EMSV2001 Role Advocacy and Outreach

This is an introduction to the role and function of the Community Paramedic (CP). The student will learn about the Community Paramedic's specific role and function as a member of the health care team and part of the community. The student will identify the components of the role, define it, and explain the "scope of service" for the position of CP. Additionally, the student will learn about the role of the CP as an advocate for clients in the community.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Instructor approval and currently certified as an Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (EMT-P) and have two (2) years of full-time service as an EMT-P, or its part-time equivalent

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Recognize the "scope of practice" of the Community Paramedic
Explain the definition of health from a community perspective
Link communities with health and social service systems
Outline methods on how to use health care and social service systems
Articulate needs and perspectives of the community to health and social service systems
Describe how literacy levels can impact health
Identify social determinants of health
Develop a plan to address social determinants of health in the community

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

3