Behavioral Factors In Chronic Diseases

Course Number: 
Graduate Education
Quarter Hours: 
3 Quarter Hours
Course Description: 
Consideration of psychological and behavioral factors in the etiology, progression, and treatment of the major cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Included will be discussion of the role of critical life events; particular behavior patterns and traits(e.g., depression) psychosocial aspects of cardiac rehabilitation; coping with the stresses of illness; and problems of medical compliance for the patient with chronic illness.