The aim of this activity is for students to apply their knowledge of the physiology of the stress response to a real-life research scenario.
Students will make the link between physiological and relative stress, recognizing their own relative stress triggers through class discussion.
Students will complete a three-part case study, using the information presented to analyze changes in physiological data during the stress response.
This activity is focused on the case study approach, presenting a novel situation to students in which they apply previously acquired content knowledge.
The case study is best placed as a consolidating activity after students have acquired content-specific knowledge regarding the nervous and endocrine systems. It can be used as an example of the commonality of physiological responses to changing homeostatic needs across variable triggers.
Students will be able to:
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