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    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...

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    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    11 Jun 2019

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    Water is a natural resource that is vital for human survival and health, although...
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    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...

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    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    09 May 2019

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    What causes pain and how do we stop it? This free course, Pain and Aspirin, looks...
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    Studying mammals: The insect hunters

    From pygmy shrews to armadillos, a wide range of mammals survive on a diet made up largely of insects. Many of these have fascinating adaptations...

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    01 May 2019

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    From pygmy shrews to armadillos, a wide range of mammals survive on a diet made up...
  • Aquatic mammals

    Mammals come in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes and yet all of the 4700 or so species have some characteristics in common, which...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Apr 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 19 Apr 2019
    Mammals come in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes and yet all of the 4700...
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    Forensic science and fingerprints

    This free course, Forensic science and fingerprints, covers how science can make fingerprints easier to study, how they are used in court and some...

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    21 Mar 2019

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    This free course, Forensic science and fingerprints, covers how science can make...
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    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,...

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    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    13 Mar 2019

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    This free course, Influenza: A case study, explores the biology of influenza,...
  • Infection and immunity

    In this free course, Infection and immunity, you will be introduced to infectious diseases and to the biological agents that invade our bodies and...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    13 Mar 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 13 Mar 2019
    In this free course, Infection and immunity, you will be introduced to infectious...
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    The science of alcohol

    Alcohol plays a considerable part in the daily lives of humanity and has done for thousands of years. This free course, The science of alcohol,...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    25 Feb 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 25 Feb 2019
    Alcohol plays a considerable part in the daily lives of humanity and has done for...
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    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...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    10 Jan 2019

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    Genes are units of inheritance that contribute to a person's behaviour and health....
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    Alcohol and human health

    What impact does alcohol have on the body? From a 'hangover' to cirrhosis this free course, Alcohol and human health, looks at the harmful effects...

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    28 Dec 2018

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    What impact does alcohol have on the body? From a 'hangover' to cirrhosis this...

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    Making your learning count

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    Making your learning count
    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 19 Aug 2019
    This innovative and flexible OU level 1 module is a fantastic way for you to count...

    Human biology

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    Human biology
    Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 19 Aug 2019
    You'll learn about the major human body systems (cardiovascular, respiratory,...

    Researching biology and health science

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    Researching biology and health science
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 19 Aug 2019
    In this project module you will undertake individual investigations within a range...

    The biology of survival

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    The biology of survival
    Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 19 Aug 2019
    is an innovative module covering the biology and divers...

    Cell biology

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    Cell biology
    Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 19 Aug 2019
    explores the fascinating and diverse world of cells, fro...

    Science: microbes

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    Science: microbes
    Beginner level Updated 19 Aug 2019
    This online course explores the intriguing world of bacteria, viruses, and other...

    MSc project module

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    MSc project module
    Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Aug 2019
    In this project module, which is entirely online, you'll carry out an in-depth...