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Advances in medicine are occurring all the time and medical and scientific research continues to reveal both how the human body functions normally and what happens during a diseased state. This Alison Learning Path in Global Health Issues will cover a variety of illnesses and diseases the human body is subject to. You will become aware of various diseases and the affect they have on the human body, you will learn how to recognise symptoms of different diseases such as diabetes, hepatitis B, malaria and more. You will become knowledgeable on the risks associated with each disease and how to prevent yourself from contracting these diseases. You will also learn about alcohol and the health dangers of over-consumption of alcohol. This Alison Learning Path will be of benefit to the general public who want to learn about common medical conditions or healthcare professionals who would like access easy to understand facts and information about different diseases that they can share with their patients.



Courses in this Learning Path

  1. Introduction to Common Medical Conditions

    Advances in medicine are occurring all the time and medical and scientific research continues to reveal both how the human body functions normally and what happens during a diseased state. This free online medical course discusses some of the most common medical conditions and is an overview for the average lay person who wishes to find out more about these medical conditions. The course examines topics such as cancer, meningitis and how our endocrine system works. It also reviews aspects of diabetes, spinal injuries and much more. The course gives an insight into how the body works and how medical professionals diagnose ailments or injuries. This course will be of great interest to all learners who would like to know more about the basic physiology of human body, and about common medical conditions.

    3-4 Hours
    50 Points
  2. Global Health Initiative: Diabetes Awareness

    Alison Global Health Initiative is a series of free online courses created to raise public awareness and understanding of common diseases that affect millions of people worldwide. In this first course important aspects of the disease diabetes are covered in detail. The course begins by defining what diabetes is, and lists the three types of diabetes and important facts and statistics about the disease. It then goes on to describe aspects such as symptoms and risk factors that are associated with the disease and how diabetes can be diagnosed and prevented. Finally, the course describes how a patient can live with diabetes and how family, friends and colleagues can cope with and support a person with diabetes. The information in this course will be of great interest to all learners, especially those who have been diagnosed with diabetes, and who would like to know more about the disease, its treatment and coping with it. It will also be of great interest to all healthcare professionals who would like access to easy to understand facts and information about diabetes that they can share with their patients.

    2-3 Hours
    50 Points
  3. Global Health Initiative - Hypertension Awareness

    Alison Global Health Initiative is a series of free online courses created to raise public awareness and understanding of common diseases that affect millions of people worldwide. In this course important aspects of the hypertension are covered in detail. The course begins by defining what hypertension is, and important facts and statistics about this medical condition. It then goes on to describe aspects such as symptoms and risk factors that are associated with the disease and how hypertension can be diagnosed and prevented. Finally, the course describes how a patient can successfully live with hypertension and how family, friends and colleagues can cope with and support a person with hypertension. The information in this course will be of great interest to all learners, especially those who have been diagnosed with hypertension, and who would like to know more about the disease, its treatment and coping with it. It will also be of great interest to all healthcare professionals who would like access to easy to understand facts and information about hypertension that they can share with their patients.

    2-3 Hours
    50 Points
  4. Global Health Initiative - Hepatitis B Awareness

    Alison Global Health Initiative is a series of free online courses created to raise public awareness and understanding of common diseases that affect millions of people worldwide. In this course important aspects of the hepatitis B are covered in detail. The course begins by defining what hepatitis B is, and important facts and statistics about this medical condition. It then goes on to describe aspects such as symptoms and risk factors that are associated with the disease and how hepatitis B can be diagnosed and prevented. Finally, the course describes how a patient can successfully live with hepatitis B and how family, friends and colleagues can cope with and support a person with hepatitis B. The information in this course will be of great interest to all learners, especially those who have been diagnosed with hepatitis B, and who would like to know more about the disease, its treatment and coping with it. It will also be of great interest to all healthcare professionals who would like access to easy to understand facts and information about hepatitis B that they can share with their patients.

    1-2 Hour
    50 Points
  5. Global Health Initiative: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness

    Alison Global Health Initiative is a series of free online courses created to raise public awareness and understanding of common diseases that affect millions of people worldwide. In this second course important aspects of the disease COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) are covered in detail. The course begins by defining what COPD is, and detailing the two types of COPD and important facts and statistics about the disease. It then goes on to describe aspects such as symptoms and risk factors that are associated with the disease and how COPD can be diagnosed and prevented. Finally, the course describes how a patient can live with COPD and how family, friends and colleagues can cope with and support a person with COPD. The information in this course will be of great interest to all learners, especially those who have been diagnosed with COPD, and who would like to know more about the disease, its treatment and coping with it. It will also be of great interest to all healthcare professionals who would like access to easy to understand facts and information about diabetes that they can share with their patients.

    2-3 Hours
    50 Points
  6. Global Health Initiative - Malaria Awareness

    Alison Global Health Initiative is a series of free online courses created to raise public awareness and understanding of common diseases that affect millions of people worldwide. In this course important aspects of the Malaria are covered in detail. The course begins by defining what Malaria is, and important facts and statistics about this medical condition. It then goes on to describe aspects such as symptoms and risk factors that are associated with the disease and how Malaria can be diagnosed and prevented. Finally, the course describes how a patient can be treated for Malaria. The information in this course will be of great interest to all learners, especially those who with exposure to Malaria, and who would like to know more about the disease, its treatment. It will also be of great interest to all healthcare professionals who would like access easy to understand facts and information about Malaria that they can share with their patients.

    2-3 Hours
    50 Points
  7. Global Health Initiative - Hepatitis C Awareness

    Alison Global Health Initiative is a series of free online courses created to raise public awareness and understanding of common diseases that affect millions of people worldwide. In this course important aspects of the Hepatitis C are covered in detail. The course begins by defining what Hepatitis C is, and important facts and statistics about this medical condition. It then goes on to describe aspects such as symptoms and risk factors that are associated with the disease and how Hepatitis C can be diagnosed and prevented. Finally, the course describes how a patient can successfully live with Hepatitis C and how family, friends and colleagues can cope with and support a person with Hepatitis C. The information in this course will be of great interest to all learners, especially those who have been diagnosed with Hepatitis C, and who would like to know more about the disease, its treatment and coping with it. It will also be of great interest to all healthcare professionals who would like access easy to understand facts and information about Hepatitis C that they can share with their patients.

    2-3 Hours
    50 Points
  8. Alcohol and Its Effects on Health

    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.

    1-2 Hour
    50 Points
  9. HIV/AIDS - Awareness & Prevention

    This online course - HIV/AIDS - Awareness & Prevention - uses a straightforward style to deliver a clear and effective basic AIDS awareness education program.

     

    It covers basic information about HIV/AIDS, from having a HIV test to living with HIV or AIDS.

     

    Being aware of this disease is the first step in taking action.

    1-2 Hour
    50 Points

Complete!

Successfully complete all of these courses to receive a Global Health Issues Learning Path Award.

All your learning will be reflected in your Learner Record, which you can download for free at any time.

You also have the option of purchasing an Alison Certificate for each of the above courses you successfully complete.



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