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  • World Toilet Day

    By The OpenLearn team

    Toilets save lives. We've compiled some resources to help raise awareness for the 2.5 billion people who do not have...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Nov 2018

  • World Toilet Day

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Nov 2018
    Toilets save lives. We've compiled some resources to help raise awareness for the 2.5 billion people who do not have access to toilets and proper sanitation.
  • London's 1818 public health crisis

    200 years ago today, the Morning Post shared a report into a health crisis gripping London - and how public health...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Jul 2018

  • London's 1818 public health crisis

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Jul 2018
    200 years ago today, the Morning Post shared a report into a health crisis gripping London - and how public health solutions offered a way out of the mess.
  • What is Alzheimer's disease?

     It looms over many of our lives, but what is Alzheimer's disease? Here's a guide:

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    21 Sep 2017

  • What is Alzheimer's disease?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Sep 2017
     It looms over many of our lives, but what is Alzheimer's disease? Here's a guide:
  • Why is scientific research part of emergency response?

    By Anita Makri

    You might assume that, when dealing with a public health emergency, taking a researcher along might be a waste of...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Jun 2017

  • Why is scientific research part of emergency response?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jun 2017
    You might assume that, when dealing with a public health emergency, taking a researcher along might be a waste of resource. But Medicins Sans Frontières are...
  • Yellow Fever: An OpenLearn reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    The World Health Organisation warns that an outbreak of Yellow Fever in DRC and Angola could, unchecked, become...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Aug 2016

  • Yellow Fever: An OpenLearn reading list

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Aug 2016
    The World Health Organisation warns that an outbreak of Yellow Fever in DRC and Angola could, unchecked, become a global pandemic. Here's a guide to...
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    25 Feb 2016

  • Ratting out disease: How animals are detecting disease - and other threats to life

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Feb 2016
    Rats can smell tuberculosis. Dogs can smell cancer. Now they’re being trained to save your life. Emma Young reports.
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    Is the UK in a moral panic about obesity?

    By Steve Woods

    Three quarters of British men are predicted to be obese by 2030. Have we become greedier and less active or are more...

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    23 May 2014

  • Is the UK in a moral panic about obesity?

    Is the UK in a moral panic about obesity? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Gary Edwards
    Updated 23 May 2014
    Three quarters of British men are predicted to be obese by 2030. Have we become greedier and less active or are more complicating factors at work?
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    Humans are the deadliest creature – but one

    By Dick Skellington

    Count the numbers of humans whose death is attributed to an animal, and there are some surprises, writes Dick...

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    16 May 2014

  • Humans are the deadliest creature – but one

    Humans are the deadliest creature – but one Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Gary Edwards
    Updated 16 May 2014
    Count the numbers of humans whose death is attributed to an animal, and there are some surprises, writes Dick Skellington.
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    24 Dec 2013

  • OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Breath-detecting disease

    OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Breath-detecting disease Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Claire Turner
    Updated 24 Dec 2013
    Tis the week to talk about: Bacteriophages, breath-detecting disease, our bees electric and DNA barcoding.
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    Sniffing out disease

    By Dr Claire Turner

    Waving a tricorder in the air to tell what was wrong with a patient might be science fiction, but Dr Claire Turner...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Dec 2013

  • Sniffing out disease

    Sniffing out disease Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jevgenia Issakova | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Dec 2013
    Waving a tricorder in the air to tell what was wrong with a patient might be science fiction, but Dr Claire Turner believes we are moving one small step...

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    Histology, microscopy, anatomy and disease

    This free course, Histology, microscopy, anatomy and disease, will help you understand the basic principles of light microscopy, before introducing...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    07 Jun 2018

  • Histology, microscopy, anatomy and disease

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 07 Jun 2018
    This free course, Histology, microscopy, anatomy and disease, will help you...
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    Vaccination

    Vaccinations are now considered a part of everyday life, but how do they work? Vaccination is a free course that will help those with a background...

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    14 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    29 Jan 2018

  • Vaccination

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    Intermediate level Duration 14 hours Updated 29 Jan 2018
    Vaccinations are now considered a part of everyday life, but how do they work?...
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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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    29 Jan 2018

  • Water and human health

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    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 29 Jan 2018
    Water is a natural resource that is vital for human survival and health, although...
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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

    Updated on:

    26 Jul 2017

  • Influenza: A case study

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    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 26 Jul 2017
    This free course, Influenza: A case study, explores the biology of influenza,...
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    The history of medicine: A Scottish perspective

    In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the approach to medicine was vastly different from today. Health is now recognised, at least in most...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    14 Apr 2016

  • The history of medicine: A Scottish perspective

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    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the approach to medicine was vastly...
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    Introduction to histology

    This free course provides an introduction to histology, the study of tissues. It also describes how histology can aid in the diagnosis of disease...

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    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Mar 2016

  • Introduction to histology

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    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
    This free course provides an introduction to histology, the study of tissues. It...

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    BSc (Honours) Health Sciences

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    BSc (Honours) Health Sciences
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 10 Dec 2018
    If you’re interested in the science behind our health – from what we can do as...

    Researching biology and health science

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    Researching biology and health science
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 17 Dec 2018 Register by 10 Jan 2019
    In this project module you will undertake individual investigations within a range...

    Science and health: an evidence-based approach

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    Science and health: an evidence-based approach
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 17 Dec 2018 Register by 10 Jan 2019
    This key introductory module introduces the science of human health and is...

    Concept to clinic

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    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 17 Dec 2018 Register by 12 Sep 2019
    This module provides an overview of the drug discovery and development process...

    Molecules in medicine

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 17 Dec 2018 Register by 10 Jan 2019
    This module surveys a prominent area of contemporary medical science: the...
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