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Lecture Overview

Is there a safe level of alcohol? Despite what our societal values may tell us, the answer may surprise you. Alcohol is an incredibly toxic substance that affects our bodies at a cellular level. Join Jana Van der Jagt as she explains the basics of alcohol intake on our livers.


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Jana Van der Jagt

Jana Van der Jagt is a hepatology nurse practitioner from the Mid North Coast of NSW where she established and developed the Port Macquarie Liver Clinic. She has worked in the field of hepatology for 18 years. Her current roles include the provision of comprehensive liver disease assessment and management in private practice at Port Macquarie Gastroenterology as well as consultancy services developing and delivering education for healthcare workers. Particular interests include advanced liver disease, nurse education, and the development of responsive models of care. Jana’s qualifications include graduate diploma in critical care nursing, graduate diploma adult education and training, and a master of nursing (nurse practitioner).



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18 Total Rating(s)

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Fleur Harlock
29 Jan 2019

good general information. I would like to se more about the cellular level of damage from alcohol consumption.

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Catia Hitomi Ochi
05 Jan 2019

This course helped me to remember a bit of phathology of the disease and the consequences.

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Wendy Somers
13 Oct 2018

Informative lecture. The information about the metabolizing process of alcohol was fascinating.

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Maree Wearne
05 Jul 2018

Informative, presentation could have been more engaging.

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Josie Wilson
30 May 2018

Very informative lecture

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Devika Nandanimala
21 May 2018


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Mary Rothery
19 May 2018

Detailed account of effects of alcohol on the liver. Informative but mostly read from slides so not very engaging

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Edmond Thaw
16 May 2018

Good presentation

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Jenna He
03 May 2018


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Susan Mitchell
01 May 2018