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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: 11,015
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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  • Debra Gregory United Kingdom Very interesting i enjoyed the module 2015-01-30 16:01:09
  • 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
  • Jennifer McDonald Ireland Good overview for general knowledge 2015-01-14 21:01:24
  • Jadah Rogers United States of America great info 2015-01-13 18:01:48
  • Melissa Calder Canada All of the side effects of drinking alcohol have the potential to turn deadly, not only for the person consuming, but also for other around them. I find it interesting how your genes and ethnic grouping can radically effect how alcohol affects your body, and the information on "flushing" was new for me, again a scary side effect, that many people may not be aware of. I find it helpful to better understand the chemical changes that happen within our systems when we drink. I also find it interesting that people with certain personality traits who are at greater risk of alcoholism experience hangovers that are much worse then the norm. The economic loss being greater for short term absences did not surprise me though. I find the theory that a hangover is really a mild form of with drawl intriguing, but when you think about it, it does make sense. 2015-01-12 16:01:58
  • Debra Epton United Kingdom Very informative. 2015-01-11 19:01:27
  • MELINDA douglas United States of America it was easy and now i know more about it, 2015-01-02 21:01:59
  • Tarani Prakash Shrivastava India This program has covered a wide range of problems involved in alcohol abuse. It has greatly improved my understanding of the physiological aspects of alcohol metabolism in our body. I found the course as overall helpful to provide a basic insight of the harmful effects of alcohol on men. 2015-01-02 18:01:57
  • Stu Davis United States of America Good overall course. 2015-01-02 15:01:39
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