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Human Resilience: Public Health Perspectives


East Baltimore
Summer Inst. term
International Health
2 credits
Academic Year:
2020 - 2021
Instruction Method:
Mon 06/08/2020 - Thu 06/11/2020
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th,  8:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
George Everly

Resilience should be viewed as an essential aspect of prevention.

Resilience may be an essential skill for those working in high-stress environments.

The Institute of Medicine notes that promoting resilient organizations should be a core objective of private and governmental organizations.

When disaster strikes communities, fostering community resilience becomes imperative.

Examines the nature of human resilience while focusing on how it may be fostered within organizations, communities, and individuals. Focuses upon building resilience systems while touching upon fostering individual resilience. Builds "cultures of resilience" by discussing building organizational and community cultures of resilience drawing not only upon social and community psychology, but also management and leadership tactics that may be employed to foster such cultures in healthcare, public safety, international aid organizations, and communities in general. Fosters resilience in others, developing essential leadership skills.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explain the psychology and physiology of human resilience
  2. Compare, contrast, and analyze the core elements of personal, organizational, and community resilience and how they each can be fostered
  3. Design a plan to foster personal, organizational, or community resilience
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 25% Participation
  • 75% Final Paper

Instructor Consent:

No consent required