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Diploma in Health Studies

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Alison's free online Diploma in Health Studies course will give you a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of important health-related subjects. This course covers diet and nutrition, health and human development, global health issues such as women's health and family health, and HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.

    This Diploma course will be of great interest for anyone interested in a career in the healthcare, and will further enhance your career progression.

  • Upon completion of this course you will know all about carbohydrates, fats, protein, minerals and the dietary needs of the individual. You will be aware of dietary imbalances and diet-related diseases that may be influenced by environmental or inherited factors. You will understand 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 study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Diploma in Health Studies
  • Free

  • 10-15 Hours

  • XSIQ

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 250 Pts

Modules List( 19 )
  • Module 1: Diet and Nutrition
  • Module
    1
    What is health?
    • What is health? This course covers definitions used in healthcare such as mortality, morbidity, and life expectancy. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • What is Health?
    • Increased Life Expectancy
  • Module
    2
    Primary healthcare for all
    • Primary healthcare for all This course covers topics in primary healthcare such as the Health For All strategy, and the Ottawa Charter on Health Promotion. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Primary healthcare
    • Health for all
    • The Ottawa Charter on Health Promotion
  • Module
    3
    Carbohydrates
    • Carbohydrates This course covers dietary aspects of carbohydrates in healthcare. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Carbohydrates
  • Module
    4
    Fats
    • Fats This course covers the topic of fats in foods, such as cholesterol, mono- and poly-unsaturated fats, and saturated fats. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Fats or lipids
  • Module
    5
    Protein
    • Protein This course covers the role of protein in the diet and its impact on health. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Nutrients and their impact on health: protein
  • Module
    6
    Minerals
    • Minerals This course covers the importance of minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, iron, zinc, and iodine in the diet. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Minerals
    • Calcium
    • Phosphorus
    • Iron
    • Iodine
    • Zinc
  • Module
    7
    Dietary needs of the individual
    • Dietary needs of the individual This course covers the topic Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI) for individuals. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Using recommended dietary intakes
    • Using the RDIs
    • Understanding the dietary needs of the individual
    • Recommended dietary intake tables
  • Module
    8
    Dietary imbalances and diet related disease
    • Dietary imbalances and diet related disease This course covers topics related to dietary imbalance such as low fibre intake, high sodium (salt) intake, and high fat intake, and diet-related diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Dietary imbalance and diet-related diseases
    • High fat intake
    • Mature-onset diabetes
    • High sugar intake
    • Low fibre intake
    • High sodium (salt) intake
    • High calcium intake
    • Low calcium intake
    • Low iron intake
    • Excess weight and obesity
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Important factors in diabetes
    • Changes required for diabetes sufferers
  • Module
    9
    Factors that affect food selection
    • Factors that affect food selection This course covers factors that affect food selection such as family size, culture, lifestyle, transport, and equipment in the home. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Factors that affect food selection
    • Factors that affect food selection: lifestyle
    • Factors that affect food selection: family and culture
    • Factors that affect food selection: subcultures
    • Factors that affect food selection: family size
    • Factors that affect food selection: developments in technology
    • Factors that affect food selection: equipment in the home
    • Factors that affect food selection: transport
    • Socio-economic status
    • The politics of food availablity
    • Nutritional information and misinformation
    • Influences on food choice and stage of life most likely affected
    • The role of the media
    • Food development
  • Module
    10
    Families making changes to food choices
    • Families making changes to food choices This course covers the topic of families making changes to food choices, such as time, energy, money, and motivation. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • The capacity of individuals and families to make changes to their food choices: skill
    • The capacity of individuals and families to make changes to their food choices: time
    • The capacity of individuals and families to make changes to their food choices: energy
    • The capacity of individuals and families to make changes to their food choices: motivation
    • The capacity of individuals and families to make changes to their food choices: money
    • The capacity of individuals and families to make changes to their food choices: knowledge
    • The capacity of individuals and families to make changes to their food choices: knowledge continued
    • The capacity of individuals and families to changes their food choices
  • Module
    11
    Using resources to achieve changes to food choice
    • Using resources to achieve changes to food choice This course covers topics that enable changes to be made regarding food choice, such as knowledge, skill, economic situation, and time. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Using resources to achieve changes to food choice
    • Knowledge
    • Skill
    • Economic situation
    • Time
  • Module 2: Health and Human Development
  • Module
    12
    Human development
    • Human development This course covers aspects of human development such as measuring development and physical growth, and reviewing development across the lifespan of individuals. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • What is Development?
    • Interrelationship of different aspects of development
    • Measuring development
    • Measuring physical growth
    • Summary of development across the lifespan
    • Features of Development
  • Module
    13
    Environmental and inherited factors affecting health
    • Environmental and inherited factors affecting health This course covers environmental and inherited factors affecting health such as, factors that are inherited during fertilisation, nutrition, socioeconomic factors, health, exercise and motivation. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Environmental and inherited factors affecting development and health
    • Inherited Characteristics
    • Impact of Gender
    • Environmental Factors
    • Socio-economic Factors
    • Nutrition
    • Health
    • Exercise
    • Motivation
  • Module
    14
    Family and community resources
    • Family and community resources This course covers using family and community resources to maximise development. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Family Resources
    • Using Family and Community Resources
    • Human Resources
    • Community Resources
    • Combining Resources
  • Module 3: Global Health Issues
  • Module
    15
    Global health
    • Global health This course covers important aspects of global healthcare such as health in infancy and childhood, oral rehydration therapy, mortality rates, and breastfeeding. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • global health
    • Global health - health in infancy
    • Global health - health in childhood
    • Global health: oral rehydration therapy
    • Health in adolescence: education
    • Health 21: health for all in the 21st century
    • Global health: rural mortality rates
    • Breastfeeding
    • Global health: promoting breastfeeding
  • Module
    16
    Women's health
    • Women's health This course covers aspects of healthcare for women during pregnancy and old age. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Global health: health care in women
    • Global health: pregnancy
    • Global health: health in old age
    • Women's Health Programs
  • Module
    17
    HIV and AIDS - Part 1
    • HIV and AIDS - Part 1 This course describes HIV and AIDS healthcare and covers topics such as education, prevention and care. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • HIV/AIDS
    • AIDS Education, Prevention and Care Project
  • Module
    18
    HIV and AIDS - Part 2
    • HIV and AIDS - Part 2A free online HIV/AIDS awareness course that helps learners gain further understanding about HIV tests and information about living with HIV/AIDS.
    • Topic1
    • Question 1-1
    • Question 1-2
    • Topic2
    • Question 2-1
    • Question 2-2
    • Question 2-3
    • Topic3
    • Question 3-1
    • Question 3-2
    • Topic4
    • Question 4-1
    • Question 4-2
    • Question 4-3
    • Topic5
    • Question 5
    • Topic6
    • Question 6
    • Topic7
    • Question 7
    • Topic8
    • Question 8-1
    • Question 8-2
    • Question 8-3
    • Topic9
    • Question 9
    • Topic10
    • Question 10
    • Topic11
    • Question 11-1
    • Question 11-2
    • Topic12
    • Question 12
  • End of Course Assessment
  • Assessment
    • Assessment Score 80% or more in the assessment and you can obtain a Diploma parchment for this course.
    • Diploma in Health Studies Assessment
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