You will look at how psychological states can affect physical wellbeing, in particular the role of stress in the development of various diseases, such as coronary heart disease (the biggest killer in the west) and metabolic disorders including diabetes and mental illnesses. It is important to emphasise that this programme is not intended to be a general counselling course, as it focuses specifically on the psychobiology of stress.
This programme deals with the specifics of how stress affects particular illnesses and includes a practical module on the problem of assessing stress levels. It also looks at various approaches to reducing stress, particularly in the workplace.
We offer this course on a full-time and part-time basis.
Stress medicine and psychoneuroimmunology are growth areas in modern medicine. Research into occupational stress is increasingly important in the modern context.