Understanding Stress

Course Cost: 25
Course duration: 4 Hours

This short Understanding Stress, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand the impact of, and key issues surrounding stress.

Recent studies have established that up to 70% of visits to local GPs are related to conditions involving stress. In today’s fast-paced, highly demanding modern world, stress is becoming more prevalent – a fact which means that we must increase our understanding of this condition.

A great addition to your CV to show your commitment to health and social care, this is also beneficial for general knowledge.

Completed online with auto-marked assessments, this programme can be completed in your own time.

After successfully completing the course, you will receive a certificate of participation in this subject area which can boost career prospects and opportunities in a variety of fields.

Section 1: The definition of stress

In this section, you will understand the definition of ‘stress’, the causes and effects of stress and internal and external demands of stress and how these can be effectively managed.

Section 2: Causes of stress

You will examine in greater detail: the main causes of stress, stress in the workplace and the general fear of feeling a lack of control over one’s own life.

Section 3: The effects of stress

In this section, you will identify the physical effects of stress, the body’s reaction to stress and the possible side-effects it can have on our health.

Section 4: Internal and external demands in daily life that can cause stress

You will cover, in more detail, the internal and external demands present in daily life that can cause and heighten levels of stress

Section 5: Stress management and support

This section introduces the steps that can be taken to reduce the arduous demands we experience in life which can lead to stress.