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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Try a Day in the Life of a Social Worker

Could you manage 24 hours as a social worker? A Day in the Life... provides you with the opportunity to step into a social worker's shoes and to experience a 'typical' day in the office

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Social work: Effective practice with substance abusing parents

What is like being a social worker? Dr Andy Taylor of The Open University discusses effective practice with substance abusing parents. 

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

World Social Work Day

March 15th is World Social Work Day. Explore social work in more detail with our range of free resources including interactives and free courses.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Free course: Lottery of birth

Try our free course 'The Lottery of Birth' to get an idea of what it's like to study at the OU and start exploring health and society from the individual to the bigger picture.

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History & The Arts 

Past-Time Lover: Florence Nightingale

This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these iconic figures from history? 

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Education & Development 

Health and Social Care Discussion Hub

Discussion hub for those studying the Health and Social Care Pathway with Pathways to Success.

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Education & Development 

Health and Social Care Tasters

Is health and Social Care for you? Dip into some of our tasters and find out!

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Education & Development 

Health and Social Care Pathway

So you have decided that studying Health and Social Care is for you - what next?

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Education & Development 

Pathways To Success in Higher Education

For use in conjuction with the 'Pathways to Success' guide created by The Open University in Wales.    

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Dementia care: Louise's story

Is safety more important than freedom? Should care staff share mealtimes with the residents? Listen to the different perspectives on dementia care in Louise's story and have your say.

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Global challenges facing dementia care

Life expectancy has risen across the globe and with it so has the number of people with dementia, so what can be done to improve the care, compassion and social response to this increasing health problem? 

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Society, Politics & Law 

OU on the BBC: Inside The Ethics Committee

Joan Bakewell profiles more cases where the right thing isn't always obvious.

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