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Exploring issues in women's health free course icon Level 2 icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Exploring issues in women's health

This free course, Exploring issues in women's health, will introduce social model approaches to health and wellbeing, which take as their starting point not the scientific context of the body, but the social context in which women live. The focus is on women and the impact of social and cultural factors on women's health. The course touches on various issues concerning women's health, such as abortion, periods, the menopause, mental health and fertility.

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3 hrs
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Money & Business 

Introducing the voluntary sector

This free course, Introducing the voluntary sector, will guide you through some of the distinctive features and values of the voluntary sector, how organisations are funded and involve volunteers and other ‘stakeholders’ in their work. It will also provide you with knowledge and skills you can apply to your own work or volunteering as well as your everyday life.

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24 hrs
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Working in the voluntary sector free course icon Level 1 icon Badge icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Working in the voluntary sector

This free online course, Working in the voluntary sector, will introduce you to some of the main activities carried out by volunteers and staff, will give you some background on how different organisations work and will provide you with knowledge and skills you can apply to your own work or volunteering, as well as to your every day life.

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24 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Forensic psychology

In this free course, Forensic psychology, you will discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and prevent miscarriages of justice.

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24 hrs
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Society, Politics & Law 

Law and change: Scottish legal heroes

This free course explores the law-making process in Scotland and considers how the legal system has been influenced by change. You consider how Scots law and lawyers have influenced advances in the law on a global, national and local scale. Throughout the course you consider how individuals and institutions have effected change. You explore how law has been used to respond to developments in society and whether it should influence them. You consider how words and concepts such as principled, conscience, duty, justice, rights and fairness are often associated with law and their relevance in Scotland today.

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24 hrs
Sexual orientation and gender identity free course icon Level 3 icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Sexual orientation and gender identity

This free course examines legal approaches to people whose sexual orientation or gender identity does not conform to that of the majority. This explores how legal and social/cultural attitudes have changed significantly over time, and demonstrates how much they have changed in recent years. Legal approaches to sexual orientation and gender identity cover a range of different areas of law including criminal, employment and family law. The focus will be on the approach of English law (which generally covers the law applying in both England and Wales), but reference will also be made to the approach in other countries.

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10 hrs
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Society, Politics & Law 

‘Problem’ populations, ‘problem’ places

This free course, 'Problem' populations, 'problem' places, looks deeper into the entanglements of welfare, crime and society. It encourages you to think through these entanglements through a focus on 'problem' populations and 'problem' places. It includes treatment of the victims of Hurricane Katrina that hit the US in 2007, and also of the governance of urban populations in the context of Britain (council estates) and France (banlieues).

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5 hrs
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Learning from audio visual material: Migrants and borders free course icon Level 2 icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Learning from audio visual material: Migrants and borders

This free course, Learning from audio visual material: Migrants and borders, provides you with a further opportunity to practise the learning from audio visual material skills you learned in DD208_1. You should have completed DD208_1 before commencing with this course.

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5 hrs
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Learning from audio-visual material: Introducing surveillance free course icon Level 2 icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Learning from audio-visual material: Introducing surveillance

Looking at the theme of surveillance as a multifaceted everyday practice, this free course, Learning from audio-visual material: Introducing surveillance, will show you the value of using audio visual material in your learning. It will show you how to develop the skills you need to make the most of learning from DVDs.

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3 hrs
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Oil industry in Scotland: Making photographs, making demands free course icon Level 2 icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Oil industry in Scotland: Making photographs, making demands

The oil industry is perhaps the archetypal globalised industry, and it is this global scale that poses the challenge. How can the full dimensions of the oil industry be adequately represented in a photograph? This free course, Oil industry in Scotland: Making photographs, making demands, looks at a series of photographs made with the intention of affecting the way a globalised industry is seen and understood.

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5 hrs
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Society, Politics & Law 

Climate change: island life in a volatile world

What impact will global warming really have? This free course, Climate change: island life in a volatile world, examines the potential problems faced by the people of the Pacific Island of Tuvalu as a result of rising sea levels. Where would you go if your island is only a few feet above sea level? Who would you blame?

Free course
15 hrs
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History & The Arts 

French Revolution

This free course provides basic historical background to the French Revolution. It will show that the Revolution accelerated intellectual, cultural and psychological change, and opened up new horizons and possibilities. In fact, while much controversy and scepticism remain as to the real extent of underlying change in the social and economic structure of France, it is generally agreed by scholars that the Revolution stimulated a widening of expectations and imaginative awareness: a belief, inherited from the Enlightenment, in the possibility of progress, as well as a conviction that state and society could be reconstituted with a view to realising social and individual aspirations and human happiness generally. As it degenerated into violence and bloodshed, however, the Revolution also provoked scepticism and pessimism about progress and human nature. The two basic types of modern political outlook, progressive and conservative, date from this experience. Which, if any, of these sets of beliefs was true is not at issue here. What matters is that the Revolution gave rise to them and gave them lasting life.

Free course
16 hrs
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