ECP210 - Health and Stress Management

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Subject Title
Health and Stress Management

Subject Description
Emergency Communicators have a higher risk of occupational stress than the average person. In this subject, stress and its consequences are explored. There will be opportunities for personal assessment, experimental learning and the development of a personal stress management plan. The goal is to provide students with an understanding of the nature of stress and the essential skills necessary to cope with stressors so they can live and perform their jobs with a greater sense of balance.

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

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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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 Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Mode of Instruction
IMPORTANT NOTE:  This is a hybrid subject which means that not all classes are held in person (check your course schedule for details).  A portion of the class learning will take place online.  Please note that hybrid subjects require a high degree of independent learning and time management skills.

Prescribed Texts
Stress Management for Life (bundled), 3rd ed., Olpin/Hesson, Wadsworth Canagage Learning

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Mid term                                20%
Final exam                             20%
Critical discourse                 10%
Assignments                         35%
Quizzes                                  15%

Approved by: Sandra Noble