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Open2Study provides free, specialised short courses, entirely online, across the world, in a range of subject areas.

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May 29th 2017

Understand the theory and practice of negotiation and conflict resolution to build a practical framework. Whether you realise it or not, you negotiate and resolve conflict every day. This course introduces you to a way of thinking about Negotiation and Conflict Resolution that will give you renewed confidence. This course provides you with an introduction to negotiation and conflict resolution from both an academic perspective and also from a practical or ‘skills’ based perspective.

Average: 5.7 (19 votes)
May 29th 2017

Learn to proactively take control of your workplace and projects by making more strategic decisions and plans. Strategic management is one of the most important "hard skills" in business management. In Strategic Management, you'll learn how you can manage businesses and projects proactively with a focus on long-term strategy, rather than reacting to day-to-day hiccups.

Average: 7.6 (5 votes)
May 29th 2017

Acquire the ability to help make innovation happen, using a rich mix of practical approaches & robust concepts. Innovation involves transformative thinking and the genuine ability to cultivate and pick the lucrative fruits of our creative labour. In this subject, you will develop an appreciation for a range of tools and concepts that can help make innovation happen. This subject will feature original content and fresh thinking. It contains a stimulating mix of creative experiments, intriguing innovation examples, practical tools and robust concepts. These will help you induce creativity, gain deep customer insights, and develop an appreciation for creating a compelling innovation strategy.

Average: 8.5 (4 votes)
May 29th 2017

Discover the world of mobile robots - how they move, how they interact with the world, and how to build them! From the surface of Mars to your living room floor, mobile robots can be found in some surprising places. Together we’ll explore how and why. We’ll look at how robots move, how they sense the world around them and how they make decisions. Then we’ll put all this together and apply what we’ve learned to build our own mobile robot.

Average: 7.2 (10 votes)
May 29th 2017

Discover the careers in sports and recreation and learn to deliver a simple client-focused session. Take the first step to exploring a career in sport and recreation by gaining an understanding of the different job roles within this industry. Pick up leadership and management skills and learn how to manage risks appropriately. You will also learn to plan and deliver a simple sport and recreation session focussed on your clients' needs.

Average: 5.5 (8 votes)
May 29th 2017

Examine human resources from a modern digital perspective. This course covers all the steps from staff recruitment to retention. During this course you can take a step by step journey into the core Human Resource functions of an organisation, through this you will develop a broad understanding of the key areas such as recruitment, training & development and performance management. The course has a consistent theme being technology and the significant impact it has on the way we manage people today.

Average: 6.4 (35 votes)
May 29th 2017

Start learning how psychologists comprehend and study human nature and its disorders. One of the reasons we want to understand human nature is so we can help people with psychological disorders. This subject lays a foundation for understandings and further study in psychology.
You will learn how psychologists go about conceptualising and studying human nature, and how the brain works to produce thoughts, emotions and complex behaviour. We'll also look closely at how psychologists approach the diagnosis and treatment of the ‘common colds’ of psychopathology – anxiety and mood disorders.

Average: 5.6 (26 votes)
May 29th 2017

Find out how climate change will affect us, why we should care about it, and what solutions we can employ. Climate change is the biggest global challenge the human race has ever faced. Our insatiable demand for energy from fossil fuels is changing the atmosphere, and in turn changing our climate. Climate change is already affecting the physical surface of the earth, the environment that provides our life support, our food supply, economy and society. These changes will accelerate over the next few decades
In this subject you will explore the impacts of climate change; why we should care about them, the science that underpins our understanding and how we can fix the problem before it’s too late.

Average: 8.8 (12 votes)
May 29th 2017

This subject explores the world of water management on a drying planet. In this subject you will take the journey of water - how it began, and its availability today in light of global warming and urbanisation. You will see that the natural environment is reaching a threshold, and the impact that has for us and the water supplies that we rely on. We will answer the questions -what are organisations and policy makers doing to secure our water future? How is society working together towards climate resilience?

Average: 4.4 (9 votes)
May 29th 2017

Learn the basics of project management, including what a project is and how to manage one effectively. If you're looking to move into management, or want to gain some project management skills for your current role, this is the subject for you. Learn to manage a project from start to finish, including popular standards and processes and how to manage stakeholders. Understand the role of a project manager and learn how to plan work and execute projects.

Average: 5.7 (24 votes)
May 29th 2017

Walk through the basics of nutrition, how eating disorders develop, and learn the benefits of various diets. Ever wondered what really makes a healthy diet? In Food, Nutrition & Your Health you will learn the basic concepts of nutrition, as well as how to follow a diet that will protect you from various health problems. Starting with the building blocks of basic nutrition, you will learn how these can impact your digestion, energy and health. Find out how eating disorders develop, including the genetic, cultural and psychological factors involved. Finally, you will learn about various diets, including the social and biological factors that have contributed to their evolution.

