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Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology free course icon

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Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology

This diploma provides an accessible and engaging introduction to studying psychology. You'll learn about core areas of psychology, including biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology. You'll explore a range of research methods used by psychologists and conduct psychological research of your own, writing up the associated research reports as part of your assignments. You'll see how psychologists use evidence to contribute to debates on ageing, crime, education, employment, forensic science, mental health and relationships; and choose options to suit your particular interests.

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Certificate of Higher Education in Psychology free course icon

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Certificate of Higher Education in Psychology

If you're interested in psychology and would like to learn more, or find out if it's the right subject for you, this certificate could be the ideal starting point. You'll learn about the different ways in which psychologists investigate the human mind and behaviour, and how psychological research addresses real-life issues ? including ageing, crime, education, employment, forensic science, mental health, relationships and much more.

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Perspectives in health and social care free course icon Level

 

Perspectives in health and social care

Health and social care is an important and complex topic that is seldom out of the news. Studying this module will help you get to grips with three important areas which affect us all in our adult lives?health and wellbeing, mental health and ageing and later life. You'll be introduced to some of the key concepts, theories and debates and explore a rich mixture of real-life case studies, audio-visual material and academic texts, all developed by experts drawing on cutting-edge research. An equally important focus of K118 is on developing your study and employment-related skills, allowing you to enhance your understanding of professional and service user-focused practice in health and social care.

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Investigating health and social care free course icon Level

 

Investigating health and social care

In an age in which various kinds of knowledge and research can be instantly available via the internet it is essential for health and social care students to learn discernment, and critical appreciation of the best knowledge and research available. This module concentrates on teaching you the skills necessary to conduct an investigation into a subject area of your own choice, related to either ageing society and older people or public health, in a systematic way through a literature review.

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Biological science: from genes to species free course icon Level

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Biological science: from genes to species

This module explores a range of advanced topics in biological science from evolution to cell and molecular biology. You will learn about fundamental aspects of modern biology through the study of speciation and evolutionary processes, the origin of variation and genome evolution, the control of gene expression and cell behaviour, the life and death of cells, development and ageing. Building on (S294) and (S295), this module will extend your understanding of these diverse topics in biology, as well as further developing your key research skills through a mix of onscreen practical and scientific literacy activities and 'at home' field-based investigations.

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What do we need to know about our memory?  article icon

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What do we need to know about our memory?

Our brain changes as we age, but are there any ways we can improve our memory and thinking skills? This article explores...

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What happens to our brain as we age and how can we stop the decline? article icon

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What happens to our brain as we age and how can we stop the decline?

How does the brain age and what can be done to decrease the onset of dementia? This article has many handy tips for people with dementia and their carers.

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The impact of walking and socialising through 5 Ways Café on people living with dementia and their carers: A volunteer’s perspective article icon

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The impact of walking and socialising through 5 Ways Café on people living with dementia and their carers: A volunteer’s perspective

The 5 Ways Dementia Friendly Café in Milton Keynes includes a guided walk for those with dementia. Andrew, a volunteer from the cafe explains more about the project with The Open University and Park's Trust...

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Ageing Well Public Talk Series – Plan for 2020/2021 article icon

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Ageing Well Public Talk Series – Plan for 2020/2021

The Open University will be hosting second of the ‘Ageing Well Public Talks Series’. This article provides more information...

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The Ageing Well Public Talks

Dr Jitka Vseteckova tells us more about the public talks she's giving on the five pillars of ageing well and outlines some free related resources on OpenLearn.

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The ageing brain: 'use it or lose it' article icon

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The ageing brain: 'use it or lose it'

What happens to our brains as we age and is there anything we can do to prevent memory loss and brain shrinkage? This article digs into the research...

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How to age well while self-isolating

People have been made to isolate to delay the spread of COVID-19 but there are several risks of self-isolation to older people. This article and video offer some tips on how to combat these.

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