Ambulatory Assessment In Behavioral Medicine

Course Number: 
Graduate Education
Quarter Hours: 
3 Quarter Hours
Course Description: 
The objectives of this course are for the students to: (1) understand the use of ambulatory monitoring techniques for assessments of psychological, behavioral, and physiological variations during daily life activities; (2) learn how to apply these techniques using ambulatory assessment tools (e.g., computer-based diaries, automated activity monitors, ECG, blood pressure, salivary cortisol); (3) become familiar with data-reduction techniques for ambulatory assessments. Each class has a theoretical and clinical implications part and all class participants will have practical exposure to the monitoring techniques.