Average: 5.2 (38 votes)
May 29th 2017

Discover a world built by atoms, shaped by molecules and kept running with chemical reactions! This subject is an introduction to the world of chemistry. You will learn about atoms, the building blocks of everything around us. You’ll learn about how these atoms are put together to make compounds, to make most of the materials that we use every day. We’ll have some fun looking at some common types chemical reactions and finally, we’ll use our knowledge of these chemical reactions along with a new way of quantifying the world in order to be able to make powerful predictions about quantitative chemistry.

Average: 6.8 (10 votes)
May 29th 2017

Discover a world of music exploring your community or family to learn how music represents cultural identity. The objective of the course is to stimulate you to become a cultural explorer in your own community by discovering music traditions outside the normal day-to-day music heard on mass media. In the event that your community is small with minimum diversity then you are encouraged to explore your own cultural family heritage. Each module will build the your listening skills using the basic musical elements of Rhythm, Melody, Harmony, Texture and Dynamics progressively. This is to aid you in listening and analysing the cultural musics used in the course. Each module includes basic musical, cultural and ethnomusicological concepts.

Average: 4.9 (7 votes)
May 29th 2017

Gain an introductory understanding of evolution, including how we evolved from primates and became human. Impressively, humans are the only creatures produced by evolution that are capable of understanding evolution. In Becoming Human: Anthropology, you can explore how evolution works and how variation arises. Find out why, of all the orders of life, primates produced us. How did apes start to look like us, walk on two feet and grow big brains that over the past 200,000 years have figured out where we came from? This subject will give you some thought-provoking answers.

Average: 7.2 (18 votes)
May 29th 2017

How agriculture feeds the world: a study of farms, farmers and the challenges they face. You will learn about the world’s population and the crucial role of agriculture in feeding the steadily increasing number of people. You will then see how climate and soils dictate the types of farms we see in different regions and countries.

Average: 6.6 (18 votes)
May 29th 2017

Discover the tools and techniques that will enable you to succeed in business. The course is divided into 4 modules, ‘Who is an Entrepreneur’, ‘Managing the Entrepreneurial Process’, 'Entrepreneurial Enterprises’ and ‘Family Business’. Each module is designed to explore and expand on key elements, assumptions and processes that are essential to the success of a business. Each module builds on the other, eventually painting an integrated picture of the commercial world, and highlighting the strategies that need to be applied to succeed in that world.

Average: 6.5 (14 votes)
May 29th 2017

Considering a career in nursing? This subject will introduce you to the role of nurses in Australian healthcare. Did you know that nursing is one of Australia's most in-demand fields? Get an idea for what's involved in this challenging and rewarding career with Introduction to Nursing in Healthcare. The Australian healthcare system ranks 9th in the world for its quality. Nurses play a crucial role in Australian healthcare and in this subject you will learn about the Australian industry, rural health, speciality areas in the hospital sector, staffing requirements, and how individual team members contribute to a patient's experience. You will also gain valuable insight into the predicted healthcare demands for the future and how these could impact healthcare.

Average: 6.8 (10 votes)
May 29th 2017

Learn to assess the strength of a business and identify early warning signs of potential future problems. This subject shows how financial reports provide a wealth of information into the performance of a business, and how they can be used specifically to identify early warning signs of potential future problems. We will see that a profitable business may not necessarily be performing well or taking the right steps to build for its future. Just as a doctor conducts a diagnosis of a patient and recommends a course of treatment, we will use simple and yet powerful tools to analyse a business and identify where and how things can be improved.

Average: 5.5 (15 votes)
May 29th 2017

Sociology examines individuals in their social contexts. Sociology examines individuals in their social contexts and provides insights into factors such as class, gender and age shape societies at the individual and institutional levels. This introductory course introduces you to key concepts and theories used in examination of and for understanding social action, social institutions, social structure and social change. This course seeks to introduce you to some of sociology’s central concepts, that describe and analyse critically the social forces shaping human behavior and attitude in contemporary social life.

Average: 5 (11 votes)
May 29th 2017

Explore the many facets of mining engineering from exploration to production and mine closure. This course will provide an overview of the different phases involved in the mining process. From exploration, impact assessment, production and processing of ore, up to mine closure. Environmental and economic aspects will also be considered because they constitute important parts of the process as a whole. Emphasis will be placed on the key concerns of the mining engineer, the science behind rock behaviour as well as surface and underground mining operations. By the conclusion of this course, you will have a general understanding of the overall mining process.

Average: 5.1 (19 votes)

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