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Stress Management - How Stress Affects your Health - Revised

Gain an in-depth understanding of how stress affects one's health, with this free online stress management course.

Mental Health
Free Course
This free online course in stress management will teach you about how stress affects your health. The difference between stress and anxiety is that stress is a response to a threat in a situation, while anxiety is a reaction to stress. With this course, you will learn that a number of serious illnesses can be caused by stress, including cancer, ulcers, or diabetes, and examine some key methods for effective stress management.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course starts by discussing the three levels of the brain and how they respond during stressful situations. You will learn how the three physiological systems - the nervous system, the endocrine system, and the immune system - are involved in stress response. You will look into how stress affects the different organs of the body and how the nervous system induces stress. The course will also discuss the different disorders that are caused by stress as well as the role of the endocrine system.

You will then study how stress affects the immune system. The course will discuss the health risks associated with stress, the effect of stress on the various systems of the body, and the psychiatric disorders associated with stress. The course will teach you that the immune system is the body's form of defence and that the main types of immune cells are white blood cells. When we are stressed, the immune system's ability to fight off antigens is reduced, hence making us more susceptible to infections.

Everyone experiences stress and anxiety at one point in their life. Some levels of stress can actually be good and the right stress can even lead us toward change and growth. However, when stress and anxiety persist, they can become a burden and pose a health risk. This free online stress management course will help you understand the health risks and effects of stress on the body. So check out the course now, and start learning more about this incredibly important aspect of human life.

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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

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
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