Two major concerns of areca nut and betel quid chewing include that it causes oral cancer and that users form a dependence on it. These two health concerns must be addressed by health workers.
Two major concerns of areca nut and betel quid chewing include that it causes oral cancer and that users form a dependence on it. These two health concerns must be addressed by health workers. Development of oral cancer is a gradual process, but it is essential to identify precancerous lesions early because oral cancer can be painful and treatment is often expensive. This course aims to help clinical health professionals to recognise precancerous lesions in the oral cavity using real life images of areca nut/betel quid chewers. Moreover, the course highlights ways for health professionals to support areca nut/betel quid chewers to quit.
After completing this online betel nut course, students will be able to:
- Describe the adverse oral health effects
- Identify ways by which to help patients quit areca nut/betel quid chewing
Module - 1: Oral Health Effects of Areca Nut and Betel Quid
Module - 2: Primary Health Care-based Strategies to Curb Areca Nut and Betel Quid Use
Case Study: Cessation Support during a Patient Consultation
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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.
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.
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This course aims to help health professionals to recognise precancerous lesions in the oral cavity using real life images. It also highlights ways to support areca nut/betel quid chewers to quit.
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