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Alcohol and Its Effects on Health

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Alcohol and Its Effects on Health
  • Free

  • 1-2 Hours

  • OpenLearn

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 4 )
  • Alcohol and Its Effects on Health
  • Module
    1
    Biological Effects of Alcohol
    • Biological effects of alcohol
    • Variations in alcohol tolerance
    • Chemical factors
    • Hangovers
    • Hangover treatments
    • Psychological disturbances
    • Physical disturbances
  • Module
    2
    Chronic Alcoholism
    • Alcohol and health: Case study
    • Alcohol-related damage to the liver
    • Alcohol-related damge to the nervous system
  • Module
    3
    Treating Alcohol-related Illnesses
    • Treating alcohol-related illnesses
    • Treatment
    • Treatment outcomes
    • Summary
  • Assessment
  • Alcohol Assessment
    • Alcohol Assessment
    • Alcohol Assessment-1
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