Emergency Health Sciences Course Descriptions

EMSP 1149  Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support
This course is an intense skill development in emergency field management, systematic rapid assessment, resuscitation, packaging, and transportation of patients. It includes experiences necessary to meet initial certification requirements.
Semester Credit Hours: 1.0

 

EMSP 1160  EMT- Basic Clinical
This course is a method of instruction providing detailed education, training, and work-based experience and direct patient/client care at a clinical site.
Semester Credit Hours: 1.0

 

EMSP 1161  Paramedic Clinical I
This course is a method of instruction providing detailed education, training, and work-based experience and direct patient/client care at a clinical site.
Semester Credit Hours: 1.0

 

EMSP 1162  Paramedic Clinical II
This course is a method of instruction providing detailed education, training, and work-based experience and direct patient/client care at a clinical site.
Semester Credit Hours: 1.0
Prerequisites: EMSP 1161

 

EMSP 1334  Introduction to Advanced Practice

This course is an exploration of the foundations necessary for mastery of the advanced topics of clinical practice out of the hospital. Course Learning Outcomes: At the completion of this module, the student will be required to understand the roles and responsibilities of a paramedic within the EMS system, apply the basic concepts of development and pathophysiology to assessment, and management of emergency patients.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 1355  Trauma Management
This course is a detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with traumatic injuries and to safely manage the scene of an emergency. At the completion of this module, the student will be required to integrate the pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the trauma patient.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 1356  Airway Management and Patient Assessment
This course is a detailed study of the knowledge and skills required to reach competence in performing patient assessment and airway management. Course Learning Outcomes: At the completion of this module, the student will be required to take a proper history and perform a comprehensive physical exam on any patient, develop a patient care plan, communicate with others, and establish and/or maintain a patent airway, oxygenate, and ventilate a patient.
Materials fee: $150.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 1401  EMT- Basic
This course is an introduction to the level of EMT Basic. It covers the skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at the basic life support level with an ambulance service or other specialized service.
Semester Credit Hours: 5.0

 

EMSP 2135  Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Instruction satisfies guidelines published by the American Heart Association for their ACLS core curriculum. The focus is on the initial management of the cardiopulmonary arrest patient, including advanced airway management techniques, cardiovascular pharmacology, defibrillation, and arrhythmia analysis. The student must review the current AHA ACLA text prior to class. Successful completion results in ACLS Provider Course Completion Card.
Semester Credit Hours: 1.0

 

EMSP 2160  Paramedic Clinical III
Semester Credit Hours: 1.0
Prerequisites: EMSP 1162

 

EMSP 2161  Paramedic Clinical IV
This course is a clinical internship requiring each student under close supervision to complete a stated number of objectives in both the hospital and ambulance environment. Clinical courses to be taken in the sequence are listed above. Students are evaluated on cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains. A numerical grade is awarded based on performance levels and course objectives met. Note: Successful completion of clinical requirements is based on objectives met along with the required Hours. It may be necessary for a student to complete more than the scheduled 375 hours in order to meet the objectives.
Semester Credit Hours: 1.0

 

EMSP 2238  EMS Operations
This is a course of study to prepare the paramedic to safely manage medical incidents, rescue situations, hazardous materials, and crime scenes.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 2243  Assessment-Based Management
This course is the capstone course of the EMSP program. Designed to provide for teaching and evaluating comprehensive assessment-based patient care management. At the completion of this module, the student will be required to integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for patients with common complaints.
Semester Credit Hours: 2.0

 

EMSP 2248  Emergency Pharmacology
This course is a comprehensive course covering all aspects of the utilization of medications in treating emergencies. The course is designed to complement Cardiology, Special Populations, and Medical Emergency courses. Course Learning Objectives: The student will be required to display a command of general pharmacological terminology, general drug mechanisms, administration routes and administration procedures, and drug dose calculations. Students will be required to demonstrate understanding of the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, indications, contraindications, possible side effects, and common drug interactions of a variety of medications used in out-of-hospital medical care.
Semester Credit Hours: 2.0

 

EMSP 2301  Anatomy & Physiology for Paramedic Practice
A study of the structure and function of the human body, emphasis will be given to the study of cells and tissues, and anatomical and physiological interrelationships of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. This course is designed primarily for Paramedic students.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 2330  Special Populations
A detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of ill or injured patients in nontraditional populations.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 2334  Medical Emergencies
This course is a detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with medical emergencies. At the completion of this module, students will be required to integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the medical patient.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 2444  Cardiology
This course is a detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with cardiac emergencies. At the completion of this module, the student will be required to integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the cardiac patient.
Semester Credit Hours: 4.0
Prerequisites: EMSP 1244

 

EMSP 3001  Foundations of Emergency Health Sciences
This course is an introduction to EMSP. This course surveys the history, evolution, theoretical concepts, and clinical methods and techniques that support the practice of EMSP.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 3003  Critical Care Medicine
This course is designed to provide advanced knowledge in critical care medicine. Topics will include monitoring technology, advanced procedures, diagnostic testing, and treatment of acutely critical patients.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 3004  Pharmacology I for EMS Providers
This course is designed to provide the learner with a fundamental knowledge of the actions and therapeutic uses of drugs. The topics covered will include basic principles of drug action, pharmacokinetics, autonomic and cardiovascular pharmacology, neuropharmacology, toxicology, endocrine pharmacology, and respiratory tract pharmacology.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 3006  Electrocardiology in Emergency Medical Sciences
A study of the fundamentals of electrocardiology, this course will emphasize the role of the 12-lead ECG in out-of-hospital medical care. The purpose of this course is to teach a systematic-analytical approach to rapid 12-lead interpretation. Topics begin with cardiac anatomy and physiology and progress to the level of recognizing the classic 12-lead and multi-lead ECG patterns.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 3007  Human Diseases
This purpose of this course is to provide a foundation in basic disease conditions, pathophysiological process behind major diseases and their causes, definitions of disease, classifications of disease, and descriptions of diseases as they pertain to the emergency health sciences.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 3011  Medical Informatics

