About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR RELIEF WORKERS (221.634.01), a course offered by the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Course 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.

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Course Learning Objectives

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

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

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Course Time

Mon   1:30 PM to 3:20 PM

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Course Faculty
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Intended Audience

Doctoral and master's students in International Health, MPH students

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

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

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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Administrative Contact

George Everly
E-mail: geverly@jhsph.edu

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