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  • Mental Health Practice: Bonnyrigg 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    Although society's attitude toward mental illness has improved, discrimination and misconceptions surrounding those affected are still prevalent. This unit explores a number of issues relating to mental health practice, ...

  • Microbes – friend or foe? 

    Brown, A. (Audrey) (The Open University (OUUK), 2013-12)
    Microbes often get a bad name. Whilst some of them do cause disease, others play vital roles in recycling nutrients in the soil to enable plants to grow, and in breaking down human waste. Without microbes, we would have ...

  • Microbiology and Mycology 

    Zulu, J. N. (Jassiel Nyengani) (African Virtual University (AVU), 2010-11)
    This Module is a study of organisms that can not be seen with the unaided eye unless with the help of a microscope. They are referred to as microorganisms. More commonly they are called microbes. These are bacteria, viruses, ...

  • Migration 

    Dyson, M. (Mandy); Robinson, D. (David) (The Open University (OUUK), 2016-04)
    Migration is a free course looking at the migrations of animals, with special reference to birds, and also introducing the themes of movement, selection and homeostasis. After studying this course, you should be able ...

  • Minerals and the Crystalline State 

    Easterbrook, G. (Glynda) (The Open University (OUUK), 2016-03)
    Rocks are made of minerals and, as minerals are natural crystals, the geological world is mostly a crystalline world. This free course, Minerals and the crystalline state, introduces the study of minerals and crystal ...

  • Modelling Pollution in the Great Lakes 

    not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2016-03)
    This free course, Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes, is the first in the series of five courses that introduce the idea of modelling with mathematics. The course centres on a mathematical model of how pollution levels ...

  • Modern Physics 

    Unknown author (Wikibooks, 2014-03)
    Waves; Mechanics; Special Relativity; Quantum Mechanics; Gravity; Electromagnetism; Thermodynamics; Nuclear Physics;

  • The molecular world 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    From diamonds to dynamite everything involves a chemical reaction. This unit introduces you to the concepts and principles that underpin chemistry at the molecular level. Everyday experiences are used to help you to ...

  • The monsoon and its variability 

    Gadgil, S. (Sulochana) (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), 2014-02)
    Modules / Lectures : Introduction to the Indian monsoon and its variability ; Background: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, rotating systems ; Tropical Convection and rainfall ; Basic System ...

  • The Moon 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    As the only planetary body everyone is familiar with seeing in the sky, the Moon has long been an object of fascination and speculation. This unit will teach you about the nearest planetary body to Earth: the missions to ...

  • Moons 

    Rothery, D. (David); Kelley, S. (Simon) (The Open University (OUUK), 2016-04)
    After completing this course you will be able to: -discuss the nature and diversity of moons in our Solar System, and their significance -understand the general nature of moons' orbits and the effects of tides -describe ...

  • Mosquito Resistance to Insecticides 

    Dyson, M. (Mandy) (The Open University (OUUK), 2016-08)
    Learn about how allele frequency can change rapidly in a population in response to selective pressure by considering how evolutionary change can occur in insects that are exposed to insecticides. This free course, Mosquito ...

  • Motion Under Gravity 

    not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2016-03)
    From the moment that Galileo dropped two cannonballs of different sizes and weights from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa mankind has been fascinated by the impact of gravity. This free course, Motion under gravity, ...

  • Mountain Building in Scotland 

    not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2016-03)
    Some of Britain's most dramatic scenery is to be found in the Scottish Highlands. The sight of mighty Ben Nevis, the desolate plateau of the Cairngorms, or the imposing landscapes of Glen Coe can unleash the call of the ...

  • Municipal Solid Waste Management 

    Ramachandra, T. V. (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), 2014-02)
    Modules/Lecture: Introduction; Introducing Municipal Solid Waste Management; Waste Generation Aspects; Waste Collection, Storage and Transport; Waste Disposal; Waste Processing Techniques; Source Reduction, Product Recovery ...

  • Nature matters in conversation 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    This unit focuses on the substance of environmental responsibility – what matters. The question ‘What should constitute our prime focus of attention?’ can prompt different responses. We consider two points of contrast in ...

  • Nature Matters: Caring and Accountability 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    This unit considers environmental responsibility and what may matter from a caring perspective and an accountability perspective. Caring for an environment compromising the natural world and ensuring accountability for ...

  • Nature Matters: Systems Thinking and Experts 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    This unit explores conceptual tools for assisting our thinking and deliberation on what matters. The notion of ‘framing’ nature is introduced and three readings provide an understanding of systems thinking for explicitly ...

  • NOC: Application of Spectroscopic Methods in Molecular Structure Determination 

    Sankararaman, S. (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), 2016-01)
    Chemists are molecule makers. Whenever a new molecule is synthesized it is essential to determine its structure using spectroscopic techniques. This course is all about practical applications of spectroscopic methods for ...

  • NOC: Biochemistry 

    Dasgupta, S. (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), 2016-01)
    This course is an introductory course that will focus on basic concepts in biochemistry. The course deals with an understanding of biological macromolecules: proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. The structure ...