Course ObjectiveKnowledge of recent insights into the relation between psychosocial
factors and disease risk and an understanding of the underlying
Course ContentOverview 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 MethodsLectures and practical.
Method of AssessmentCanvas assignments and paper.
LiteratureTo be announced prior to the start of the course
Additional InformationThe course is taught in English
Students engage in one VU-AMS practical session during which they wear
the VU-AMS cardiovascular monitor during 24-hr. Allocation to groups is
done at the start of the course.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science|
|Course Coordinator||prof. dr. A.H.M. Willemsen|
|Examiner||prof. dr. A.H.M. Willemsen|
prof. dr. A.H.M. Willemsen
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|Teaching Methods||Lecture, Practical|