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Bio 47: Stress

Bio 47: Stress is taught in Spring Quarter by Professor Andrea Nicholas.

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Dr. Andrea Nicholas

Course Objective:

“Stress” is household term, used loosely to describe any mildly uncomfortable feeling associated with the numerous responsibilities and unforeseen obstacles of everyday life. But what does stress mean to the physiologist, neurobiologist and clinician? Can research scientists accurately measure stress in the environment and locate where it resides inside our nervous system to better study its influence on our health and wellbeing? This course investigates stress at the psychological, physiological and molecular level and provides a current overview of the field of stress research.

Sample Syllabus:

Stress and Homeostasis
The Stress Response
Stress and Heart Disease
Stress, Metabolism and Diabetes
Stress and Digestion
Review
EXAM I
Stress & Reproduction
Stress & Immunity
Stress & Pain
Stress & Memory
Review
EXAM II
Sleep & Death
Predictability & Control
Depression
MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY
Anxiety
Risk & Reward
Heirarchy
Review
FINAL 10:30-12:30pm