in virtual...
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    Retail marketing

    This free course Retail marketing explores how retailers use marketing to communicate with their customers considering definitions of retailing and consumers the basics of communications before moving on to look at different forms of marketing communications and advertising used by retailers

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Apr 2019

  • Retail marketing

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    This free course, Retail marketing, explores how retailers use marketing to...
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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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    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...
  • Making decisions

    Do you hate making decisions Does the ability of others to make snap decisions really frustrate you This free course will help you understand some of the processes involved in decision making Attention to the psychology of decision making and the social context in which decisions are made can improve your understanding of others and yourself

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    4 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    05 Jun 2019

  • Making decisions

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    Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 05 Jun 2019
    Do you hate making decisions? Does the ability of others to make snap decisions...
  • Start writing fiction: characters and stories

    Start writing fiction is a free course that helps you to get started with your own fiction writing focusing on the central skill of creating characters

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Jun 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 26 Jun 2019
    Start writing fiction is a free course that helps you to get started with your own...
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    Computers and computer systems

    Computers and processors are ubiquitous in everyday life and theyre not only found in your PC This free course Computers and computer systems introduces the different parts of a computer system and their use of binary code Using the examples of kitchen scales a digital camera and a computer artwork the course with the help of flowcharts discusses how computers process data and instructions THIS COURSE WAS UPDATED ON 2072018

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    20 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    20 Jul 2018

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    Computers and processors are ubiquitous in everyday life, and they're not only...
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    Developing your skills as an HR professional

    This free course Developing your skills as an HR professional will help you to develop some of the skills you will need to be effective as an HR professional You will practise learning reflectively and you will also develop the skills of organising yourself managing time and stress and working in teams or groups

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    9 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    07 Jun 2019

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    This free course, Developing your skills as an HR professional, will help you to...
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