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Alcohol Reduction

INSTITUTION

POLHN

SUBJECT

Alcohol

MODULES

06

courses

Globally, 7.6% of all male deaths and 4% of female deaths can be directly linked to alcohol. Heavy episodic alcohol consumption can lead to numerous health, social and economic problems. This course describes how alcohol affects both the individual and society. Participants will also learn about effective health interventions, policy options for preventing harmful use of alcohol.

Globally, 7.6% of all male deaths and 4% of female deaths can be directly linked to alcohol. Heavy episodic alcohol consumption can lead to numerous health, social and economic problems. This course describes how alcohol affects both the individual and society. Participants will also learn about effective health interventions, policy options for preventing harmful use of alcohol.

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify ways alcohol use is monitored and measured;
  • Understand acute intoxication, alcohol withdrawal and alcohol dependence;
  • Describe the dangers of harmful use of alcohol use and address misconceptions about alcohol use; and
  • Identify alcohol dependence treatment and support options and resources available.

Getting started
This course begins with an introduction to what alcohol actually is before moving on to variations in alcohol use across the world. Next it explains how alcohol affects people physiologically and personally then debunks some common misconceptions about alcohol use. Finally, the different public health responses to alcohol use are examined. Each module contains a quiz at the end, all of which must be passed in order to complete the course.
Module 1: Introduction and Basics
This provides an introduction into alcohol by looking at alcohol use around the world, measuring alcohol use, the personal use of alcohol and how to monitor it and finally the public health ramifications of alcohol use.
Module 2: Epidemiology
This examines alcohol trends around the world, the magnitude of problems related to alcohol, how alcohol effects different populations, the effects of alcohol on society and limitations in knowledge on alcohol use.
Module 3: Clinical Extension - How Alcohol Works
This section discusses how alcohol causes intoxication in the body, how it metabolises and expels alcohol, the effects of toxins produced by alcohol and how to identify and manage people suffering from acute intoxication, alcohol withdrawal and alcohol dependence.
Module 4: The Personal Impact of Alcohol
This module covers different categories of effects of misuse of alcohol: short-term, chronic and social.
Module 5: Myths and Facts About Alcohol Use and Alcohol Dependence
This module goes over the common misconceptions about alcohol and how to address these. It also discusses tools available for alcohol dependency treatment and forms of support available for those affected by alcohol.
Module 6: Public Health Responses to the Harmful Use of Alcohol
This section teaches students how alcohol interacts with body physiology to produce a feeling of intoxication, what organisations and sectors are involved in public health responses to the harmful use of alcohol, what the different types of policy interventions are, the WHO strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol and policy options for alcohol control.

Course Questions & Answers

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Yes, this course has recommended and additional readings. These can all be easily accessed on Moodle.
There is no time limit for completing this course. POLHN recommends spending about 4 hours per week over the period of 6 weeks.
Once you enrol yourself into this course on Moodle you will have access to all the lectures and assignments.
Once you successfully complete your course by completing all the modules and passing all the assessment, your certificate will be automatically generated and sent to your email. You can also access all your certificates through our online certificate verification system here: https://polhn.org/verify. If you are having any problems accessing your certificate, simply email us at support@polhn.org and we will help you.

Study Material

This self-paced course has been designed in a manner that enhances understanding of the core concepts and provides easy to access learning materials. The course uses a range of study material such as pre-recorded videos, lecture slides, quizzes and assignments, and is developed by a team of dedicated health education experts.


Getting Help

Connect with other students through the discussion forum, where you can easily discuss the course or debate the ideas. Need more help? Your instructors are also available online to answer any questions you might have.


Extend Your Career with a Verified Certificate

POLHN self-paced courses are recognised by Pacific Ministries of Health. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive an official certificate. This certificate can be used for credit to gain CPD points.

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This course explains how alcohol adversely affects both the individual and society. Participants also learn about effective health interventions and policy options for preventing the harmful use of alcohol.

Alcohol Reduction

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