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Health Literacy

Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. ALISON’s Health Literacy suite of courses includes online nursing programs, various human health courses, courses on nutrition and common medical conditions, mental health courses, courses on alcohol and its effects on health, personal health and fitness and courses on human reproduction. Health Literacy also includes a series of Global Health Initiative courses aimed at raising public awareness and understanding of common diseases that affect millions of people worldwide, including diabetes, COPD, malaria, hepatitis B and hypertension.
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Understanding the Ebola Virus and How You Can Avoid It

An outbreak of the Ebola virus has occurred in West African countries, and infected individuals have died in Spain and America. The mortality rate from the Ebola virus is extremely high and an outbre..
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Human Health - Diet and Nutrition

This course aims to offer a broad education on how to stay health in today's hectic, fast-paced world. The course discusses life expectancy, healthcare, and individual's dietary needs. It considers t..
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Mental Health and Illness

One in four adults experience some form of mental health problems at some point in their lives. Anxiety, depression and severe mental problems such as schizophrenia affect not only the individuals co..
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Fundamentals of Childhood and Youth Studies

This free online course was developed in response to the emerging importance of children and youth in international development policy. The course will give the learner a comprehensive understanding ..
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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 ..
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HIV/AIDS - Awareness & Prevention

This online course - Living with HIV and AIDs - uses a straightforward style to deliver a clear and effective basic AIDS Awareness education program.

It covers basic information a..

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Caring in the Health Professions

Care relationships within health professions are of great importance and hold a lot of meaning for both the provider and recipient. This free online course will give you a comprehensive understanding..
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Healthy Living

This free online course is all about healthy living. It is intended to make you more aware of what you eat and drink. This course will show you..

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Personal Health and Fitness

Everyday our attitudes and opinions about our personal well-being are influenced by messages and advertising on the television, in newspapers, on the radio and Internet. How the media portrays health..
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Mental Health Studies - Suicide, Violent Behavior and Substance Abuse

Care for mental health is becoming an increasingly important aspect of health provision in health systems around the world. In this free online course the learner is introduced to areas of mental hea..
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