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Alcohol and Its Effects on Health


Alcohol and Its Effects on Health
Alcohol and Its Effects on Health

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Alcohol and Its Effects on Health Course
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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 238 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: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Sarah Larkin
    Sarah Larkin Ireland A good course, could add more biological and psychological information 2015-07-20 14:07:48
  • Ajay Verma
    Ajay Verma [[]] Alcohol cosumption in limit may be beneficial but in excess it leads to death. 2015-06-20 10:06:09
  • Rodnecia Lovely
    Rodnecia Lovely [[]] Great class 2015-06-20 09:06:38
  • Patsy goodman
    Patsy goodman United States of America This course has made to think twice about over drinking .. Thanks 2015-06-05 14:06:34
  • Craig Rotarius
    Craig Rotarius United States of America Good information. 2015-05-26 04:05:58
  • Allen Brown
    Allen Brown United States of America I believe that the course is beneficial to people because it can educate people about the effects that alcohol has on ones body. It also gives out a lot of useful information that I can use in my life for the future. 2015-05-24 18:05:16
  • Veena Balan
    Veena Balan India It was really interesting 2015-05-22 17:05:43
  • Frances Porrata
    Frances Porrata United States of America This course was very interesting and informative. There was a lot of information that I did not know. 2015-05-04 12:05:25
  • Annetta Edwide-George
    Annetta Edwide-George Saint Lucia This was a very interesting course. An eye opener. A must share with others. 2015-05-01 17:05:07
  • Brittany Stomel
    Brittany Stomel United States of America I liked this course, it was very educational. 2015-04-14 01:04:08
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