Stress and Health

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Stress and Health

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Health and Exercise Science, Health Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    Knowledge of recent insights into the relation between psychosocial factors and disease risk and an understanding of the underlying physiological mechanisms.

    COURSE CONTENT
    Overview of epidemiological studies which examine psychosocial factors and personality as risk factors for disease. The underlying physiological mechanisms will be discussed, with particular attention to the cardiovascular system, stress hormonal system and immune system. Students will use the VU-AMS cardiac monitor to obtain cardiovascular data during a day and night and analyze the data as part of the course.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Lectures and practicals.

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Blackboard assignments and paper.

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