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2.2 Analysing communication problems

Below are two very different responses to Case Study 1.

  1. The main cause of the ‘communication problem’ was the Bangladeshi woman’s poor grasp of spoken English, which meant she was unable to communicate her needs clearly or to understand what was being said to her during her stay in hospital. She probably lacked confidence in herself, either because of her language difficulties or because of her cultural background. Perhaps the hospital could hav
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The Sense of Taste
Do you have good taste? In this video segment, Dr. Linda Bartoshuk
explores the sense of taste in humans -- why we have it, and what
happens when we lose it. Learn why the sense of smell is also important to our experience of food. Footage from NOVA: "Mystery of the Senses: Taste."  Closed captioning included. Run time 04:18.




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Cirugía Bucal e Implantología (2016)
La asignatura de Cirugia Bucal e Implantologia es teorica y practica, en la que pretendemos que el alumno adquiera los conocimientos necesarios tanto teoricos como practicos para poder llevar a cabo procedimientos de Cirugia Bucal Avanzada e Implantes. Esta asigatura aporta una considerable contribución para adquirir competencias de la titulación.
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1 The pinnipeds, sirenians and cetaceans

As you work through this course you will come across boxes, like this one, which give you advice about the study skills that you will be developing as you progress through the course. To avoid breaking up the flow of the text, they will usually appear at the start or end of the sections.

As well as th
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4.1 Why was change needed?

Brenda Nickson highlights the absence of any support when her son was young; ignorance in the medical profession; the need for respite care, leisure provision, and some contact with other parents with similar problems.

Ann and Michael Tombs also mention the need for more services; the importance of a pressure group demanding changes; the need for a campaign to ensure that people with learning difficulties got treatment in hospital for things like cataract operations; alternatives to hos
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Introduction

This course examines how organic chemistry is used within the pharmaceutical industry to develop new drugs. You will investigate the process of drug development by following one new product through the intial process and research programme.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 3 study in Science.


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Acknowledgements

The content acknowledged below is Proprietary (see terms and conditions) and is used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence.

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10.1 Introduction

For a variety of reasons, not least the very wide dynamic range of human hearing, the decibel (symbol dB) is often used as a unit for the amplitude of sound waves. The decibel is also used in other contexts, such as specifying the amplification of amplifiers or the degree to which a signal is affected by noise. In the context of sound, the use of the decibel as a unit captures something of the subjective impression of the way loudness changes with amplitude.

The decibel unit has
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • view solutions as belonging to particular categories, broadly classified as: innovation by context; innovation by practice; routine

  • see how external factors affect engineering projects, and appreciate the range of engineering involved in meeting the basic needs of our society

  • recognise and apply a range of problem-solving techniques from each stage of the engineering design cycle, to include the fol
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1.1.1 Where do we get our energy from?

The world's current energy systems have been built around the many advantages of fossil fuels, and we now depend overwhelmingly upon them. Concerns that supplies will 'run out' in the short-to-medium term have probably been exaggerated, thanks to the continued discovery of new reserves and the application of increasingly advanced exploration technologies. Nevertheless it remains the case that fossil fuel reserves are ultimately finite. In the long term they will eventually become depleted and
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2.3 The study of a raindrop

Most of the usable water is derived from the 1.1 × 105 km3 that falls over the land surface each year as rain, snow, sleet or hail. The collective term for all of these sources of water is precipitation. At this point, you will consider the size of the drops of water that make up clouds or rain (Figure 5).

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2 Black holes: a reminder

You may have previously met the formation of a black hole at the end of the life of a massive star. Accreting black holes, which were formed in this way, are members of close binary star systems.

A black hole is formed when self-gravity causes material to collapse to such high densities that the escape speed (or escape velocity) reaches the speed of light. Using Newtonian dynamics we can calculate the magnitude of the escape velocity from planet Earth (mass M E
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3.4 Arousal

We can identify three types of arousal during the hibernation period, on temporal rather than physiological grounds. The first is alarm arousal, in response to a major exogenous stimulus such as a sudden large drop in environmental temperature. The second is a periodic arousal when, in the absence of external cues, the animal spontaneously begins to re-warm. The third is the final arousal in the spring when the animal does not re-enter hibernation but emerges to a sustained euthermia. Physiol
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4.3 The Euler characteristic

Subdivisions of surfaces lead to the third number used to classify surfaces, the Euler characteristic.

Definition

The Euler characteristic χ of a subdivision of a surface is

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10.3 The decibel as a measure of sound amplitude

As I mentioned earlier, because a decibel is a way of expressing a ratio, it cannot by itself express the absolute size of anything. To express absolute values it must be referred to a fixed reference quantity, against which whatever is being measured can be compared. In the context of acoustics the reference used is the lower limit of audibility – the threshold of audibility. This varies from person to person, but has a nominal value that can be expressed as a pressure wave with an
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12 More information about W150 An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland

This course has been designed as a taster for the Open University's short course W150 An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland. Over six months the course covers a range of topics which introduce students to law making in Scotland, the structure of the Scottish court system, court procedure before moving on to look at some specific areas of law: Child Law, Employment Law, Human Rights and Unlawful Conduct.

The purpose of the course is to provide an overview of contemporary
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New Jersey Film Festival | 06/02/10
The 2010 New Jersey International Film Festival’s 15th anniversary season takes place on the Rutgers New Brunswick campus June 4-20. Producer Eric Schultz spoke with the creators of three featured films: "The Hand of Fatima," Augusta Palmer’s documentary about her father, rock critic Robert Palmer; "Sneakers & Soul," a romantic feature set in NJ, and "Muskrat John: Urban Trapper," a documentary about a Meadow Lands hunter from the '30s.
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11/10/08: Dooce.com
Heather Armstrong started her blog dooce.com back in 2001. She was making a lot of money as a graphic designer then and living the single life in Los Angeles. She lost her job because of her blog, married, moved to Utah and became a stay-at-home mom.
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The week ahead: Outgoing presidents
President Obama gives his final State of the Union address, Taiwan votes for a new president and The European Commission questions Poland's press and legal freedoms
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6.4 Case history: the Topper boat

Replacement of one polymeric material by another may be undertaken entirely for manufacturing reasons, and this is what happened in the redesign of the Topper dinghy for thermoplastic polymer. The dinghy was originally designed for hand lay-up GRP in 1969 by Ian Proctor, a well known designer of small boats and yachts (Figure 61
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