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Human Resilience: Public Health Perspectives

Course Status

East Baltimore
Summer Institute
International Health
Academic Year
2020 - 2021
Instruction Method
Start Date
Monday, June 8, 2020
End Date
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Class Time(s)
M, Tu, W, Th, 8:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Resilience should be viewed as an essential aspect of prevention. Resilience may be an essential skill for those working in high-stress environments. The Institute of Medicine notes that promoting resilient organizations should be a core objective of private and governmental organizations. When disaster strikes communities, fostering community resilience becomes imperative.
Examines the nature of human resilience while focusing on how it may be fostered within organizations, communities, and individuals. Focuses upon building resilience systems while touching upon fostering individual resilience. Builds "cultures of resilience" by discussing building organizational and community cultures of resilience drawing not only upon social and community psychology, but also management and leadership tactics that may be employed to foster such cultures in healthcare, public safety, international aid organizations, and communities in general. Fosters resilience in others, developing essential leadership skills.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Explain the psychology and physiology of human resilience
  2. Compare, contrast, and analyze the core elements of personal, organizational, and community resilience and how they each can be fostered
  3. Design a plan to foster personal, organizational, or community resilience
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 25% Participation
  • 75% Final Paper