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Areca Nut and Betel Quid (Advanced)

INSTITUTION

POLHN

SUBJECT

Areca Nut and Betel Quid

MODULES

02

courses

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

Getting Started
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.
Module - 1: Oral Health Effects of Areca Nut and Betel Quid
This module explains how areca nut and betel quid causes oral cancer and the different ways areca nut affects oral health. By the end of the module you should be able to identify the different types of effects areca nut has on oral health and have an understanding of treatment methods. Please note that there are images of precancerous conditions and oral cancer that can be disturbing to some viewers.
Module - 2: Primary Health Care-based Strategies to Curb Areca Nut and Betel Quid Use
This module considers why people become dependent on areca nut/betel quid and then presents strategies that can be used in a primary health care setting to assist people to quit areca nut/betel quid chewing. The module describes the WHO Toolkit for delivering the 5A's and 5R's brief tobacco interventions in primary care. It also clarifies some myths about areca nut's effects on the body.
Case Study: Cessation Support during a Patient Consultation
This case study provides an example of how a health professional might provide support to a areca nut/betel quid chewer. It goes through the following steps: identifying an oral lesion, asking if the patient chews areca nut or betel quid, advising them that quitting chewing would be best for their health, assessing the patient's level of dependence, assisting the patient to quit and finally arranging a follow-up. This case study is designed to guide health professionals to improve their interaction with patients.

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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.


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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 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.

Areca Nut and Betel Quid (Advanced)

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