UMBC Pediatric/Neonatal Critical Care Transport Course

This intensive one-week course is designed to prepare experienced paramedics, nurses, and respiratory therapists to function as members of a pediatric and neonatal critical care support team. This course is based on the nationally-accepted University of Maryland-Baltimore County course in pediatric/neonatal care. 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. In addition, this course may serve as a springboard for those institutions looking to expand into pediatric critical care.

AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers

The American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers course is a classroom-based certification course in which healthcare professionals learn to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR to victims of all ages, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

AHA BLS Instructor

The American Heart Association (AHA) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Instructor Course is a 32-hour program designed to provide the student with the training necessary to conduct any of the American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) CPR courses which are offered. This course includes: an overview to BCLS instruction, teaching strategies, safety/health concerns, teaching outlines, organizational strategies, mannequin maintenance/troubleshooting/repair, and criteria for evaluating the CPR student. Students taking this course will be required to take a written and practical skills test. Students will be required to present a mini-lecture on a BCLS skill (cognitive or psychomotor). Certification will be given to students after they complete a practicum. THIS COURSE IS BASED ON THE 2001 GUIDELINES. Lab Fee

Critical Reading

Using content area text (e.g. Psychology, Early Childhood Education) students will explore the process of critical reading (and making sense of the text); how to better engage with texts and improve comprehension of academic material. Students will be apprenticed in the cognitive and linguistic skills necessary to participate in the content area discipline. Lab Fee

Freshman Composition

Writing expository prose with emphasis on the thesis sentence, idea development, unity, continuity, coherence, patterns of exposition, and educated usage. Lab Fee

Freshman Composition – Honors

The intellectually-able student is permitted to pursue in-depth studies in expository writing. The student must be interested in developing excellence in writing. Lab Fee

Freshman Composition

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

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

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