ECP210 - Health and Stress Management

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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 environment.  There will be opportunities for personal assessment, experimental learning and the development of a personal stress management plan. The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the nature of stress in public telecommunicators.

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
  4. Explain the difference between work place 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. Identify the various coping mechanisms, both effective and ineffective and relate them to current individual methods
  8. Explain the importance of good nutrition, healthy eating and overall personal wellness in both everyday living and describe its adaptability to the workplace
  9. Create a personal strategy for reducing and managing susceptible stressors, both personal and work related while implementing the new strategies for personal well being

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Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.