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Course Descriptions

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN/PARAMEDIC

EMSP-106   Emergency Medical
Technician I
4 Credits

Successful completion  of this course along with successful completion  of EMSP-107: Emergency Medical Technician II prepares students for the Maryland and National Registry EMT certification written and practical examinations and follows the guidelines established for EMT training by the DOT/NHTSA/HRSA EMT Education Standards. Students will be able to properly perform the various psychomotor skills utilized by emer- gency medical technician-level prehospital care 
providers in the care of sick or injured persons. Course completion  for CPR for the health care practitioner  is an expected outcome for EMSP-106. Participation  in EMSP-107 (the ride along component of EMT training) requires comple- tion of the Health Sciences Division Health Data Form available on the HCC website. A criminal background investigation and drug screening will also be required for EMSP-107. Per Maryland law you must be at least 18 years of age (or 16-18 with signed parental permission)  to take EMSP-106 and  EMSP-107. Prerequisite:   ENGL-093 or appropriate score on English placement test. (3 hours theory, 3 hours lab weekly)

EMSP-107   Emergency Medical
Technician II
4 Credits

Successful completion  of this course along with successful completion  of EMSP-106: Emergency Medical Technician I prepares students for the Maryland and National Registry EMT certification written and practical examinations and follows the guidelines established for EMT training by the DOT/NHTSA/HRSA EMT Education Standards. Students will be able to properly perform the various psychomotor skills utilized by emer- gency medical technician-level prehospital care providers in the care of sick or injured persons. Participation in EMSP-107 (the ride along com- ponent of EMT training) requires completion of the Health Sciences Division Health Data Form available on the HCC website. A criminal back- ground investigation and drug screening will also be required for EMSP-107. Per Maryland law you must be at least 18 years of age (or 16-18 with signed parental permission)  to take EMSP-106 and EMSP-107. Prerequisite: Successful comple- tion  of EMSP-106 with a grade of “C” or higher. (3 hours theory, 3 hours lab weekly)

EMSP-110   EMT Clinical Experience
3 Credits

This course provides newly licensed and novice (minimally  experienced)  Maryland EMTs with the opportunity to obtain direct patient care expe- rience under the direct super vision of Maryland EMS preceptors. Students will ride along with the on-duty crews of the fire department and will function as Maryland  EMTs while  adhering  to the Maryland Protocols for EMS Providers. Students will ride in the field for approximately 45 hours and will attend class for 1.5 hours per week for the duration of the course. Prerequisite: Current Maryland EMT certification, and permission of the EMS Program Director. (1.5 hours theory, 4.5 hours lab weekly)

EMSP-160   Prevention and
Management of Emergency Situations
6 Credits

Students will apply the basic concepts of human development, pathophysiology and pharmacol- ogy to assessment and management of emer- gency patients. They must be able to properly administer medications, and communicate ef- fectively with patients and other members of the health care team. In addition, the paramedic student must be able to safely manage the scene of an emergency. Prerequisites: Current EMT-B Certification,  MATH-060 or appropriate score on math placement  test, ENGL-093 or appropri- ate score on English placement test, BIOL-203, BIOL-204, and MATH-105. (5.7 hours theory, 1 hour lab weekly)

EMSP-200   Airway, Patient Assessment and Trauma Management
9 Credits

Students will be able to establish and/or  maintain a patent air way, oxygenate and ventilate a patient utilizing basic and advanced level skills, take a proper history, perform a comprehensive physi- cal exam on any patient, and communicate the findings to others. In addition, the student will be able to integrate pathophysiological  principles and assessment findings  to formulate  a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the trauma  patient.  Prerequisite:  EMSP-160. (7.5 hours theory, 4.5 hours lab weekly)

EMSP-205   Medical Emergencies I
5 Credits

Students will be able to integrate pathophysi- ological principles  and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the cardiac patient. Prerequi- site: EMSP-200. (5 hours  weekly)

EMSP-210   Medical Emergencies II
9 Credits

Students will be able to integrate pathophysi- ological principles  and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for patients exposed to toxic substances and induced or exacerbated illness related to communicable  disease or environ- mentally hazardous conditions. Inter vention for patients experiencing behavioral emergencies will be considered  for  promoting  safety and therapeutic  effect. Prerequisite:  EMSP-205. (7.7 hours theory, 4 hours lab weekly)

EMSP-215   Medical Emergencies III
6 Credits

Students will be able to integrate pathophysi- ological principles  and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for neonatal, pediatric, obstetric, gynecology and geriatric patients. In addition, patients who  are physically or mentally chal- lenged, chronically ill patients and patients with common complaints will be examined for their unique special needs. Prerequisite: EMSP-210. (2.5 hours theory, 10.5 hours lab weekly)

