STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR RELIEF WORKERS Syllabus
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
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.
Doctoral and master's students in International Health, MPH students
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class participation, and a take-home final exam.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
Disability Support Services
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