We all depend on care services at some time in our lives ? at home; in hospitals, clinics or GP surgeries; or in community and residential settings. This key introductory module provides an authoritative overview of health and social care, with real-life case studies taking you deep into the experience of receiving care and working in care services. Whether you're involved in care work (paid or unpaid), use services yourself, or simply have a general interest, this module will build knowledge and understanding, develop skills, and prepare you for further study.
The Open University is the worlds leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.
Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether youre at home, at work or on the move.
As an OU student you'll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.
Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone.
This module is the project module for the BSc (Honours) Environmental Science. You will undertake an independent practical investigation of a topic within the area of environmental science. You will design your investigation, collect data (this may be in the field, in a laboratory or at home), analyse it and produce a scientific report. The study materials provide a guide to planning and conducting project work; help with searching and using the literature; and writing a report, but ultimately this is a chance for you to plan and execute a piece of work for yourself.
Whether in the public or private sector, it is the value invested in the information assets of a modern organisation that underpins its effectiveness and drives its profitability. In this online module, you'll explore the skills necessary to understand, document, manage and implement strategic and operational aspects of your organisation's information security. You'll study topics in information security risk assessment and management, as well as professionalism, home information security, and information security research. By studying this module, you'll better understand your organisation's information security requirements, developing your ability to deliver a fit-for-purpose information security management system.
This is an online practical-science module. Carry out activities exploring investigative biology and chemistry skills and techniques. Conduct online and home investigations to develop your practical skills, including: experimental design; good laboratory practice; and data handling, interpretation and reporting. Plus, develop your science communication skills by participating in an online journal club.
Daniel McCulloch and Dr Victoria Cooper explore the current situation regarding homelessness and housing policy. The Government has shown they can tackle homelessness during Covid-19, so what will they do next?
Why do people become homeless? How many people does it affect? This series of short films explores the complex reasons that lead to people finding themselves on the street and the difficulties in supporting them in light of the consequences of austerity policy.
The homeless and especially those who are rough sleepers, comprise a disproportionate number of people in prison in England and Wales. Dr David Scott looks at why prisons and the streets are not a replacement for a true home.
While so much progress has been made regarding the rights of the LGBTQ community, it might come as a surprise that young people in this community are at considerable risk of becoming homeless. Dr Mathijs Lucassen explores this issue and how we can overcome it.
The activities in this module explore a range of topics in biology and health sciences, from fundamental human and animal behaviour to the vital themes of genetic variation and water quality. Online ? from the comfort of your own home ? you'll conduct investigations in various laboratories, in combinations of observation and experiment. You'll develop a portfolio of practical and investigative skills as you study that will contribute to your end-of-module assessment. At the end of the module you'll work collaboratively with fellow students on a team project.