54 training courses found
This postgraduate diploma offers the unique opportunity to draw on the expertise of The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology � world leaders in the innovative use of new media and technologies in online education. You will study the theory and practice of online and distance education, covering topics such as the learning experiences of disabled students and the technical aspects of accessibility; and the processes of designing, implementing and evaluating technology-enhanced learning.
This postgraduate qualification is designed for those with an academic or professional interest in space science and the technology that underpins this discipline. It equips students with the skills to carry out scientific investigations using space-based instrumentation, both individually and as a team.
Designed for those with an academic or professional interest in space science, this qualification provides students with a wide-ranging overview of scientific measurement in the space environment, and will equip students with the skills required to carry out scientific investigations using space-based instrumentation, both individually and as a team.
This postgraduate qualification is designed for those with an academic or professional interest in mental health science and the biological and psychological underpinnings of this discipline. It equips students with the necessary skills to critically evaluate the current literature, discuss contemporary issues and communicate a critical understanding of key topics in mental health science.
The Diploma in Paramedic Science is designed for paramedics who are already HPC-registered but lack academic qualifications at this level, or whose qualifications are out of date; this diploma course shares the same modules as the Open University level 2 component of the foundation degree and Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Sciences, and offers a similar higher education experience; in particular, the combination of theory and work-based learning promotes the underpinning of practice with relevant, up-to-date theory.
Physics opens up new frontiers and discoveries being made now change the individual's life, and learning physics changes the way we think about the world; the Certificate in Physics offers a good basic foundation from which students can progress to a diploma or an Honours degree; the course provides a wide-ranging introduction to physics and its applications, covering classical mechanics; thermal physics and fluids; fields, waves and electromagnetism; relativity; and quantum physics setting many of them in their historical context; this certificate course also gives the student an introduction to experimental physics.
If the student is fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course provides a good basic introduction and equips the student with the skills for further study; in the first module students investigate the stars and their life cycles; galaxies and quasars; and the origin and evolution of the universe and how it might continue to evolve in the future; in the 2nd and final module students look at the exploration of the solar system by spacecraft; planetary processes such as volcanism and impacts; the structure of planets and their atmospheres; and asteroids, comets and meteorites.
Students on this course develop their understanding of a wide range of topics in astronomy by exploring the science behind the galaxies, stars and planets of the universe; the course covers the exploration of our solar system, the discovery of planets orbiting other stars, the birth, life and violent death of stars, and the creation of the universe itself; it allows students to learn about this topic just for interest and enables them to try out an area of study before they commit themselves to further study.
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 course is ideal if the student wants a route into the accountancy profession, or if they need fundamental accounting skills in a management or other role; students gain knowledge and understanding of financial and management accounting and its role in business organisations (including how to prepare accounts and how to use accounting information for decision-making, planning and control); students also explore issues of corporate governance and ethics as they relate to accounting and management; the certificate is accredited by a range of professional bodies and is excellent preparation for professional accountancy training; if the student is considering starting this qualification in May 2012 it is suggested they begin with Financial Accounting (B291).
What are the scientific and social aspects of disease and disability; this certificate provides a broad introduction to health sciences, exploring some of the basic science underpinning health issues; the course integrates biological, chemical and physical sciences with psychology, health statistics and social studies to investigate the underlying causes and solutions; students learn to evaluate evidence; understand and use scientific terms and concepts; handle numbers; interpret graphs and tables and to provide evidence of basic scientific literacy, numeracy and communication skills in the context of the health sciences; the Certificate in Health Sciences explores different lines of evidence and key debates, and encourages the student to consider health topics in their wider personal, cultural and social contexts; students improve their writing skills, computer-based communication and information literacy, and develop the study skills needed to pursue health sciences at university level.
If the student is new to management, or they need to develop their managerial abilities and understanding, the Professional Certificate in Management is suitable; the course provides a broad-based, practical introduction to the key ideas, techniques and overall competencies students need in order to manage effectively and productively in modern organisations in any part of the world; the emphasis is on the student's own professional development; everything the students study is related to the management roles and responsibilities they would exercise in the various functional areas of their company or organisation; all the elements of the programme (study texts, activities and assignments, online resources, and personal and group support) -ensure that students can immediately apply newly learned skills, knowledge and techniques in very practical ways; students can build on their experience and make direct links to their management development needs wherever they are in the world, whatever the size of their organisation and whether it is in the commercial, public or voluntary sector.
Care is constantly in the headlines because it involves such a huge workforce and huge budgets, and profoundly affects so many lives; this course's focus of study is the pace of change as society develops, technology advances and new forms of care evolve; this certificate provides an up-to-date, authoritative overview, with real-life case studies taking the student deep into the experience of receiving care and working in care services; whether the student is involved in care work (paid or unpaid), use services themselves, or simply has a general interest, this course helps the student to build knowledge and understanding, develop practical skills, and prepare for further study.
This course examines the roles that science and technology play in modern sport and develops an understanding of the scientific concepts that underpin many Olympic events; it investigates a variety of sporting phenomena associated with the Olympic Games (including track and field, swimming, diving, and cycling) and the scientific concepts that athletes need to understand if they are to compete at this elite level.
This course provides an introduction to weather patterns and events around the world, explaining the main drivers that determine the weather on a seasonal and daily basis. You'll explore how the professional weather forecasts for your area have been made and how reliable they are likely to be.
This course explores the crucial role that plants play in everyday lives. Plants and their products are important not just as staple foods but also increasingly as biofuels, bioplastics and medicines, and even for catching criminals and in combating climate change.
This course deals with a subject of importance to us all: our genes, which is an area at the forefront of developments in medical science. You'll examine the patterns of inheritance of genes, how genes function and why there are differences between individuals and between populations.
This online course explores the intriguing world of bacteria, viruses, and other microscopic organisms: an empire of creatures that extends into every facet of human life and the environment. Learn about microbes is one of a series of 100-hour flexible online courses introducing fascinating topics in science.
Projects are how organisations make things happen. Projects deliver changes that improve services to customers, increase operational effectiveness and process change.
This course is a practice-focused portfolio course whereby students collect evidence to demonstrate increasing confidence and competence in their mentorship skills.