Organs and Systems Working Together
This interactive site has four, brief videos that explain on how various organ systems works together to keep the body functioning properly. Included is a summary of the lesson, and an short assessment to check understanding.
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2.3.1 A definition of an informal carer

Are we any nearer to a definition of an informal carer which goes beyond the case study? Well, three points stand out so far. An informal carer:

  1. Performs certain services for someone else with whom they already have a relationship

  2. Is not paid a wage for those services

  3. Is responsible for the welfare of someone who needs extra help with daily living, because they are ill or otherwise disabled.

I can the
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4.4 Structural explanations II: families

Our second example of structural explanations of criminal behaviour takes a different starting point. It looks at pathological or problem families and the transmission of criminal careers within them. This work is most closely associated with the social-psychological research of David Farrington (1994).

Farrington's argument has two core components. First, he argues that criminal offending is part of a larger syndrome of anti-social behaviour. A syndrome is a medica
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After studying this unit you should be able:

  • read Social Science materials critically and effectively.


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Medical statistics
This free course is concerned with some of the statistical methods used in epidemiology and more widely in medical statistics. Section 1 introduces cohort studies in which individuals are classified according to their exposure and followed forward in time to evaluate disease outcomes. Section 2 looks at models for cohort studies. Section 3 introduces case-control studies in which individuals are selected according to their disease status and past exposures are then ascertained. Section 4 covers
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4.5 Structural explanations III: cultures

An early and influential body of research by the Chicago School of sociology explained criminal behaviour in terms of cultural structures. The school studied American male juvenile delinquents – or young offenders – in inter-war American cities (Shaw and McKay, 1969). Here we use the term culture to describe the web of meanings and values that individuals live their life within. (Recall from Section 1.1 how important every-day norms and conventions were in defining the meaning of c
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First Avenue, Seattle, Washington, no. 8 / Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, James White.
CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1897. SUMMARY From Edison films catalog: Taken during the Klondike excitement. The streets are crowded with miners buying outfits and supplies. Mule trains, trolley cars and hurrying pedestrians give life and bustle to the scene. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Northern Pacific Railway Series" (Edison films catalog): The following pictures were taken by our artists at various points on the Northern Pacific Railway. We
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15.792J Proseminar in Manufacturing (MIT)
This course provides an integrative forum for operations and manufacturing students and is the focus for projects in leadership, service, and improvement. It covers a set of integrative manufacturing topics or issues such as leadership and related topics, and includes presentations by guest speakers such as senior level managers of manufacturing companies. The subject is largely managed by students. Primarily for LFM Fellows and Masters students interested in focusing in operations and manufactu
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3.3 The projective plane

We now consider one of the most important non-orientable surfaces – the projective plane (sometimes called the real projective plane). In Section 2 we introduced it as the surface obtained from a rectangle by identifying each pair of opposite edges in opposite directions, as shown in Author(s): The Open University

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3.3.1 Ethylene, propylene and butadiene

Nowadays ethylene is the most important building block for the chemical industry, particularly as a monomer in its own right, as a co-monomer with other vinyls, and as a source of vinyl monomers. It is the prime source for ethylene oxide, which is another major source of polymers, glycols and ethers. They can also be used to build up more complex C4 molecules and aromatics.

Some of the ways in which the ethylene molecule is modified to create other chemicals and polymers are
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1.1 Engendering citizenship: the notion of social citizenship

Mary Langan talks with Professor Ruth Lister, Professor Fiona Williams, Helen Meekosha and Dr Madeleine Arnot about the notion of social citizenship in relation to the rights and obligations within society, with particular reference to women and disabled people.

Participants in the audio programme were:

  • Mary Langan Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at The Open University;

  • Ruth Lister Professor of Social Policy at Lo
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After studying this unit you should be able:

  • describe social citizenship in relation to rights and obligations within society.


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4.8 Activity task

1. Read through the four scenarios below and choose one to answer the associated questions.

Work out your answers to the questions posed.

You will find your list of challenging activities and solutions useful here. In a real situation,
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Paul Kaiser - Drawing on the Past
Kaiser will explore how to use drawing as a means to open up otherwise inaccessible moments of the past -- of private reveries, of abandoned spaces, of live performances long since vanished from the stage. To do so, he will examine a variety of projects and situations, which will include: children as they make a drawing; theater director Robert Wilson as he sketches long-gone productions; the intricate, fleeting, and unrepeatable movement of Merce Cunningham's hands; the oddly haunted afterlife
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand how chemical processes in the rest of the world affect the Arctic environment and the species inhabiting it

  • recognise the physical processes that determine atmosphere and oceanic flows in the Arctic

  • understand the scientific research process and the use of scientific evidence

  • use quantitative scientific evidence to examine the link between atmospheric carbon dioxide levels
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Lecture 32 - 11/17/2010
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Michael Ruse on Is Darwinism Past its Sell-by Date?
Michael Ruse is professor of the philosophy of biology at Florida State University. In this lecture he addresses the question Is Darwinism Past its Sell-by Date?
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