Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • distinguish between the major anatomical components of the outer, middle and inner ear

  • describe the function of the outer, middle and inner ear

  • describe the structure of the cochlea

  • describe the structural arrangements of the organ of Corti and the function of the basilar membrane

  • decribe the main causes of hearing impairments and the methods used to rehabilitate hearin
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Preface
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Principles of Economics is designed for a two-semester principles of economics sequence. It is traditional in coverage, including introductory economics content, microeconomics, macroeconomics […]

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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • understand the different interpretations of internationally recognised notions of rights and justice;

  • give examples of implementing justice in an international sphere;

  • investigate questions in international studies;

  • analyse the different agencies of change in the international system.


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1 Genetic manipulation of plants and GM crops: an introduction

In this course we will consider the genetic manipulation of plants, and the production of GM crops. A great deal has been written about the science of GM crops and the controversial issues surrounding their introduction around the world. In the study time available, we will focus on a small number of selected issues.

In this course you'll have the opportunity to learn more about the science that has been used to engineer a range of GM crops, and examine both the science and social conce
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1.1 Thoughts on a PhD

Entering students often think of a PhD as a ‘magnum opus’, a brilliant research project culminating in a great work. This is rather a demanding model, and few students win Nobel Prizes as a result of their doctoral studies. More realistically, a PhD is research training leading to a research qualification. The PhD is a passport to a research career.

There are other views of a PhD, as well. Getting a PhD can be a ‘rite of passage’, prerequisite to admission into the academic ‘t
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1.5.5 Social bookmarks

If you find you have a long unmanageable list of favourites/bookmarks you might like to try social bookmarks as an alternative.

Activity 14 – what you need to know about social bookmarks

Read 7 things you sh
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1.2 Audio files

The following files accompany the exercise in Section 4.2

Clicking on the link below opens an extract from Section 4.2 of the course (PDF, 1.7 MB) which accompanies the audio clips, also below. Listen to each of them in turn with the extracted pages open (you may like to print them out). Work on the problems at the appropriate places – you'll find the answers at the foot of this page.

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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Mathematics and Statistics. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.


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Introduction

This unit is from our archive and it is an adapted extract from Human biology and health (SK220), which is no longer in presentation. If you wish to study formally at The Open University, you may wish to explore the courses we offer in this curriculum area.

To be able to understand the importance of the environment for our health, we n
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Freshwater and International Law: Universal and Regional Perspectives
Professor de Chazournes delivers the 2009 Louwes Lecture on the development of International and National Law concerning the use of freshwater, environmental issues and the international laws protecting people's human rights to fresh water.
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Effective Climate Policy is Not Expensive
Part of the “Environmental and Ecological Economics” seminar series, organised jointly with the Environmental Change Institute.
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Ronald Reagan Delivers Farewell Address
In this audio clip, on January 11, 1989, President Ronald Reagan, who at nearly 78, was the oldest person ever to hold the nation's highest office, gave his final address to the American people. (1:53)
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Athletics 02 - Throwing, Running, Jumping
Second athletics lesson plan which outlines a warm-up, throwing, running and jumping activities. Children explore various ways of throwing and jumping, they practice sprinting and find out about sports that involve throwing.
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1.2.1 Heating and cooling the Earth: the overall radiation balance

The Sun emits electromagnetic radiation with a range of wavelengths, but its peak emission is in the visible band - the sunlight that allows us to see. The wavelength of radiation has important climatic implications, as we shall see shortly. For now, we are mainly interested in the overall rate at which energy in the form of solar radiation reaches the Earth.

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Fat Chance - Course Trailer
Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning 14. Fat Chance -- Joseph D. Harris (Mathematics)
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8 Where do the ideas for an Act of Parliament come from?

Ideas for an Act of Parliament can come from many sources. You have explored the different types of Bills that exist, and been introduced to the idea that laws need to respond to social and political change. The list that follows is not exhaustive, but is intended to provide an illustration of the range of bodies interested in law and changes in the law.

Political party manifestos

Party manifestos and pre-election promises are influenced by what politicians believe the publ
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abc Notes App for iOS
'abcNotes was designed to become your stylish and highly customizable, functional and easy to use assistant in taking notes and managing To Do lists. abcNotes is an awesome note taking application! It takes advantage of unique iOS devices touchscreen preserving realistic look & feel of paper sticky notes. abc Notes - Checklist & Sticky Note Application for iPhone and iPad (share, email and synch your lists, memos, projects and school notebooks)HINT: To make a checklist note: Double
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Don't Build Your Home, Grow It!
TED Fellow and urban designer Mitchell Joachim presents his vision for sustainable, organic architecture: eco-friendly abodes grown from plants and -- wait for it -- meat. Soft cars, jet packs and houses made of meat are all in a day's work for urban designer, architect and TED Fellow Mitchell Joachim. While the concept of these future homes is fascinating and a bit "far out there", the ideas are based on scientific research and the merging of biology and architecture. This video could be used t
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2014 is here. It’s a new year and a fresh start to the Spanish learning season. Millions have made their resolutions. Many will start Spanish for the first time. Most will give up after one month. But you? You’re mastering Spanish this year. How? With the help of SpanishPod101.com. [...]
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Au sein des gestes composant l’attirail de peintre d’Henri Matisse, il y a – par périodes- « le désir de gratter et de bouleverser la surface du tableau » (Jack Flam). Matisse n’est ni le premier, ni le dernier à gratter ses tableaux, certes : mais quelle place théorique et ...
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