The EMT & Paramedic Elective course and Student Interest Group is designed as a comprehensive introduction to the EMT and Paramedic profession and the practice of advanced medical skills in the pre-hospital treatment of the sick and injured. Through a variety of didactic and clinical experiences, students will grow in their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a paramedic within the larger context of the emergency medical services (EMS) profession.
The history and development of EMS, the well-being of pre-hospital care providers, medical-legal considerations, ethics, therapeutic communications, personal and scene safety, patient assessment and other topics will be discussed.
Clinically, a strong emphasis is placed on developing an assessment-based approach to patient care that leads to timely and appropriate treatment regimens and the support and sustaining of human life. Additionally, MPP students will be provided with an in-depth understanding of the predominant medical emergencies encountered in the pre-hospital setting.