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Learning outcomes

By the time you have completed this unit you should be able to:

  • relate beliefs about death to the meaning people attach to life

  • reflect upon the way in which death structures life

  • critically evaluate new encounters with death affect perspectives upon life

  • assess the quality of dying

  • critically examine the notion of a ‘good death’ in relation to individual experience

  • recognise the implications of the d
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5.5 What is blood?

So, having learned about how blood moves around the body, let's now look at what it's made up of and therefore why we need it at all, and why its health has an effect on sporting performance.

Blood has four main components – three types of cell and the watery liquid that holds these cells. Briefly, these four components are:

  • Red blood cells these cells give blood its characteristic colour. They make up about seven per cent of blood and t
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2.1.2 Jackie Carlin

Jackie Carlin was working in a community advice centre in Dundee, and dealing with problems relating to poverty on a daily basis. She herself had suffered debt problems in the past and was acutely aware of the difficulties facing those she was trying to help. She was particularly aware of the impact of unemployment in Dundee, resulting from the closure of factories which used to provide a livelihood for local people. In the clips, she describes her own experience of debt and the help she rece
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5.3.4 Plan testing and validation

It is one thing to have a plan; it is another thing to have a plan that you can rely on to work. There is an old military maxim that ‘A plan only gets you into first contact with the enemy. After that, you fly by the seat of your pants’ (Anon). A 1993 IBM report on business continuity planning confirmed this when it revealed that ‘half of the plans failed completely or substantially when they were first tested’ (IBM, 1993, p. 5).

The IBM report identified three categories of pla
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4.2.1 Nouns

Nouns are used to name people, places, things or concepts, for example Cicero, Italy, tree, happiness. Most nouns can be singular or plural, for example tree, trees. They each belong to a certain gender, masculine, feminine or neuter (from Latin neuter, neither). In English, nouns have natural gender; for example, boatsman is masculine, woman is feminine, student is of common gender (either masculine or feminine), and university and b
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