EMSP-230   Paramedic Internship and
Evaluation
5 Credits

Students will be able to participate in a variety of prehospital and hospital-based clinical  settings to develop the necessary competencies to properly perform the various psychomotor (field)  skills utilized  by paramedics. Students will perform patient care in both simulated scenarios and with real patients under direct obser vation of paramedic and other clinical preceptors. This course will evaluate the student’s psychomotor skills as well as determine  if they possess the appropriate knowledge (cognitive) and attitude (affective) attributes required of entry level EMT- Paramedics. The field internship portion of this course will follow the completion of hospital and field-based clinical rotations. The final weeks of this course will be utilized to prepare students for the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) written and practical paramedic examinations. Students successfully complete the HCC EMS program following  successful completion of all clinical requirements  and upon passing the final written and practical evaluations. Prerequisite: Success- ful completion of all previous EMSP courses. (2 hours theory, 9 hours lab weekly)

EMSP-240   Paramedic Introduction and Operations
3 Credits

Students  will apply  the  basic  concepts  of human development, pathophysiology, and pharmacology  to assessment and management of emergency patients. The student must be able to properly administer medications and communicate effectively with patients and other members of the health care team. In addition, the paramedic student must be able to critically think and synthesize signs, symptoms, and en- vironmental cues to safely manage the scene of an emergency. Students must maintain licensure as a Nationally  Registered EMT-I99 (Maryland CRT99) for the duration of the course and dur- ing Paramedic testing. Students must maintain a grade of “C” or higher in order to remain in the program. Prerequisites: Current National Registry EMT-I99 (Maryland  CRT 99) Licensure; eligible to enroll in Mathematics Core; and eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. Corequisite:   EMSP-241. (3 hours weekly)

EMSP-241   Paramedic Introduction and Operations Clinical

2 Credits
Students  will apply  the  basic  concepts  of human development, pathophysiology, and pharmacology  to assessment and management of emergency patients. The student must be able to properly administer medications and communicate effectively with patients and other members of the health care team. In addition, the paramedic student must be able to critically think and synthesize signs, symptoms, and en- vironmental cues to safely manage the scene of an emergency. Students must maintain licensure as a Nationally  Registered EMT-I99 (Maryland CRT99) for the duration of the course and dur- ing Paramedic testing. Students must maintain a grade of “C” or higher in order to remain in the program. Prerequisites: Current National Registry EMT-I99 (Maryland  CRT 99) Licensure; eligible to enroll in Mathematics Core; and eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. Corequisite:   EMSP-240. (6 hours weekly)

EMSP-242   Airway Management, Patient Assessment, and Trauma
4 Credits

Students will be able to establish and/or main- tain a patent air way, oxygenate and ventilate a patient utilizing basic and advanced level skills, take a proper history, perform a comprehensive physical examination on any patient and com- municate the findings to others. The student will be able to integrate pathophysiological  principles and assessment findings to formulate a field im- pression and implement  a treatment plan for the trauma patient to include a transport decision. Students must maintain  licensure  as a Nationally Registered EMT-I99 (Maryland  CRT99) for the duration of the course and during Paramedic testing. Prerequisites:  EMSP-240 and EMSP-241. Corequisite:  EMSP-243. (4 hours  weekly)

EMSP-243   Airway Management, Patient Assessment, and Trauma Clinical
3 Credits

Students will be able to establish and/or main- tain a patent air way, oxygenate and ventilate a patient utilizing basic and advanced-level skills, take a proper history, perform a comprehensive physical examination on any patient, and com- municate the findings to others. The student will be able to integrate pathophysiological  principles and assessment findings  to formulate  a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the respiratory emergency and trauma patient to include  a transport decision. Students must maintain licensure as a Nationally Registered EMT-I99 (Maryland  CRT99) for the duration of the course and during Paramedic testing. Pre- requisites:  EMSP-240 and EMSP-241. Corequisite: EMSP-242. (9 hours  weekly)

EMSP-244   Cardiovascular
Emergencies
3 Credits

Students will be able to integrate cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiological principles  and assessment findings  reflective of the Emergency Cardiac Care Standards and Recommendations  2010 to formulate  a field impression and implement the treatment plan and transport decision for the patient with a cardiovascular  emergency or complaint. Stu- dents must maintain  licensure  as a Nationally Registered EMT-I99 (Maryland  CRT99) for the duration of the course and during Paramedic testing.  Prerequisites:  EMSP-242 and EMSP-243. Corequisite:  EMSP-245. (3 hours  weekly)

EMSP-245   Cardiovascular
Emergencies Clinical
1 Credit

Students will be able to integrate cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiological principles  and assessment findings  reflective of the Emergency Cardiac Care Standards and Recommendations 2010 to formulate a field im- pression and implement the treatment plan and transport decision for the patient with a cardio- vascular emergency or complaint. Prerequisites: EMSP-242 and EMSP-243. Corequisite: EMSP-244. (3 hours weekly)

EMSP-246   Medical Emergencies
5 Credits

Students will be able to integrate anatomy, physi- ology and pathophysiological principles and as- sessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for patients with a specific, general or poorly communicated medical  complaints  as well as those exposed to toxic  substances and induced or exacerbated illness related to communicable  disease, envi- ronmentally  hazardous conditions  or chronic illness. Inter vention for patients experiencing behavioral emergencies will be considered for promoting  safety, comfort  and therapeutic  effect. Students must maintain  licensure  as a Nationally Registered EMT-I99 (Maryland  CRT99) for the duration of the course and during Paramedic testing.  Prerequisites:  EMSP-244 and EMSP-245. Corequisite:  EMSP-247. (5 hours  weekly)

