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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


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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.

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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. 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 Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 226 reviews
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

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    Brittany Stomel United States of America I liked this course, it was very educational. 2015-04-14 01:04:08
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    Ruth Hardy United Kingdom Excellent overview 2015-04-09 07:04:12
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    Alberto Perez Canada Good. 2015-03-26 04:03:02
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    Alberto Perez Canada Good course outline and layout. 2015-03-26 04:03:44
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    Brian Swancutt United States of America A very fast paced and interesting course. 2015-03-21 01:03:36
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    Victoria White United Kingdom It is a good informative course however the adverts are distracting and unavoidable throughout the course. I also had to download another search engine as mine was not compatible with this course so this stated at the beginning of courses would have been useful. 2015-03-17 15:03:53
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    Hayley Stewart United Kingdom Very informative course and was surprised at some facts I never knew. Will help me both with my own children and my students. 2015-03-10 10:03:07
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    Cathleen Verkler United States of America Very Informative 2015-03-02 23:03:16
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    Eric Mweetwa [[]] Alcohol has so many effects, it leads to loss of concetration, reasoning and brain imbalance. Abstance from alcohol can help get off such effects. Alcohol also damages the liver which is responsible for removing toxins, poison.. 2015-03-01 14:03:39
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    Priya Yuvaraj India The course is really excellent!!! the case studies are really wonderful...... worth taking it. 2015-03-01 03:03:43
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