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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 247 votes
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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  • Trevor Bowbanks
    Trevor Bowbanks [[]] Very helpful and informative. 2016-01-21 19:01:10
  • Natasha Bested
    Natasha Bested United Kingdom So far I have only completed one section, I look forward to some questions. 2015-11-09 10:11:44
  • Beverley McKnight
    Beverley McKnight United Kingdom Very good course I used this as a refresher 2015-11-05 14:11:54
  • PAIVI PULKKINEN
    PAIVI PULKKINEN United States of America I thought it was a good break down of information of the effects of alcohol in the body 2015-10-28 04:10:36
  • Karen Gibson
    Karen Gibson United States of America Thanks you for having this course. It show me a lot of thing I wasn't sure of. I'm alcohol for years in my young years. I have not drink in 29 years in Feb of 2016. Thank you 2015-10-15 22:10:13
  • Lynn Thomson
    Lynn Thomson United Kingdom This course was very interesting and informative. 2015-10-14 20:10:24
  • Patrick Toomey
    Patrick Toomey United States of America Very quick and informative. 2015-10-14 01:10:50
  • Rhiannon Fancett
    Rhiannon Fancett United Kingdom Good 2015-10-04 14:10:56
  • Ben Davolls
    Ben Davolls United Kingdom Good introduction to the topic. Test is very easy. More Biology than Psychology, which I expected. 2015-09-15 12:09:20
  • Laura Vignoli
    Laura Vignoli United States of America This course was very informative. I got so much valuable information. Highly recommended or the alcohol, medical provider or drug/alcohol counselor. 2015-09-11 21:09:03
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