Decision Making and Problem Solving for Business Success
101 page workbook (see also Decision Making and Problem Solving for Business Success reading pack to accompany workbook). This study pack has been written on the assumption that you may know nothing at all about decision support techniques. The key assumption is that by understanding and applying decision making and problem solving within your organisation, you will become a better manager. By studying the pack and the accompanying readings you should begin to understand decision support techniq
Author(s): John Margerison, Steve Jones

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Why do we need enterprise in the curriculum?
Abstract: Three easily confused concepts - Enterprise – having an idea, and taking advantage of the opportunities to make things happen Entrepreneurship – an activity which leads to the creation and management of a new organisation designed to pursue a unique, innovative opportunity (Hindle & Rushworth, 2000) Intrapreneurs are "dreamers who do," those who take hands-on responsibility for creating innovation of any kind within an organization’. (Pinchot 1999) It’s not about starting a bus
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The Viking Age Scotland and the Irish Sea Provinces
Viking warriors from Scandinavia began to attack the coasts of western Europe towards the end of the eighth century. Christian writers registered their shock and horror at these raids by pagans upon monasteries, churches and royal sites. The raiders were mobile, using highly manoeuvrable light-weight sailing ships, which could also be rowed. They caught te armies of the Christian kingdoms unprepared, lacking the organisation to deal with them effectively. But there was much more to the Vikings t
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Delivering Sustainable Development Activity 10: Participation 2 - third Sector and Community Initiat
This activity will review the concepts of participation and Third Sector organisation in the context of community engagement.
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Immunotherapy in Cancer
The resource is a series of Powerpoint slides (and a list of further reading) on the organisation of the human immune system and how it can be exploited in designing anti-cancer therapeutic targets. It includes an overview of the immune system and current approaches to immunotherapy such as as adoptive or selective immunotherapy etc. The presentation is created by Dr. Momna Hejmadi as part of her cancer biology course to first and second year undergraduates in the biosciences.This source file c
Author(s): Dr. Momna Hejmadi, University of Bath

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International Classification of Function, Disability and Health
This package was originally designed for undergraduates in Medicine at the University of Nottingham. It will also be useful to students in nursing, allied health professions and pharmacy. Practitioners in these fields, who are new to the ICF, will also find it a useful introduction. It describes the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), a classification system published by the World Health Organisation to describe health status. This system is widely used in r
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International Classification of Function, Disability and Health
This package was originally designed for undergraduates in Medicine at the University of Nottingham. It will also be useful to students in nursing, allied health professions and pharmacy. Practitioners in these fields, who are new to the ICF, will also find it a useful introduction. It describes the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), a classification system published by the World Health Organisation to describe health status. This system is widely used in r
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Finance for Non-Financial Managers workbook
Using this guide you will: Understand the terms used in financial statements; Appreciate the role of finance in your organisation; Have knowledge of the work of the accountant; Understand how accounts are created; Be able to understand the accounts; Understand how the accounts can be improved by your actions. Learning Outcomes: This study guide has been written on the basis that you could know nothing at all about finance. The key assumption is that by appreciating the role of finance within you
Author(s): John Margerison, Steve Jones

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2.1 Degrees of torpor

Adaptive hypothermia occurs in at least six distantly related mammalian orders (Table 1) and in several orders of birds. There is a spectrum running from those species which can tolerate a drop in T b by 2° C for a few hours, to the seasonal deep hibernators which maintain a T b as low as 4° C for weeks on end.


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Developing consultants and leaders of change for our present troubled times
Since its launch in 1997, the Ashridge Masters in Organisation Consulting has guided and developed over 250 organisational practitioners. Dr Kathleen King discusses an inquiry into which particular aspects contribute to participants’ positive experience, the insights it revealed and what we can learn from it concerning the future of managerial and personal development.
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Distributing the downturn
The International Labour Organisation has forecast a rise in unemployment by 20 million world-wide, by the end of 2009. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has forecast a loss of up to 10 million jobs within the OECD group of countries, and up to 25 million jobs world-wide between 2008 and 2010. However, would a strategy of cutting wages as opposed to cutting jobs in the face of this recession create the conditions for economic recovery? Dr Paul Kattuman believes it
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wisskomm tv 13/08
Sonderausgabe "Podcasts": Eiin Gespräch mit Effrosyni Chelioti von der Helmholtz Gemeinschaft über die Audioangebote der Organisation: Wie erfolgreich sind die Helmholtz Podcasts? Wie reagieren die Wissenschaftler? Wie groß ist der Aufwand? Außerdem stellen wir vor: Wanhoffs Wunderbare Welt der Wissenschaft, die Angebote der NASA und der ESA, das Portal podcampus und den Wild Classroom der "Sciencegeeks".
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Commonwealth of Learning Copyright Audit
To a significant extent, copyright law governs the production, dissemination and consumption of knowledge and culture. In an "information society" it is particularly important to ensure that the gates of learning are kept wide open. It is in this context that an examination of copyright law with respect to education becomes crucial. When performing an audit of copyright law, it is essential to keep in mind international treaty obligations: particularly, the Berne Convention, the Agreement on tra
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Engineering and the Human Body
The Engineering and the Human Body unit covers the broad spectrum of topics that make-up our very amazing human body. Students are introduced to the space environment and learn the major differences between the environment on Earth and that of outer space. The engineering challenges that arise because of these discrepancies are also discussed. Then, students dive into the different components that make up the human body: muscles, bones and joints, the digestive and circulatory systems, the nervo
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Pharmacology: Classification of Drugs
The module contains the following levels: Acetylcholine-modulating Drugs Sympathetic Nervous System Modulating Drugs Autonomic Drugs and Related Agents
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Nervous System
Basic overview of the nervous system and how it functions. Describes a single neuron and how each part functions to help the neuron. Color animation with narration. 1:34 min.
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Human Anatomy - Working of Neurons
This is a short (3:16), computer-animated video on the central nervous system.
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The Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems and the Neuron
Professor George Wolfe discusses the central and peripheral nervous systems and the neuron in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. The video uses lecture format along with notes and illustrations on the board.  Run time 08:21.
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citizED
citizED is an organisation funded by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA). It is a collaboration within higher education for all providers of initial teacher education in England.
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The Depression Began
By September of 1929, nervous investors began selling stocks in order to get out of the market while prices were still high. As the volume of selling increased, stock prices began to fall in October. On October 24 (Black Thursday) and October 29 (Black Tuesday), prices fell drastically as sellers panicked. By December, a staggering $40 billion in stock value had been lost. Hoover and business leaders attempted to calm Americans by assuring them that the country's economy was fundamentally sound.
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