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Diploma in Health Studies - Revised 2017

Disease and Disorders
Free Course

Learn about important global health issues affecting the world today from diet and nutrition to womens' health.

  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    XSIQ
Description Outcome Certification View course modules

Global health issues continue to adversely affect millions of people around the world and Alison's Diploma in Health Studies course will give you a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of important global health-related subjects and their impacts on both individuals and communities.

This course covers diet and nutrition, and discusses the recommended ratio of fats, carbohydrates and proteins in human diet and examines the consequences of dietary imbalances. The course then explores issues around health and human development such as motor, social, emotional, language and many other important aspects of development. You will learn how development is measured and be able to identify the environmental and inherited factors affecting health.

Next, the course examines global health issues affecting the world today with a particular focus on the developing world. It deals with health topics such as oral rehydration therapy, breastfeeding, rural mortality rates, childhood health, and adolescent health.

The course then introduces the importance of women's health especially during pregnancy and old age. Finally, the course introduces you to HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, and covers basic information about HIV/AIDS, from having a HIV test to living with HIV or AIDS.

This Diploma course is ideal for students, for those involved in community work, for health professionals and volunteers, and for anyone with an interest in global health issues.

Learn about Health Educators and the work they do.

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Discuss carbohydrates, fats, protein, minerals and the dietary needs of the individual.
  • Explain dietary imbalances and diet-related diseases that may be influenced by environmental or inherited factors.
  • Describe what affects food selection and the changes families can adopt to improve their food choices and diet through family and community resources.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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