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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Biobehavioral Health (BB H)

BB H 432 Biobehavioral Aspects of Stress (3) Comprehensive discussion on the mechanisms of stress-induced diseases.

BB H 432 Beiobehavioral Aspects of Stress (3)

This course provides a broad exploration of the effects of stress on physical and psychological health and well-being. The focus is on developing a better understand of the physiological mechanisms through which stressors affect health. Students will examine available research on the health effects of stress, with special attention to the physiological mechanisms through which stress impacts health. Students will learn to describe in detail the health effects of diverse stressors, from daily hassles to natural disasters. Students also will be able to describe how social, environmental, and behavioral factors may exacerbate or mediate the health effects of physical and psychological stressors. This course fulfills the elective requirements for a B.S. in Biobehavioral Health.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: BB H 101, BIOL 141

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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