Spring Courses

EMD 197 - Emergency Medical Technician

This workshop provides the medical knowledge and skills practice necessary to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). It delivers a brief introduction to EMS systems, the structure, and history of EMS and focuses on providing the fundamental knowledge and skill set necessary to become an EMT. With the completion of EMD 197, students will have attained the required training hours to test for certification as an EMT through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMTs).

EMD 350 - Advanced Emergency Medical Services Systems

The Advanced Emergency Medical Services course will cover the basics of EMS systems for University EMS service members and the general student body.  Course topics will include the history and foundation of EMS, EMS systems, state and regional EMS systems, trauma systems, emergency departments, and EMS, medical oversight and accountability, administration/management/operations, system financing, communications, emergency medical dispatch, medical record documentation, and EMS information systems, ambulance ground transport, interfacility and specialty care transfer, air medical transport, EMS for children, rural EMS, disaster response, emergency medical care at mass gatherings, response to terrorist incidents and weapons of mass destruction, operational EMS, EMS and public health, research, EMS educational programs, EMS providers and system roles, occupational health issues, medical-legal concerns in EMS, EMS research, Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) and EMS.

EMD 410 - EMS Critical Care 

The EMS Critical Care course will prepare you to deliver advanced critical care in the out-of-hospital setting, including the interfacility transfer of critically ill patients, as well as response to scene calls for critically ill or injured patients. You will learn from critical care providers and Emergency Medicine Physicians, as well as other experts who will teach you to perform the appropriate patient assessments. This will include how to perform invasive out of hospital care. The course is delivered online with in-person skills sessions and clinical time in the ICU. Course prerequisites or co-requisites are required for enrollment: 1) Paramedic certification or licensure valid throughout the end date of the course with two years experience; or Registered Nurse with at least two years of emergency or ICU experience, or a combined two years of EMS and ER/ICU. 2) Current ACLS certification, and current PRPP/PALS/Pedi-BTLS (One). Students who complete this course will be prepared to sit for the Critical Care Paramedic certification exam. 

EMD 430 - Wilderness Medicine
This course provides Paramedics with the background knowledge and skills necessary to provide emergency medical care in the wilderness or limited-resource environments.

EMD 450 - EMS Special Operations
This course provides students with EMS special operations training in the areas of hazardous materials response, search and rescue, tactical EMS, and Military EMS.

EMD 460 - EMS Disaster Medicine

This course provides a broad overview of emergency medical services providers response to disasters and how they are a critical complnent of disaster medical response. A wide variety of events are covered, including pandemics, mass shootings, natrual disasters and more. 

EMD 493A - Internship for EMS or EMT

This course is designed for students working with the University of Arizona EMS Agency.  Students will be tasked with activities throughout the semester and will report to the instructors on their progress. Students are expected to attend training, events, shifts, and other activities as assigned by their EMS Agency.

EMD 493B - EMS Leadership Internship

This course is designed for students in leadership positions at the University of Arizona EMS Agency (UEMS Chief, Assistant Chief, Deputy Chief, Captains of training, logistics, and personnel). Students will be tasked with leadership activities throughout the semester and will report to the instructors on their progress.

EMD 498 - Senior Capstone

This required course is for Senior level students to showcase their learning in the Bachelor of Science degree. Students will prepare and submit a scientific publication or develop/revise a prehospital protocol based on new scientific evidence.

EMD 499 - Independent Study

Students will develop an independent study project with their assigned instructor to take a deeper dive into a topic or activity that is of interest in the area of EMS.