This course is a class designed to initiate today’s EMS professional to the rapidly advancing field of information science and to acquaint the students with the concepts of electronic field data collection, database theory and its application to EMS, information driven performance improvement, and clinical education.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 3012  Behavioral Medicine and Psychopathology
This course provides an opportunity to develop an understanding of human behavior by providing an overview of behavioral disease processes and differentiation criteria to include disease presentation, physical examination findings, laboratory testing, and therapeutic approaches. The course will focus on issues pertinent to the pre-hospital environment including common patient presentation, overview of the legal system with mental health patients, and individual and system interventions.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 3013  Professional Orientation & Legal Foundations

This course provides the student with an overview of the legal foundations for Emergency Medical Services. Topics include concepts of malpractice, litigation, consent, and refusal of medical treatment, advanced directives, patient confidentiality, and expert and factual witness preparation.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 3031  Directed Study
This course is available to the learner to allow for a voluntary course of independent study in a clinical/advanced provider concentration.
Semester Credit Hours: 1.0–4.0

 

EMSP 3041  Current Research in Emergency Health Sciences
This course is a seminar designed to encourage the learner to discover research and research trends in the field of EMSP. Basic concepts in research methods will be discussed. The learner will have the opportunity to discover methods, procedures, and ways of analysis for examining research.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 3100  Orientation to Online Learning
This course is designed to provide the student with necessary information, tools, and strategies to enhance and facilitate learning at a distance at the Health Science Center.
Semester Credit Hours: 1.0

 

EMSP 4001  Physical Examination and History Taking
This course is designed to assist students in refining history taking, psychosocial assessment, and physical assessment skills. Emphasis is placed on detailed health history taking, differentiation, interpretation, and documentation of normal and abnormal findings. Learners are given the opportunity to study methods for understanding disease processes through proper techniques for eliciting a complete patient history and performing a thorough physical examination.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 4002  Pathophysiology for EMS Providers
This course is designed to introduce the student to pathophysiologic concepts related to altered biological processes affecting individuals across the lifespan. It includes basic mechanisms of disease, the immune response, and selected disorders of the following systems: neurologic, endocrine, reproductive, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, hematologic, respiratory, urinary, and digestive.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 4003  Flight Medicine
This course is designed to provide the learner with general physics of flight as well as the effect that flight has on patients and equipment utilized in patient care. Additionally, general aviation guidelines and safety protocols will be introduced as well as the regulatory structure of flight medicine.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 4004  Management of Disasters and Hazardous Materials

This course discusses considerations of the theoretical and practical foundations necessary to manage multi-casualty and multi-agency incidents, including planning, response, triage, and scene control. Medical, surgical, mental health, and public health views are discussed along with the resolution phases of disaster.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 4005  EHS Systems Management and Budgeting
This course is designed to identify and discuss various forms and trends of EHS Systems management. From the volunteer service to the large, urban EHS system, the learner will have the opportunity to become familiar with the various aspects of America’s EHS services. Budgeting and financial management skills and understanding necessary to manage emergency health systems will be emphasized.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 4006  Educational Issues in Emergency Health Sciences
This course analyzes educational and training needs relating to EMS agencies. Principles of adult teaching and learning are presented.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 4007  Human Resource Development
This course reviews the policies necessary to ensure that properly prepared and motivated personnel are available to carry out the mission and daily operations of an EMS organization and to gain a scholarly understanding of and familiarity with foundational HRD theory and research. Topics include methods of hiring staff, performance appraisal processes, legal requirements around health and safety, union matters, and sexual harassment in the workplace.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 4008  Leadership Development
This course is a study and application of contemporary leadership theories and conceptual, skill-building, feedback, and personal growth approaches for the development of effective organizational leadership behaviors and practices.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 4009  Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Instruction presented satisfies guidelines published by the American Heart Association’s ECC for the PALS core curriculum. The focus is on the initial management of the cardiopulmonary arrest pediatric patient including advanced airway management techniques, cardiovascular pharmacology, defibrillation, and arrhythmia analysis. The student must review the current AHA PALS text prior to class. Successful completion results in PALS Provider Course Completion certification.
Semester Credit Hours: 1.0

 

EMSP 4009  Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Instruction presented satisfies guidelines published by the American Heart Association’s ECC for the PALS core curriculum. The focus is on the initial management of the cardiopulmonary arrest pediatric patient including advanced airway management techniques, cardiovascular pharmacology, defibrillation, and arrhythmia analysis. The student must review the current AHA PALS text prior to class. Successful completion results in PALS Provider Course Completion certification.
Semester Credit Hours: 1.0

 

EMSP 4012  Pharmacology II for EMS Providers
This course is designed to provide a fundamental knowledge of the actions and therapeutic uses of drugs. Topics covered include: fluid and electrolyte balance, bone and joint disorders, nutrition, infectious diseases, and cardiovascular and parasitic diseases. Online course. Note: EMSP 3004 Pharmacology I is NOT a prerequisite for this course.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

EMSP 4021 – Internship
This course is a semester internship/capstone experience by arrangement.
Semester Credit Hours: 6.0