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221.691.11
Human Resilience: Public Health Perspectives

Location:
Online/Virtual
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Department:
International Health
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Dates:
Mon 06/07/2021 - Wed 06/09/2021
Class Times:
  • M Tu W,  8:00am - 12:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Contact:
George Everly
Resources:
Description:

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. Define the two factors of human resilience
  2. Explain the psychology of human resilience
  3. Explain the physiology of human resilience
  4. Identify the 5 core elements of personal resilience and how they can be fostered
  5. Identify the 5 essential elements of resilient leadership and how they can be used to foster an organizational culture of resilience
  6. Identify the 5 essential elements of resilient leadership and how they can be used to foster an organizational culture of resilience
  7. Develop a plan to foster personal, organizational, or community resilience
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 100% Final Paper

Instructor Consent:

No consent required