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Assisted Reproduction by numbers: 5 key figures

As our Making Babies in the 21st Century course gets started, discover the history of assisted reproduction through some key numbers.

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Category Healthcare

What are you doing 25-28 January? Come and join us at Bett

Bett – the world’s leading education technology event – is taking place in London from 25-28 January this year. We’re exhibiting and speaking, and we’d love to meet you there.

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How do we make decisions in healthcare about which drugs and treatments to fund?

Dr Katherine Stevens from The University of Sheffield is lead educator on Measuring and Valuing Health. Here, she explains how Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs) are used as part of the decision-making process about which drugs to fund – an issue that has made headline news in the UK recently, due to a cut in the number of treatments paid for by the government’s Cancer Drugs Fund.

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Category Healthcare

What 130 years of M&S history can teach us about innovation

In this guest post, Hannah Jenkinson, an Archivist at the Marks & Spencer Company Archive, tells us the story of Innovation: the Key to Business Success – a course from the University of Leeds, developed in association with M&S. It features many market-leading examples of innovation from the retailer’s 130 year history – from chilled chickens to crimplene cardigans – and explores the lessons that all businesses can learn from them.

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Category Learning

The importance of learning design for online courses

In this post Matt Jenner, a learning developer at FutureLearn, talks about how learning design is crucial when building courses – whether they’re offline or online.

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Category Making FutureLearn

The biggest healthcare questions of the 21st century

In this post we round up some of the biggest questions facing healthcare today, and the courses we have to help you tackle them.

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Category Healthcare

What can you do to look after your liver?

Many people think that liver disease is caused solely by excessive alcohol consumption, but there are many other factors at work. The University of Birmingham’s Dr Patricia Lalor – lead educator on Liver Disease: Looking after Your Liver – explains more.

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Category Healthcare

5 unusual New Year’s resolutions to try this year

In this post we share a few unusual New Year’s resolutions that definitely won’t involve an expensive gym membership.

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Category Learning

Henry Dunant – the forgotten father of modern humanitarianism?

As our new course Disaster Management: Introduction to Humanitarian Aid gets going we have a look at one of the key figures in the history of humanitarianism: Henry Dunant.

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Category Healthcare

How we choose what to work on at FutureLearn

In this post Laura Kirsop, one of our product managers, explains how we choose new features to add to FutureLearn.

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Category Making FutureLearn