Course Descriptions
 

EMSP 1160     Clinical-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)     1:0:6 

A health related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts.  Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.          

Prerequisite:     None
Co-Requisite:   EMSP 1501

EMSP 1291     Special Topics in Emergency Medical Technology/Technician     2:2:0

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student.  This course has been developed to meet an area of knowledge for the Advanced EMT that is not addressed in the current curriculum.  The course is designed to cover advanced EMT knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of patients with medical emergencies and in diverse populations to include neonatology, pediatrics, geriatrics and other related topics.

Prerequisite:  EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1160 or current EMT certification
Co-requisite:  EMSP 1338, EMSP 1355, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2260 and EMSP 2305

EMSP 1338     Introduction to Advanced Practice     3:3:1

Fundamental elements associated with emergency medical services to include preparatory practices, pathophysiology, medication administration, and related topics. 

Pre-Requisite:  EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1160 or current EMT certification 
Co-Requisite:   EMSP 1291, EMSP 1355, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2260 and EMSP 2305

EMSP 1355     Trauma Management     3:2:2

Knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of patients with traumatic injuries.    

Pre-Requisite:  EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1160                                                                                           Co-Requisite:   EMSP 1291, EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2260, and EMSP 2305

EMSP 1356     Patient Assessment and Airway Management     3:2:3

Knowledge and skills required to perform patient assessment, airway management, and artificial ventilation.            

Pre-Requisite:  EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1160 or current EMT certification                                            Co-Requisite:   EMSP 1291, EMSP 1338, EMSP 1355, EMSP 2260, and EMSP 2305 

EMSP 1501     Emergency Medical Technician     5:3:8

Preparation for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).  Includes all the skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with an emergency service or other specialized services.  NOTE:  Interested applicants must apply to program to obtain student information packet.  A criminal background, physical/drug screen, immunizations, and current AHA BLS Provider CPR will be required.

Prerequisite:    None
Co-Requisite:  EMSP 1160 

EMSP 2243     Assessment Based Management     2:1:4     (Capstone Course)

A capstone experience covering comprehensive, assessment based patient care management and  includes specific care when dealing with pediatric, adult, geriatric, and special-needs patients.  This is a summative experience covering comprehensive, assessment-based patient care management for the paramedic level. 

Pre-Requisite:  Current EMT certification or AEMT (EMT-I) certification and EMSP 1355, EMSP 2305, 
                         EMSP 2306, EMSP 2330, EMSP 2434 and EMSP 2444
Co-Requisite:   EMSP 2262 and EMSP 2264 

EMSP 2260     Clinical-Advanced Emergency Medical Technician/Technology (EMT Paramedic)2:0:9                (Capstone Course)

A health related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts.  Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

Prerequisite:    EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1160 or current EMT certification
Co-Requisite:  EMSP 1291, EMSP 1338, EMSP 1355, EMSP 1356, and EMSP 2305

EMSP 2261     Clinical-Emergency Medical Technician/Technology (EMT Paramedic)       2:0:9                 

A health related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts.  Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. 

Pre-Requisite:  Current EMT-I certification from the Texas Department of State Health Services OR
                         current EMT-I or AEMT certification from the National Registry OR EMSP 1355 with a
                         current EMT certification from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Co-Requisite:   EMSP 2330, EMSP 2306, EMSP 2434 and EMSP 2444 

EMSP 2262     Clinical-Emergency Medical Technician/Technology (EMT Paramedic)2:0:9                (Capstone Course) 

A health related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts.  Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. 

Pre-Requisite:  Current EMT certification or AEMT (EMT-I) certification and EMSP 1355, EMSP 2305,
                         EMSP 2306, EMSP 2330, EMSP 2434 and EMSP 2444 
Co-Requisite:   EMSP 2243 and EMSP 2264  

EMSP 2264     Practicum (or Field Experience)-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician 2:0:14              (EMT Paramedic)     (Capstone Course)

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.  A health related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts.  Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. 

Pre-Requisite:  Current EMT certification or AEMT (EMT-I) certification and EMSP 1355, EMSP 2305,
                         EMSP 2306, EMSP 2330, EMSP 2434 and EMSP 2444
Co-Requisite:   EMSP 2243 and EMSP 2262 

EMSP 2305     EMS Operations     3:3:1                                                                               

Knowledge and skills to safely manage multi-casualty incidents and rescue situations, utilize air medical resources, and identify hazardous materials and other specialized incidents.

Prerequisite:  EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1160 or current EMT certification
Co-requisite:  EMSP 1291, EMSP 1338, EMSP 1355, EMSP 1356 and EMSP 2260 

EMSP 2306     Emergency Pharmacology     3:3:0

A study of drug classifications, actions, therapeutic uses, adverse effects, routes of administration, and calculation of dosages.

Prerequisite:  Current EMT-I certification from the Texas Department of State Health Services OR
                      current EMT-I or AEMT certification from the National Registry OR EMSP 1355 with a
                      current EMT certification from the Texas Department of State Health Services
Co-requisite:  EMSP 2261, EMSP 2330, EMSP 2434 and EMSP 2444

EMSP 2330     Special Populations     3:3:1

Knowledge and skills necessary to assess and manage ill or injured patients in diverse populations to include neonatology, geriatrics, and other related topics. 

Prerequisite:    Current EMT-I certification from the Texas Department of State Health Services OR
                        current EMT-I or AEMT certification from the National Registry OR EMSP 1355 with a
                        current EMT certification from the Texas Department of State Health Services 
Co-Requisite:  EMSP 2261, EMSP 2306, EMSP 2434 and EMSP 2444 

EMSP 2434     Medical Emergencies     4:3:3

Knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of patients with medical emergencies, including medical overview, neurology, gastroenterology, immunology, pulmonology, urology, hematology, endocrinology, toxicology, and other related topics. 

Pre-Requisite:  Current EMT-I certification from the Texas Department of State Health Services OR
                         current EMT-I or AEMT certification from the National Registry OR EMSP 1355 with a
                         current EMT certification from the Texas Department of State Health Services
Co-Requisite:   EMSP 2261, EMSP 2306, EMSP 2330 and EMSP 2444

EMSP 2444     Cardiology     4:3:3

Assessment and management of patients with cardiac emergencies.  Includes single and multi-lead ECG interpretation. 

Pre-Requisite:  Current EMT-I certification from the Texas Department of State Health Services OR
                         current EMT-I or AEMT certification from the National Registry OR EMSP 1355 with a
                         current EMT certification from the Texas Department of State Health Services
Co-Requisite:   EMSP 2261, EMSP 2306, EMSP 2330 and EMSP 2434
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