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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 VanderJagt

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). See Educator Profile


30 Total Rating(s)
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Linda Silva Renouf
11 Jun 2019

Excellent easy-to-follow and relevant lecture.

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Dianne Chand
26 May 2019

The lecturer was fantastic . She made topic well understood and was engaging.

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adyhelen Stieler
24 May 2019

becoming knowledgeable in this subject is a great resource given that there is such an expectation in our culture that adults, as a matter of course drink alcohol.

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Ann Simpson
16 May 2019

Informative lecture with current statistics so was a good update of my existing knowledge.

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Ruth Whiteside
12 May 2019

Very informative and just a little scary when you see how little alcohol is necessary to do a great deal of damage at a cellular level.

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Patricia Gardner
07 May 2019

I find this subject very interesting as most of us know someone who drinks to excess.

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Irene Fletcher
26 Apr 2019

Beneficial and applicable to practice.

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Michelle Pinci
30 Mar 2019

Well presented and easy to follow.

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Felicity Clancey
21 Mar 2019

Very informative. And thought evoking

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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.