Virtual Course on Alcohol Policy and Public Health

This virtual course on alcohol policy examines the latest developments in the epidemiology and science of addiction.

The course allows to analyze the epidemiology of proactive substance use (alcohol is specifically addressed in this course) and the diseases of disorders related to it; the role of psychoactive substances in health and disease, the role of various actors in the creation, execution, and evaluation of public policies, and the effectiveness of different strategies and interventions.

Learning objective
Improve access to basic palliative care services in region via dissemination of the fundamentals of up-to-date, evidence-based palliative care practice to clinical and non-clinical healthcare staff.

Duration / Workload
The course is open and available in the VCPH. As it is a self-learning course, participants can regulate their times and moments of dedication. When including the estimated time to complete the modules and the Final Exam, the Course is assigned a total of 15 hours.

Course structure

Module 1: Alcohol and Society
Module 2: Epidemiology of Alcohol Use
Module 3: Alcohol and Health Effects
Module 4: The Alcohol Industry
Module 5: The Policy Arena
Module 6: Introduction to the Effectiveness of Policies: Controlling the Affordability of Alcohol
Module 7: Regulating the Physical Availability of Alcohol
Module 8: Modifying the Drinking Context
Module 9: Drinking and Driving Counter-Measures
Module 10: Restrictions on Alcohol Marketing
Module 11: Education and Persuasion Strategies
Module 12: Treatment & Early Intervention Services
Module 13: The Global Alcohol Strategy and Regional Plan of Action
Module 14: Summary and Conclusions


Last update: 09/Apr/2024