EMSP-247   Medical Emergencies
Clinical
3 Credits

Students will be able to integrate anatomy, physi- ology and pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for patients with a specific, general or poorly communicated medical  complaints  as well as those exposed to toxic  substances and induced or exacerbated illness related to communicable  disease, envi- ronmentally  hazardous conditions  or chronic illness. Inter vention for patients experiencing behavioral emergencies will be considered for promoting  safety, comfort  and therapeutic  effect. Students must maintain  licensure  as a Nationally Registered EMT-I99 (Maryland  CRT99) for the duration of the course and during Paramedic testing.  Prerequisites:  EMSP-244 and EMSP-245. Corequisite:  EMSP-246. (9 hours  weekly)

EMSP-248   Special Needs Patients
4 Credits

Students will be able  to  integrate anatomy, physiology, developmental considerations, and pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for neonatal, newborn, pediatric, toddler, school-aged, adolescent, and obstetrical, gynecological, and geriatric patients. In addition, patients who are physically or mentally challenged, chronically ill patients, and patients with common complaints will be examined for their unique special needs. Students must maintain  licensure  as a Nationally Registered EMT-I99 (Maryland  CRT99) for the duration of the course and during Paramedic testing. Prerequisites:  EMSP -246 and EMSP-247. Corequisite:  EMSP-249. (4 hours  weekly)

EMSP-249   Special Needs Patients
Clinical
2 Credits

Students will be able  to  integrate anatomy, physiology, developmental considerations, and pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for neonatal, newborn, pediatric, toddler, school-aged, adolescent, and obstetrical, gynecological, and geriatric patients. In addition, patients who are physically or mentally challenged, chronically ill patients, and patients with common complaints will be examined for their unique special needs. Prerequisites: EMSP-246 and EMSP-247. Corequi- site: EMSP-248. (6 hours  weekly)

EMSP-251   Paramedic Internship
5 Credits

This course provides the opportunity for the student to complete the field internship portion of the paramedic training process. Students will develop the necessary competencies, including team leading, to properly perform the skills and duties of novice (entry-level)  paramedics. Stu
dents will perform patient care in both simulated scenarios and with real patients under direct obser vation of paramedic preceptors and allied health professionals in a variety of health care settings. This course will evaluate the student’s psychomotor  skills as well as determine if they possess the appropriate  knowledge  and attitudes required of entr y-level Paramedics.  Students must successfully complete this course and be eligible  to receive the appropriate  EMS program certificate or degree to be eligible for the National Registry of EMTs Paramedic (NRP) testing. Pre- requisites:  EMSP-248 and EMSP-249. Corequisite: EMSP-253. (15 hours  weekly)

EMSP-253   Paramedic Licensure
Examination Preparation
3 Credits

In  this course, students will prepare for the National Registry of EMTs Paramedic Licensure Examination (called the “NRP” examination). The course is divided into two components, out- side of class time preparation for the computer based multiple choice evaluation and classroom based preparation for the psychomotor evalua- tion. During class time, students will practice the NRP psychomotor examination stations under the super vision  of EMS program  faculty. Outside of class, students will complete  a series for online multiple choice examinations which simulates the type of testing that occurs during the NRP examination process. Corrective feedback will be provided for both the written and practical evaluations. The students will also be provided a comprehensive written and practical evaluation of similar type to the NRP evaluations. Students must successfully complete both the practical and written examination (termed “mock” ex- aminations) in order to complete this course. Students must successfully complete this course and be eligible to receive the appropriate EMS program certificate or degree to be eligible for NRP testing. Prerequisites: EMSP-248 and EMSP-
249. Corequisite:  EMSP-251. (3 hours  weekly)

EMSP-290   Emerging Issues In
Paramedicine
3 Credits

Emerging  Issues in Paramedicine is designed to provide EMT-Paramedics, who received their training in a non-credit bearing academic setting or training academy, an opportunity to expand upon their education in pursuit of an academic degree. This course is a critical component  in the Health Care Professional Degree Program. Students will use the 14 Attributes described in the EMS Agenda For The Future to identify and explore emerging issues with additional empha- sis on current and future trends in the clinical scope of practice. Students will be provided readings and information on appropriate topics to be completed outside of class time. The face- to-face classroom component  will be a mixture  of content delivery and discussion with a majority of the time spent on student lead interactive discussions and activities designed to reinforce the content. Approximately 1/3 of the course will be spend in an individualized self-directed learn- ing opportunity where the student will identify and explore in detail an emerging issue suited to their personal interest. Enrollment is limited to currently licensed and/or certified EMT- Paramedics.  Prerequisites:  Current  licensure or certification  at the state or national level for Emergency Medical Ser vices – Paramedic and ENGL-093 or appropriate score on the English placement test. (3 hours weekly)


hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
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Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
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Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
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