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Alcohol and Its Effects on Health


Alcohol and Its Effects on Health

Alcohol and Its Effects on Health

Learn about the harmful effects of alcohol


Students: 10,370
Course Description

Alcohol is enjoyed by many people during social occasions, but for others addiction to alcohol or alcohol-related illnesses can be a serious health issue. This free online course begins by reviewing the biological effects of alcohol on the body, including hangovers, psychological, and physical disturbances.
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The course also looks at the effects of chronic alcoholism such as liver damage or fetal alcohol syndrome. Finally, the course reviews some of the treatments for alcohol-related illnesses. This course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about the effects alcohol can have on their health, or for learners already working in the areas of health promotion or health awareness who want to further their knowledge and understanding of the health effects of excess alcohol consumption.
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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will understand the harmful effects that alcohol can have on the body. You will be more aware of the chemicals produced in the body by alcohol.
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You will be able to understand the reasons for illness after heavy drinking and the treatments available to alleviate the symptoms of a hangover. You will be able to identify the psychological and physical symptoms of a hangover. This course will help you to understand the long-term damage alcohol can have on your liver and nervous system. You will be aware of the best options available for treating alcohol-related illnesses.
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Module Title
Biological Effects of Alcohol
Chronic Alcoholism
Treating Alcohol-related Illnesses
Alcohol Assessment

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Course Title Alcohol and Its Effects on Health
Course # 344
Course Publisher OpenLearn
Course Category 13
Content Origin
Course Description  Alcohol is enjoyed by many people during social occasions, but for others addiction to alcohol or alcohol-related illnesses can be a serious health issue. This free online course begins by reviewing the biological effects of alcohol on the body, including hangovers, psychological, and physical disturbances. The course also looks at the effects of chronic alcoholism such as liver damage or fetal alcohol syndrome. Finally, the course reviews some of the treatments for alcohol-related illnesses. This course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about the effects alcohol can have on their health, or for learners already working in the areas of health promotion or health awareness who want to further their knowledge and understanding of the health effects of excess alcohol consumption.
License  This course is available from OpenLearn through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 11 February 2013
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio None
Audio Only None
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
Merchandise Availability Yes
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  • JANA DAVENPORT United States of America Alcohol impacts people and societies in many ways and it is determined by the volume of alcohol consumed, the pattern of drinking, and on rare occasions, the quality of alcohol consumed. Alcohol in moderation can be good to our health but if people consume an average of two or more drinks per day they can be classified as heavy drinkers. Alcohol abuse can affect all aspects of our life. Long-term alcohol use can cause serious health problems, it can impact emotional stability, finances, career, family, friends and the people at work. 2014-12-17 02:12:17
  • Donald Hooper United Kingdom Short and easy to learn 2014-12-14 09:12:21
  • Akanmu Oluwaseun Qatar Alcohol need to be abstained from, because people gets addicted with no matter the control measures, and it also aggravates health. 2014-12-11 16:12:30
  • Akanmu Oluwaseun Qatar Alcohol need to be abstain from, people gets addicted with it and it aggravates health. 2014-12-11 16:12:35
  • Christopher Rey United States of America Way to much to read...it needs to be simplified. 2014-12-02 02:12:28
  • Stacey Palmer United States of America I believe alcohol is in all aspects can be evil,it has no good known health reasons why it should be consumed period. Alcohol is known to contribute to family problems ,the family unit is broken and most times becomes very unhealthy and disruptive to the children . 2014-12-01 18:12:13
  • Thapelo Mosima South Africa Alcohol is something wich most people drink it for party even for chilling some over use its effect is to destroy the human body and by that it your brain cell also your skin if you over use it. 2014-11-28 06:11:20
  • Tonia Seidel Australia i found the course very interesting and informative 2014-11-27 23:11:47
  • Karina Allan United Kingdom Very helpful and informative 2014-11-24 16:11:30
  • Caitlin Cuff Australia I learnt a lot about the effects and found the course really useful. 2014-11-22 20:11:06
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