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Modern Lifestyle Diseases: Awareness and Prevention Course


Modern Lifestyle Diseases: Awareness and Prevention
Modern Lifestyle Diseases: Awareness and Prevention

Learn about the factors that affect your health and increase the risk of disease


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Course Description

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.

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Learning Outcomes

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.


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Course Rating (By Learners): 5 stars based on 98 reviews
Course Title: Modern Lifestyle Diseases: Awareness and Prevention
Course #: 355
Course Publisher: OpenLearn
Course Category: 13
Content Origin:
Course Description: 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.
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): 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
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Validation:
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Mahender Nerwat
    Mahender Nerwat India Very important points shave been covered in the course. Enough material for awareness about the covered lifestyle related diseases. 2015-08-25 06:08:54
  • Jeannie White
    Jeannie White United States of America I really enjoyed this course I founded a lot of helpful information on the Diabetes in general, and the 2 types. Coming from a family of relatives with type 2 diabetes. 2015-06-09 01:06:59
  • Abigail M. Jules
    Abigail M. Jules Canada This is a great course. It provides solid information supported by research data. I recommend this course for anyone who wants to commence or continue to live a healthy life. Being aware of issues that affect your health and risk management measures can and may save your life. Give yourself the gift of knowledge and awareness. 2015-06-03 18:06:35
  • Parvathi Vaidyanathan
    Parvathi Vaidyanathan India Very Challenging. Enjoyed taking the test 2015-03-09 07:03:43
  • Nicola Fletcher
    Nicola Fletcher United Kingdom This was a good short course, very informative. 2015-02-19 04:02:38
  • Seshu Choudary
    Seshu Choudary United Kingdom Very useful course to recollect the previous medical knowledge. 2015-02-18 15:02:20
  • Ahmed Abdelkader
    Ahmed Abdelkader Egypt Amazing 2014-10-28 09:10:19
  • Dr Izharul Hasan
    Dr Izharul Hasan India Course Module: Module 1: Factors that Affect Human Health
    Course Topic: Individual Lifestyle Factors
    Comment: The factors such as malfunctioning of the body parts, hormonal imbalances, malfunctioning of immune system and genetic disorders, which exist within the human body, are called Intrinsic Factors. The disease caused by intrinsic factors is called organic diseases or metabolic diseases. Some examples of diseases caused by extrinsic factors are: Heart attack, Kidney failure, Cataract, Diabetes etc. 2013-01-22 05:01:19
  • Dr Izharul Hasan
    Dr Izharul Hasan India Course Module: Module 1: Factors that Affect Human Health
    Course Topic: Factors that Affect Health
    Comment: The social groups to which people belong are the family, the kinship and caste, religion, village, town or city and the state. Pertaining to health, people in the upper racial hierarchy enjoy better physical facilities than those in the lower rungs of society. 2013-01-22 05:01:36
  • Dr Izharul Hasan
    Dr Izharul Hasan India Course Module: Module 1: Factors that Affect Human Health
    Course Topic: Factors that Affect Health
    Comment: There are several factors which directly or indirectly affect the health. Among these social, cultural, and envi­ronmental factors play dominant role for determining the individual and group health. 2013-01-22 05:01:01
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