Stress and Health
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Area of Study
Health and Exercise Science, Health Science
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Knowledge of recent insights into the relation between psychosocial factors and disease risk and an understanding of the underlying physiological mechanisms.
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.
Lectures and practicals.
TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
Blackboard assignments and paper.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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