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221.634.01 STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR RELIEF WORKERS

Department:
International Health
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
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  • Monday,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
George Everly
Course Instructor:

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Description:

Provides awareness of emotional stress faced by health workers providing humanitarian assistance in emergency situations. Topics include signs and symptoms of stress disorders (critical-incident stress), components of critical-incidence management programs, and provision of services to prevent long-term mental health consequences.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. separate normal responses to a disaster from events related to incident stress
  2. identify the psychological "first aid" which is needed for persons demonstrating the signs and symptoms of stress in emergency situations
  3. organize an effective response using appropriate resources to mitigate the effects of stress on relief workers
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on class participation, and a take-home final exam.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required