Critical Incident Stress Management - YMED5007

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

School: School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Course Outline: See Course Outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: Students who are not enrolled in a postgraduate program in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine will need to provide approval from their program authority and the approval of the course convenor to

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course is being taught by Arizona State University as a PLuS Alliance course.
ASU Course Code: SWG579

The course is available online to students enrolled in specific postgraduate programs in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine.

This course will incorporate the most recent research on the effects of stress and trauma by introducing students to a comprehensive understanding of the neurophysiology of stress and trauma. Since the body’s physiology as well as the psychology of the individual is each uniquely affected by stressful and traumatic events, the interface of cognitive-based and body-based practices is considered essential for the complete resolution of stress and trauma reactions. The topics of stress, trauma, vicarious trauma and mass trauma will be explored as it is experienced by the individual and large populations. This course combines experiential class activities, evidenced based readings and research so students can conceptualize as well as practice these skills so they can track their quality of health through multiple activities such as heart rate monitoring, sleep habits, clarity of focus and mindfulness practice activities.

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