ECP210 - Health and Stress Management

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Last revision date May 17, 2021 8:37:12 AM
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Subject Title
Health and Stress Management

Subject Description
Emergency Communicators have an elevated risk of occupational stress from their professional activities and techniques of stress management and mental health first aid are critical aids in this professional field. In this subject, stress and its consequences on mental health are explored in the classroom. 

Credit Status
This is a 911 & Emergency Services Communications Program prescribed credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Define the various types of stress and explain how it impacts all aspects of a person’s well-being.
  2. Identify the sources of stress of stress in general and those sources unique to emergency services personnel,
  3. Differentiate good and bad, chronic and acute stress and identify the signs and symptoms as they relate to the various forms of stress. (e.g. Stress and Money)
  4. Explain the difference between workplace stress, job burnout and critical incident stress and identify the importance of their recognition.
  5. Explain the importance of recognizing workplace stress and explain how it relates to the individual’s state of mental health.
  6. Identify the relationship between stress and disease and discuss the importance of good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.
  7. The Mental Health concerns will be taught and discussed such as PTSD, Suicide, Schizophrenia, Mental Health sick time and absenteeism due to mental illness.   .
  8. Students will get an insight into the concerning issues of mental health issues which include Substance-related Disorders, Mood Related Disorders, Anxiety & Trauma Related Disorders, and Psychotic Disorders.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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