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Aberdulais Falls: A Case Study in Welsh Heritage
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This unit looks at the Aberulais Falls in Wales, and considers the key issues affecting the decision-making of the bodies which are responsible for looking after our heritage. We examine the heritage debates: who decides what should be preserved from the

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
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Case Study
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The Open University
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Date Added:
06/01/2009
Achieving Public Dialogue
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There are a wide range of interactions between 'science' and 'the public'. Examples range from visiting a museum, or indulging in a science-related hobby, to reading a newspaper article about a breakthrough in the techniques of therapeutic cloning. Many of these interactions could be said to be 'passive'. This unit explores the practicalities of the public becoming more 'active' in the direction of science practice by 'two-way' interactions, with dialogue taking place between science and some part of 'the public',

Subject:
Communication
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The Open University
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Date Added:
09/06/2007
Addiction and Neural Ageing
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This unit looks at two topics that are of immense worldwide social, economic, ethical, and political importance -"addiction' and"neural ageing'. You will develop a Master's level approach to the study of specific issues within these two important subject areas.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
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The Open University
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Date Added:
02/16/2011
Ageing and Disability: Transitions Into Residential Care
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Moving into a care home can have a profound emotional impact on an individual - just the anticipation of residential care is one of the biggest sources of fear for the elderly. This unit discusses the role of social workers and care staff in supporting individuals through the transition, and how residential environments affect quality of life.

Subject:
Social Work
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The Open University
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Date Added:
02/16/2011
Alcohol and Human Health
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What impact does alcohol have on the body? From a"hangover' to cirrhosis this unit looks at the harmful effects of alcohol both in the short and long term.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
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The Open University
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The Open University
Date Added:
02/16/2011
The Ancient Olympics: Bridging Past and Present
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This unit highlights the similarities and differences between our modern Games and the Ancient Olympics and explores why today, as we prepare for London's 2012 Olympics, we still look back at the Classical world for meaning and inspiration.

Subject:
Ancient History
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The Open University
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Date Added:
07/30/2012
Animals at the Extremes: Hibernation and Torpor
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Hibernation is an ingenious adaptation that some animals employ to survive difficult conditions in winter. This unit examines the differences between hibernation and torpor, and discusses the characteristic signs of hibernation behavior It explores the triggers that bring on hibernation, and whether internal signals or external season cues are predominant. It also examines the physiological adaptations that occur in hibernating animals.

Subject:
Biology
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The Open University
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Date Added:
09/06/2007
Animals at the Extremes: Polar Biology
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The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make their habitat there to make many adaptations. This unit explores the polar climate and how animals like reindeer, polar bears, penguins, sea life and even humans manage to survive there. It looks at the adaptations to physiological proceses, the environmental effects on diet, activity and fecundity, and contrasts the strategies of aquatic and land-based animals in surviving in this extreme habitat. This unit builds on and develops ideas from two other 'Animals at the extreme' units: The desert environment (S324_1) and Hibernation and torpor (S324_2).

Subject:
Biology
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The Open University
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Date Added:
09/06/2007
Animals at the Extremes: the Desert Environment
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Animal life has adapted to survive in the most unlikely and inhospitable habitats. This unit looks at the surprisingly diverse desert climates throughout the world and mammals, birds, lizards and amphibians that survive there. It splits these animals into three groups according to their strategy for survival: evaders, evaporators and endurers, then discusses how these strategies work on a biochemical and physiological level.

Subject:
Biology
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The Open University
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Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/06/2007
Attention
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What does 'attention' mean to you? This unit will help you to examine how we 'pay attention'. How do we manage to single out sounds and images that require attention and how easy is it to distract someone and why?

Subject:
Psychology
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The Open University
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Date Added:
09/06/2007
Babylonian Mathematics
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This unit looks at Babylonian mathematics. You will learn how a series of discoveries have enabled historians to decipher stone tablets and study the various techniques the Babylonians used for problem-solving and teaching. The Babylonian problem-solving skills have been described as remarkable and scribes of the time received a training far in advance of anything available in medieval Christian Europe 3000 years later.

Subject:
World History
Mathematics
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The Open University
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Date Added:
09/06/2007
Birth of a Drug
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The search for new medicinal products is one of the major driving forces behind the development and application of new synthetic methods. This unit focuses on a specific case study, which follows the development of a drug for the treatment of high blood p

Subject:
Chemistry
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Case Study
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The Open University
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Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
05/26/2009
The Boundaries of Care
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In this unit, we are going to look at a number of situations which put a strain on the idea that caring is just 'being ordinary', including times when people are giving intimate care. In these special circumstances, since the normal rules do not apply, we have to develop a set of special rules to guide practice.

Subject:
Social Work
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The Open University
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Date Added:
09/06/2007
Business English: Making Decisions
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Do you want to relocate to the UK? This unit will help you with the language difficulties that can arise while providing assistance with the practicalities of the decision-making processes involved and the consultation that is necessary to ensure employees are kept informed.

Subject:
Business and Communication
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The Open University
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Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/06/2007
Business English: Researching a New Location
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Do you want to relocate to the UK? This unit will help you with the language difficulties that can arise while providing assistance with the practicalities of taking the decision to relocate. You will also examine the factors that influence that decision including its impact on all those connected with the company from employees to suppliers and customers.

Subject:
Business and Communication
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The Open University
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Date Added:
09/06/2007
Campaigns and Organisations
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If you've ever been involved in campaigning for change, you probably know that getting the desired result is much harder than it seems. Moreover, the decision to campaign on a particular issue can expose tensions and cracks within an organisation itself.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
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The Open University
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Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
07/30/2008
Care Relationships
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To set up a care relationship that works well is a delicate matter, whether you are at the giving or the receiving end. In this unit we explore the very varied meanings of care relationships and how these meanings arise. Millions of care relationships are going on as you read this, and each carries its own particular meanings for those involved. But where have all those people picked up their ideas of how to relate to each other? How does any of us know where to begin?

Subject:
Social Work
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The Open University
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Date Added:
09/06/2007
Careers Education and Guidance
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Successful transitions - whether from lower secondary to upper secondary; at age 16; into work-based training or university; or into work at any age - are life-enhancing for individuals and crucial to our future social and economic well-being. They are also an indicator of a good school. Careers education and guidance (CEG) is therefore at the heart of a school's personal development program and all teachers have a role in securing successful transitions for their students.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
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Date Added:
09/06/2007
Caring: A Family affair
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Care is needed at all stages of life. This unit makes care in the family its focus because the overwhelming majority of care, including health care, is supplied in families, much of it in private, much of it unnoticed and unremarked upon. The meaning of the term (informal carer) and the word (care) itself are explored.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Provider:
The Open University
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Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/06/2007