Stress Management - How Stress Affects your Health - Revised

Mental Health
Free Course
Learn about how stress can affect your health, from the nervous system and brain to the effects on different organs.
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  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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This course will teach you about the different ways stress can affect your health. During the course you will learn about the nervous system and how it induces stress and how the brain responds during a stressful situation, along with how stress affects different organs.

The course starts off explaining disorders that can be caused by stress and the symptoms to look out for. You will be brought though the different parts of the brain and which of these parts are triggered by stress, then you will learn about the role of the endocrine system during a stressful period and be able to explain how stress can have a number of effects on the immune system. In the second module the psychiatric disorders that are associated with stress will be discussed. Real-life examples will be given to help further your understanding of the effects of stress and give insight on how the immune system's ability to fight off antigens is reduced when your are stressed.

This course would be of great interest to students studying science and how the brain works or psychology.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Explain how the brain responds during a stressful situation
  • Explain how stress affects different organs
  • List the disorders that are caused by stress
  • Discuss the role of the endocrine system
  • Explain how the nervous system induces stress
  • Describe how stress affects the immune system
  • List the health risks associated with stress
  • Describe the effect of stress on the various systems of the body
  • List psychiatric disorders associated with stress


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