Understanding Allergies 101

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Course Description


Why do some people experience allergic reactions, while others do not? In this course, you will learn why this is, as well as the mechanics that allows the body to react in this way. In the first half of the course, you will explore common allergies such as food, mold and pet dander. However, during the second half, you will also be exposed to information regarding more complex allergies, such as autoimmune allergic reactions, contact allergies and allergic reactions to prescription and over the counter medication. You will conclude the course with a solid foundation to recognize allergies in their various forms, as well as understand the best methods for their management.

Course Requirements

At least a high school reading and writing educational level is required.

Course Topics


Lesson 1: Overview of Allergies

Lesson 2: Understanding Food Allergies

Lesson 3: Allergy Testing and Specific Food Allergies- Peanuts

Lesson 4: Food Allergies Part 2 (Tree Nuts and Soy)

Lesson 5- Food Allergies- Part 3 (Eggs and Dairy)

Lesson 6: Food Allergies-Part 4 (Finned Fish and Shellfish)

Lesson 7: Seasonal Allergies

 Lesson 8: Dust Mites and Pet Dander

Lesson 9: Allergies to Insect Stings

Course Materials

All course materials will be online and no outside purchases will be required.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz. Some of the lessons will also include an assignment. Students will successfully complete this course with an overall average of 70% or higher.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what allergies are and the effects they have on health.
  • Know allergy testing and specific food allergies.
  • Identify seasonal allergies and coping techniques.
  • Identify allergies relating to dust mites and pet dander
  • Know allergies to insect stings, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Exam10
Lesson 2 Exam10
Lesson 3 Exam10
Lesson 4 Exam9
Lesson 5 Exam10
Lesson 6 Exam10
Lesson 7 Exam10
Lesson 8 Exam10
Lesson 9 Exam10
The Final Exam40
Total Points:129

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