EMSA Courses

EMSA Course Descriptions

EMSA 307-Emergency Medical Services Risk Management and Safety(3)This course introduces the student to the risk management principles of an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency. Emphasis is on safety from the perspective of the field provider. Student must have at least junior standing to register for this course.
EMSA 309-Emergency Medical Services Communications Management(3)This is an upper-level baccalaureate course for students interested in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) communications system. This course introduces the EMS professional to the communications systems and methodologies available to governmental and private EMS providers. Students explore issues in EMS communications technology, software, data management, and physical plant considerations. Student must have at least junior standing to register for this course.
EMSA 311-Management of Emergency Medical Services(3)This is an upper-level baccalaureate course for students interested in the principles and practices of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems management and the processes that contribute to the effectiveness of day- to-day operations within and EMS organization. This course introduces the EMS professional to topics that include government structure, strategic planning, injury prevention, risk management and safety, customer service, human resources management, financial management, fleet management, career development, quality management, data collection and research, labor relations, and special operations. Student must have at least junior standing to register for this course.
EMSA 313 Legal, Political and Regulatory Environment of Emergency Medical Services(3)This is an upper-level baccalaureate course for students interested in the field of legal, political and regulatory environment of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). This course introduces the EMS professional to the legal practices of EMS. Students explore issues in malpractice, consent, refusal of treatment, Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA), employment issues, and risk management. EMS students gain insights into the legal liabilities in EMS. Student must have at least junior standing to register for this course.
EMSA 315-Emergency Medical Services Education(3)This is an upper-level baccalaureate course for students interested in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) edu- cation. This course introduces the EMS Professional to the education system as it relates to EMS Education. Students explore issues in curriculum development, teaching, program direction, and development. Student must have at least junior standing to register for this course.
EMSA 405-Finance of Emergency Medical Services Systems(3)This is an upper-level baccalaureate course for students interested in the principles and practices of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) finance and budget and the process that contribute to assets and liabilities of an EMS system. This course introduces the EMS professional to topics that include but are not limited to budgeting, auditing, billing, risk-financing and internal auditing. Prerequisites: EMSA 311-Management of Emergency Medical Services. Student must have at least junior standing to register for this course.
EMSA 407-Emergency Medical Services Public Information and Community Relations(3)This is an upper-level baccalaureate course for students interested in public information and community relations in Emergency Medical Services (EMS). This course introduces the EMS professional to the benefits of community information and community relations. Student explore issues in marketing, crafting the message, identifying the audience, developing programs, and creating press releases. Student must have at least junior standing to register for this course.
EMSA 411-Analytical Approaches of Emergency Medical Services(3)This is an upper-level baccalaureate course for students interested in the principles and practices of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems management and the process that contribute to the effectiveness of day-to-day operations within an EMS organization. This course introduces the EMS professional to topics that include introduction and purpose of analysis; analysis in parallel professions; problem identification; foundational analysis; data collection; financial analysis; cost-benefit analysis; policy impact analysis; and project development. Student must have at least junior standing to register for this course.
EMSA 415-Community Risk Reductions in Emergency Medical Services (3)(UWR) (Capstone)This is an upper-level baccalaureate course for students interested in public health and community relations in Emergency Medical Services (EMS). This course introduces the EMS professional to benefits of community analysis, program development, and ongoing program analysis. Students explore issues in identifying and communicating risk, crafting appropriate risk-reduction programs, building appropriate response guides, developing recovery procedures and creating press releases. Student must have at least junior standing to register for this course.
FSA 336 – Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials (3)This course presents current issues in management of a department-wide hazardous materials program. It includes issues that are pertinent to officers and managers in public safety departments, including regulations and requirements for hazardous materials preparedness, response, storage, transportation, handling and use, and the emergency response to terrorism threat/incident. Subjects covered include state, local, and federal emergency response planning, personnel and training, and operational considerations such as determining strategic goals and tactical objectives.
FSA 345 – Multiculturalism In Emergency Services (5) (DPD)This course examines how multiculturalism affects every aspect of our society and its impact on the emergency services workforce. This course provides an extensive familiarization with communication styles, customs, lan- guage and behavior patterns of various cultures, ethnic groups, and other dimensions of diversity. The course ad- dresses cultural competency relevant to emergency services operations and administration. Students taking this class will analyze effective workforce multicultural and diversity strategies in decision making and daily activities as it relates to groups employed by and encountered by emergency service professions. Student must have at least Sophomore standing to register for this course.
FSA 423 – Labor Management Relations (3)A labor relations course that will introduce the student to the complex world of collective bargaining. It will re- view the history of the labor movement in the United States and give diligent consideration to the National Labor Relations Act. Additionally, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Railway Labor Act and Public Sector Labor cases will be studied. Student must have at least junior standing to register for this course.
BA 462-Leadership and leadership Process(4) This is an in-depth examination of leadership from a practical and theoretical perspective. Study of a combination of classical theories and current writings will enable the student to develop deep insights into what leadership really is. Students apply their study to current and historic leaders. Student must have at least junior standing to register for this course.
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