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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: 11,405
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 Post-Secondary
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
Merchandise Availability Yes
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  • Frank Nicholson United States of America Very informatine 2015-02-27 11:02:46
  • Danielle Brooke Moore United States of America Really enjoyed this class. 2015-02-23 18:02:42
  • Valerie Robinson United States of America This is a serious issue for our bodies. It's amazing that we don't speak about this more around the family table. As a metaphor, We wouldn't poor acid on our skin and watch it destroy and cause pain and go through recovery, over and over again. Yet we are essentially doing that very thing when we pour alcohol down our throats which destroys us internally causes painful hangovers... and recovery hopefully... and for my dear brother... Death to Liver Failure. I do Love my Brother eternally and have a lot to learn through this... Thank goodness I gave up alcohol years ago. What an excellent class this is. 2015-02-12 13:02:15
  • Valerie Robinson United States of America I feel that we spend too much time hurting ourselves and others with alcohol and other drugs, Education is key and learning to help ourselves and others is so important for the world as a whole, and for me as a AOD Counselor, in a couple years from now... 2015-02-12 02:02:35
  • Mandy Berkeley Ireland Good Topic, very interesting 2015-02-09 13:02:43
  • Mandy Berkeley Ireland Enjoyed this course, very informative 2015-02-09 11:02:46
  • Debra Gregory United Kingdom Very interesting i enjoyed the module 2015-01-30 16:01:09
  • Lauri Morningstar United States of America Its a good overview.. Just wished it went more in depth.. overall great start.. 2015-01-29 20:01:42
  • Sarah Connelly United States of America Good course. Interesting. Interactive enough that I was engaged the whole time. 2015-01-28 04:01:32
  • ALMA MORENO United States of America Very informative 2015-01-21 22:01:26
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