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Modern Lifestyle Diseases: Awareness and Prevention Free Course

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  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Around the world, diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases are affecting the health and well-being of hundreds of millions of people. These diseases are no longer confined to the developed world as millions of people in developing countries are adopting a westernized lifestyle and are being affected by these diseases also. This free online course introduces factors that affect human health and looks in detail at diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases. This course is ideal for professionals working in a health-related profession, for learners who want to learn more about diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases and how they affect human health, and for individuals who wish to understand how to protect themselves against diseases that may one day threaten their health.

  • This course will help you to gain a good knowledge of all the factors that affect human health. You will know the causes and symptoms of diabetes, the different types of the diesease and the factors that increase the risk of getting diabetes.You will know the importance of a balanced diet and understand how to treat obesity. This course will help you identify the risk factors and treatments for cardiovascular diseases.

  • 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.

Modules List( 5 )
  • Understanding Modern Lifestyle Diseases: Diabetes...
  • Module 1: Factors that Affect Human Health
    • Factors that Affect Health
    • Individual Lifestyle Factors
    • Social Living and Work Influences
    • Genetics Health and the Human Genome
    • Geneticisation of Health
  • Module 2: Diabetes
    • Defining Diabetes
    • The Role of Glucose
    • Pancreas, Gut and Liver
    • Muscle and Fat
    • Insulin and Glucagon
    • Classification of Diabetes
    • How to Diagnose Diabetes
    • Diagnosing Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
    • Risk of Getting Diabetes
  • Module 3: Obesity
    • A Balanced Diet
    • Balanced Energy Intake
    • Obesity
    • Treating Obesity
    • Obesity - Case Study
  • Module 4: Cardiovascular Diseases
    • Introduction to Cardiovascular Diseases
    • The Global Picture of Cardiovascular Diseases
    • Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Diseases
    • National Service Frameworks in the UK
    • Early Warning Signs of Cardiovascular Disease
    • Long-term Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
  • End of Course Assessment
  • Module 5: End of Course Assessment
    • End of Course Assessment
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 5: End of Course Assessment
End of Course Assessment
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    OpenLearn

  • Video

    No

  • Audio

    No

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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