Browsing by Subject "social policy"

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  • Challenge of the Social Sciences 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2014-06)
    This series focuses on two interlinked issues: the philosophical questions that arise in social science research, and research methods.

  • Demographic Trends and Problems of the Modern World 

    Coleman, D. (David) (University of Oxford, 2013-05)
    The study of populations and demographics is explained in detail in this introductory series by Professor David Coleman, Professor of Demography. Using statistics gathered from censuses, parish records and other sources, ...

  • Diverse Perspectives on Health and Illness 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2014-06)
    Health, and the health of others are concerns that impact us all. This series explores notions of health and happiness in relation to the lifestyles people lead and the services and support available to them.

  • Energy resources: alternative energy in perspective 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2013-08)
    Alternative energy sources are seen by many people as potential solutions to the many economic and environmental challenges posed by the current dominance of world energy supply by fossil and nucler fuels. Just how realistic ...

  • Energy resources: Geothermal energy 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2013-08)
    Energy from sources other than fossil and nuclear fuels is to a large extent free of the concerns about environmental effects and renewability that characterise those two sources. Each alternative source supplies energy ...

  • Energy resources: Hydropower 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2013-08)
    Hydroelectric energy is ultimately solar energy converted through evaporation of water, movement of air masses and precipitation to gravitational potential energy and then to the kinetic energy of water flowing down a ...

  • Factors that Influence Health: An Introduction 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2013-08)
    What factors influence our health? A lot of attention is focused on people's behaviour - their decisions to smoke, drink, over-eat and so on - with strong messages about the changes needed to become healthier. But people's ...

  • Globalisation and health 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2014-06)
    What is the future for global health policy? How are the old paradigms being replaced by new ones? What are the key issues in the new globalised world?

  • Introducing Public Health 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2013-08)
    This unit introduces some key elements of public health and health promotion, using a video case study of Coventry. It focuses on the major determinants of health and ill health and the scope of public health work.

  • Liberalism: A Challenge to Religion 

    Plant, L. (Lord) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    A liberal state will put ideas about rights and individual autonomy at the centre of the relationship between the individual and the state. However, it is sometimes argued that the liberal state should be neutral, not ...

  • Media and National Development Policy 

    Saleh, I. (Ibrahim) (University of Cape Town, 2014-03)
    Lecture series in the Media and Development set, focusing on the interplay (or lack thereof) of public and academic journalism in South Africa, including media reform and the democratization of media, the role of the media ...

  • Nuclear power: Friend or foe? 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2013-07)
    Are you for or against nuclear energy? The necessity to respond to climate change has put nuclear energy back on the politial agenda as an alternative energy source. This is part of approaches to 'decarbonise' energy through ...

  • 'Problem' Populations, 'Problem' Places 

    not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2016-03)
    This free course, 'Problem' populations, 'problem' places, looks deeper into the entanglements of welfare, crime and society. It encourages you to think through these entanglements through a focus on 'problem' populations ...

  • Promoting Equitable Access to Health Care for Households 

    McIntyre, D. (Di); Gilso, L. (Lucy) (University of Cape Town, 2011)
    To develop an understanding of the dimensions of access to health care; Create greater awareness of health care access constraints from the household perspective; Promote critical evaluation of policy options to address ...

  • Remaking the relations of work and welfare 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    How do ‘welfare to work’ programmes such as the New Deal take into account and shape people's personal lives? This unit looks at how participation in, and drop-out from, ‘workfare’ programmes are interpreted within different ...

  • Repurposing guidelines : case study 1 

    Macmaster, T. (Tom) (Lauder College, 2014-04)
    A case study describing the experiences of a tutor using existing online materials in a learning package for social care learners. Covers resource discovery, using the VLE and repurposing existing resources. Forms part of ...

  • Rights, Law and Religion in a Liberal Society 

    Plant, L. (Lord) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    There have been quite a few high profile legal cases relating to the extent of the recognition of the role of religion in a person’s life and the need for a liberal society to accommodate such beliefs on the one hand whilst ...

  • Science promotion 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    This unit will look at how public engagement in science and technology might be achieved through science promotion. Science promotion and public involvement in policy making can require both formal and informal objectives: ...

  • Social care, Social work and the law 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2014-06)
    The law and aspects of the legal system have a massive impact on the lives of social workers, from defining policy and procedure to the actual process of day-to-day working.

  • Social issues and GM crops 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    The genetic manipulation of plants and animals and their use in agriculture is one of the most controversial scientific developments of recent times. This unt takes a look at the 'science behind the headlines' and the ...