Free course: Lottery of birth

Updated Thursday, 28th January 2016
Try our free course 'The Lottery of Birth' to get an idea of what it's like to study at the OU and start exploring health and society from the individual to the bigger picture.

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Heavily pregnant woman with world painted on her stomach Birth is a lottery. Where and when you are born, who your family are and the society into which you are born will profoundly influence your chances in life. But how do we gauge individuals' choices and governments' choices and the impact this has on life chances at birth? Our free course 'The Lottery of Birth' will help you to look at the big picture and the smaller human stories simultaneously. 

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