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BSHM 6003 Stress and Health (Fall and Spring)

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Credits: 3

Course Description:

This course is designed as a comprehensive introduction to the relationship between stress, health, illness, and disease. It provides a conceptual and operational framework for understanding the interaction of psychological, social and behavioral stress factors as they influence the etiology and management of illness and disease, especially chronic diseases. The course is structured to present both an evidence-based cognitive understanding of the research literature relevant to stress and health, as well as an experiential appreciation of the effects of stress on particular individuals, including the application of stress management techniques.

Prerequisites: BSHM 5001