EMS Management Practicum

This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to observe/practice the theories/concepts which they learned within the EMS management course (EMT 270). Students will be assigned to an agency supervisor for a 64-hour practicum. During this time, the student is required to observe the daily activities of the supervisor in relationship to management principles. Students are encouraged to develop a project with their supervisor which demonstrates management concepts. Students will meet on a regular basis with the practicum instructor for advice regarding their assignment. [16-64-80]

Freshman Composition

A continuation of ENGL 151, including research writing, examination, and discussion of selected readings. Lab Fee

EMS Instructor/Coordinator Training

The EMS instructor/coordinator course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge to become a licensed EMS Instructor/Coordinator within the state of Michigan. This course is based on the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for an instructor training program. This course is approved by the Michigan Department of Public Health in conjunction with EMT 285 for licensure as an EMS Instructor/Coordinator in Michigan. For more information please contact the EMS Education Director or EMS Instructor-Trainer. Lab Fee

Freshman Composition – Honors

A continuation of ENGL 151 Honors with emphasis on preparation and writing of a research paper on a challenging topic. Analysis of fiction and nonfiction selections to refine critical thinking skills. Lab Fee

EMS Instructor/Coordinator Practicum

The EMS Instructor/Coordinator Practicum course is designed to provide the student with guided student teaching within an EMS course or courses. The student will be assigned a site(s) for student teaching. Within this site(s) the student will follow MDPH guidelines in didactic and lab skills lecture. The course instructor and site instructor will periodically meet with the student to review their performance. Following successful completion of this course, the student will be recommended for MDPH licensure as an EMS Instructor/Coordinator. [72-32-104]

Technical English

Instruction and practice in writing for industry and technology. Emphasis is on meeting the written communication needs for the technical student. Lab Fee

UMBC Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program Clinical Internship

This course compliments the didactic portion of the UMBC CCEMTP program by providing clinical experiences as recommended by the state of Michigan EMS Division. Legislation is pending which may require clinical experiences to be authorized to function within the state of Michigan as a CCEMTP. This course meets those requirements. Students will participate in clinical experiences with a pre-hospital critical care provider and within the hospital emergency room, operating room, intensive care unit, cardiac catheterization unit, and critical care unit. [0-20-20]

Advanced Composition

Practice in expository writing to develop a mastery of clear, accurate style. This course is recommended for all students majoring in English or in pre-professional programs. Writing assignments are individually designed to relate to students’ majors. Lab Fee

UMBC Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport

This course is the nationally accepted University of Maryland-Baltimore County Critical Care Emergency Transport Program. This program is designed to prepare paramedics and nurses to function as members of a critical care transport team. Critical patients that must be transported between facilities require a different level of care from hospital or emergency field patients. Participants will gain an understanding of the special needs of critical patients during transport, become familiar with the purpose and mechanisms of hospital procedures and equipment, and develop the skills to maintain the stability of hospital equipment and procedures during transport. Topics include; The Critical Care environment, Breathing Management, Surgical Airway Management, Hemodynamic Management, Cardiac Management, Pharmacological Management, GI, GU and Renal Management, Neurological Management, Complications of Transport and Special Considerations. This course is based on the updated 2011 curriculum as prescribed by the UMBC. It is highly recommended that students who take this course are current licensed as a Paramedic or Registered Nurse, have BLS, ACLS, ITLS/TNCC/PhTLS, PALS certifications and at least 2 years field experience. Lab fee

Introduction to Creative Writing

Designed to introduce students to the basic elements that govern the creation of short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Emphasis is on development of creative style and the development of craft in handling poetic form.