Stress and Health

2019-2020
Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

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

Inhoud vak

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.

Onderwijsvorm

Lectures and practical.

Toetsvorm

Canvas assignments and paper.

Literatuur

To be announced prior to the start of the course

Overige informatie

The 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.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode P_BSTRHEA
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P4
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Fac. der Gedrags- en Bewegingswetensch.
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. A.H.M. Willemsen
Examinator prof. dr. A.H.M. Willemsen
Docenten prof. dr. A.H.M. Willemsen

Praktische informatie

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