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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 255 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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  • genieve fortune
    genieve fortune Trinidad and Tobago Nothing new so far. Good refresher 2016-05-14 03:05:25
  • Victoria Glotfelty
    Victoria Glotfelty United States of America This course was very helpful to be more aware of the harm of alcohol. It is very informative but not too much of an overload. It provided statistics and stories of people who have had bad experiences with alcohol. This is a great information source for anyone wanting to learn more about the use and harm of alcohol. 2016-05-04 20:05:44
  • Reid Maus
    Reid Maus United States of America Very educational! 2016-05-04 12:05:48
  • Mick O'Neil
    Mick O'Neil United Kingdom Very good. Informative and just enough information to digest without overload. 2016-04-27 18:04:44
  • Vannessa Stols
    Vannessa Stols South Africa Alcohol can be used socially but then again alcohol can be use as an escape route for some people. It can be use as an substitute for "emotional trauma", depression and other problems the patient may have. Alcohol can be use to numb all of just that. If alcohol becomes a habit - it is becomes a problem 2016-04-21 12:04:50
  • Laurin Rodgers
    Laurin Rodgers United States of America It was very helpful...thank you. 2016-04-14 01:04:33
  • a a
    a a [[]] Excellent! 2016-03-23 20:03:23
  • Lucy Morris
    Lucy Morris United Kingdom Helpful and informative for my CPD 2016-03-10 22:03:33
  • Marie Lynch
    Marie Lynch United Kingdom Very informative 2016-02-29 11:02:46
  • Trevor Bowbanks
    Trevor Bowbanks [[]] Very helpful and informative. 2016-01-21 19:01:10
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