As a result of taking this course, students will:
- Be able to discuss functional and structural bases of disorders
- Understand how the muscles function and contribute to functional disorders
- Be able to discuss how immune dysfunction relates to functional disorders
- Be able to predict changes in functional disorders from changes in endocrine system function
- Be able to describe genetic and environmental contributions to observed behaviors
- Have sufficient depth of knowledge of anatomy and physiology (A&P) to understand the psychophysiological bases of functional disorders
This course is equivalent to a three credit undergraduate course in Anatomy and Psychology Human Biology and is accredited and blueprint-relevant for initial certification by, and continuing education for, certificants of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. The course covers all the basic areas of Anatomy and Psychology but from a behavioral perspective. For example, when we talk about bones, we concentrate on how stress effects healing fractures and reshaping bone structures. When we talk about muscles, we talk about how they work together to produce movements.
Continuing Education credits: 45
Instructor: Richard A. Sherman, Ph.D.