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Alcohol and Its Effects on Health Course


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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 240 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:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Camilla Chapman
    Camilla Chapman United Kingdom Very good. 2015-08-27 18:08:32
  • Simone Madramootoo
    Simone Madramootoo Guyana It was a very informative, precise and clear course. I enjoyed it! 2015-08-25 20:08:34
  • Jamey Perez
    Jamey Perez United States of America This is very informative course I enjoyed it. 2015-08-25 18:08:21
  • Jesse Turner
    Jesse Turner United States of America I enjoyed the lessons 2015-08-23 21:08:03
  • Gustavo Vianna
    Gustavo Vianna Brazil Great 2015-08-16 11:08:33
  • Valbon Limani
    Valbon Limani Republic of Macedonia Wonderful course for one of the major social problem of youth. 2015-08-15 12:08:48
  • Morgan Ritz
    Morgan Ritz United States of America Good and to the point but more specific treatment options should be included. 2015-08-13 20:08:50
  • lenora dawson
    lenora dawson [[]] Alcohol over time can affect your liver, it can cause your liver to shut down. It can, cause you're brain to be delayed in reaction time. 2015-08-13 01:08:17
  • Daniel Reynolds
    Daniel Reynolds United States of America I would strongly advise taking this course dealing with the effects of alcohol on oneself, the community and ones immediate family and friends circle so that they can be empowered to address, cope, and empower all of the aforementioned groups should and would the need arises. Daniel Reynolds Indianapolis, In Committed Student 2015-08-06 21:08:50
  • Catina Black
    Catina Black United States of America This course was short, to-the-point, and informative. I learned a great deal. 2015-08-03 00:08:57
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