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Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work free course icon

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work

This is a professional social work qualification, combining academic and practice-based learning. It will enable you to apply for registration as a qualified social worker with the relevant regulatory body for your nation. The subject matter is interdisciplinary, derived from psychology, sociology, social policy, law and social work studies. You may claim the diploma as a discrete qualification, or as an embedded award within the MA in Social Work.

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BA (Honours) Social Work (England) free course icon

 

BA (Honours) Social Work (England)

Social workers support and protect some of society's most deprived and vulnerable people; it's immensely challenging and rewarding work. It requires a high level of motivation and commitment, and you'll also need a qualifying degree. Our BA (Honours) Social Work (England) is approved by Social Work England (SWE), and successful completion entitles you to apply to the regulatory body for registration as a social worker. You'll also need to be working in a social care agency, and be registered and supported by your employer, to take this course.

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BSc (Honours) Health Sciences

This degree examines the science behind health. From individual health to global issues like epidemics or the treatment of dementia. You'll study scientific concepts that underpin the function of the human mind and body. Explore the incidence, diagnosis and treatment of disease and disability. And examine the maintenance and improvement of health in different populations. It's particularly relevant if you work in, or aspire to work in, a health-related profession.

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Foundation Degree in Counselling

The value of counselling to improve wellbeing and quality of life is increasingly recognised. From everyday worries to serious mental health issues like chronic anxiety and depression, counsellors and psychotherapists are helping us cope. This foundation degree, developed in partnership with the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB), will prepare you to become a professional counsellor ? equipping you with the theoretical understanding and practical skills required to work in this field.

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Diploma of Higher Education in Health Sciences

In this diploma, you'll study the essential scientific concepts underpinning the function of the human mind and body; the incidence, diagnosis and treatment of disease and disability; and the maintenance and improvement of health in different populations. If you're interested in the science behind our health ? from what we can do as individuals to stay healthy, to global health issues such as epidemics or the treatment of people with dementia ? this diploma is for you. It's particularly relevant if you work in health-related professions, or you're thinking about doing so.

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Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling

The value of counselling to improve wellbeing and quality of life is increasingly recognised. From everyday worries to serious mental health issues like chronic anxiety and depression, counsellors and psychotherapists are helping us cope. This diploma, developed in partnership with the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB), will prepare you to become a professional counsellor ? equipping you with the theoretical understanding and practical skills required to work in this field.

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MA Classical Studies part 2

This module forms part 2 of the MA in Classical Studies and allows you to apply the broad skills gained in part 1 to delve more deeply into one particular subject - the ancient body - and to train and supervise you in the skills you need to write your dissertation. Youll be taken through cutting-edge research on various aspects of the body like birth, death, sickness and beauty, all the time building up your independent research skills so that by the time you start the dissertation section, you are ready to work on your own project.

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Human biology

You'll learn about the major human body systems (cardiovascular, respiratory, excretory, endocrine, nervous, digestive, reproductive) and their major dysfunctions, as well as look at multifactorial conditions related to lifestyle choices. While learning the basic science, the material will also emphasise the richness of interactions between the individual and their environment. You'll learn human biology in an interdisciplinary context; relatable to a variety of backgrounds, whether science, technology, the humanities or the health professions. It will enable you to appreciate how such knowledge is relevant to issues in health and disease.

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Systems security

This module is based on the systems security domain of the Cyber Security Body of Knowledge (CyBOK). This knowledge area includes cryptography; authentication, authorisation and accountability (AAA); operating systems and virtualisation security; and distributed systems security. Throughout the module, you'll develop knowledge and understanding of these important cyber security subject areas. The proliferation of digital systems impacts our daily lives, bringing a range of challenges, including the security of these systems. Systems range from those embedded in our homes ? providing security, energy management and home automation capabilities ? to desktop and mobile computing systems, and control systems powering the 4th industrial revolution.

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Data management

An organisation's most valuable asset is often its data, but careful management is required to ensure the maximum benefit is achieved. Studying this module, you'll acquire an understanding of data management principles, practices and technologies, and skills to analyse an organisation's data asset to develop policies and procedures that control, protect and enhance its value. The module is based on the internationally recognised Data Management Association (DAMA) Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK2) Framework (2017). The main teaching text is the associated book, the which was written by recognised experts in data management.

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Improving diabetes management

This course provides an introduction to the medical, psychological and social dimensions of diabetes. You will learn about the parts of the body and physiological processes involved in diabetes. This 55 hour non-accredited online course covers diagnosis and treatment as well as day-to-day management and monitoring for complications. You will also study diabetes within the context of the everyday life of the person with the condition. Living well with diabetes as well as the potential social and psychological impact is also considered. This course has been designed with a wide range of people in mind: people with diabetes, carers, lay educators and a variety of health care practitioners, including clinical support workers.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

The Science Behind the Bike

The Science Behind the Bike is a series of films that investigate how science and technology have transformed the sport of cycling. We talk to Olympic gold-medallists Chris Boardman and Rebecca Romero, and Paralympian gold-medallist Sarah Storey, take a trip to a wind tunnel, consult with Team GB physiologists and hear from design experts and cycling legends such as Graeme Obree and Francesco Moser. In this series you will find out about the legendary Hour Record (the record for the longest distance cycled in one hour), learn about technology, discover the forces that have to be overcome to ride fast and understand how the body deals physiologically when riding at Olympic level. This material was produced to support the Open University module S172 Sport: the science behind the medals.

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