2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
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Course Number: EMSP 1160 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Current BCLS (CPR) certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Enrollment in, or prior completion within no more than 6 months of EMSP 1501.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (5 Ext.)


Course Number: EMSP 1164 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Admission into the Emergency Medical Services Program.
Course Description: An Emergency Medical Services (EMS) related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (7 Ext.)


Course Number: EMSP 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Emergency Care Attendant

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: (1) Admission into the Emergency Medical Services Program, (2) Current BCLS (CPR) certification by the American Heart Association or equivalent.
Course Description: The course covers the knowledge and skills for basic emergency medical care. Emphasis is on requirements of nation and state accrediting agencies. Preparation for certification as an Emergency Care Attendant (ECA)/Emergency Medical Responder (EMR). (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: EMSP 1338 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: Introduction to Advanced Practice

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: (1) Current BCLS (CPR) certification by the American Heart Association or equivalent, (2) Completion of Texas Department of State Health Services approved Emergency Medical Technician course or certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services or National Registry of EMT as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or higher.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: Fundamental elements associated with emergency medical services to include preparatory practices, pathophysiology, medication administration and related topics. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: EMSP 1355 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: Trauma Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: (1) Current BCLS (CPR) certification by the American Heart Association or equivalent, (2) Current certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or higher.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: Knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of patients with traumatic injuries. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: EMSP 1356 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Patient Assessment and Airway Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: (1) Current BCLS (CPR) certification by the American Heart Association or equivalent, (2) Current certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or higher.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: This course provides a detailed study of the knowledge and skills required to reach competence in performing patient assessment and airway management. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: EMSP 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Special Topics in Emergency Medical Technology/Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Admission into the Emergency Medical Services Program; current BCLS (CPR) certification from American Red Cross or American Heart Association.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: EMSP 1501 (5 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: Emergency Medical Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Current BCLS (CPR) certification by the American Heart Association or equivalent.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: Preparation for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). (2 Lec., 9 Lab.)


Course Number: EMSP 2137 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Emergency Procedures

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Admission into the Emergency Medical Services Program OR current Texas EMS Certification/license at a minimum of EMT-Basic level.
Course Description: A skills-laboratory based learning experience concentrating on the practice of medical skills and application of critical thinking abilities. Topics include a variety of skills appropriate to the student’s training level. Required verifications of specific skills may be included. This course is cross-listed as EMSP 2237. The student may register for either EMSP 2137 or EMSP 2237 but may receive credit for only one of the two. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: EMSP 2143 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: Assessment Based Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: (1) Current BCLS (CPR) certification by the American Heart Association or equivalent, (2) Successful completion of EMSP 2160 or EMSP 2164, (3) Current certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or higher.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: A summative experience covering comprehensive, assessment-based patient care management for the paramedic level. (2 Lab.)


Course Number: EMSP 2160 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: (1) Completion of Department of State Health Services approved Basic Emergency Medical Technician Course or certification by Department of State Health Services as Emergency Medical Technician, (2) Current BCLS (CPR) certification by the American Heart Association or equivalent.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (3 Ext.)


Course Number: EMSP 2161 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: EMSP 2160.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the students to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (5 Ext.)


Course Number: EMSP 2164 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Admission into the Emergency Medical Services Program OR current Texas EMS Certification/license at a minimum of EMT-Basic level.
Course Description: An Emergency Medical Services (EMS) related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (9 Ext.)


Course Number: EMSP 2165 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Admission into the Emergency Medical Services Program OR current Texas EMS Certification/license at a minimum of EMT-Basic level.
Course Description: An Emergency Medical Services (EMS) related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (9 Ext.)


Course Number: EMSP 2206 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Emergency Pharmacology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Admission into the Emergency Medical Services Program OR current Texas EMS Certification/license at a minimum of EMT-Basic level.
Course Description: An introduction to pharmacology with emphasis placed on drug administration for medical emergencies. Topics include actions, interactions, adverse effects, implications of drug classifications, and the roles and responsibilities of the EMS professional in the safe administration of medications. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: EMSP 2237 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Emergency Procedures

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Current BCLS (CPR) certification by the American Heart Association or equivalent.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: Instruction in a laboratory environment concentrating on practical medical skills and critical thinking abilities. Topics include a variety of skills appropriate to the student's training level. Required verifications of specific skills may be included. This course is cross-listed as EMSP 2137. The student may register for either EMSP 2237 or EMSP 2137 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (4 Lab.)


Course Number: EMSP 2265 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Admission into the Emergency Medical Services Program OR current Texas EMS Certification/license at a minimum of EMT-Basic level.
Course Description: An Emergency Medical Services (EMS) related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (19 Ext.)


Course Number: EMSP 2266 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Admission into the Emergency Medical Services Program OR current Texas EMS Certification/license at a minimum of EMT-Basic level. EMSP 2165.
Course Description: An Emergency Medical Services (EMS) related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (16 Ext.)


Course Number: EMSP 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: EMS Operations

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: (1) Current BCLS (CPR) certification by the American Heart Association or equivalent, (2) Successful completion of EMSP 1338, (3) Current certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or higher.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: Knowledge and skills to safely manage multi-casualty incidents and rescue situations; utilize air medical resources; identify hazardous materials and other specialized incidents. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: EMSP 2362 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (9 Ext.)


Course Number: EMSP 2430 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: Special Populations

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: (1) Current BCLS (CPR) certification by the American Heart Association or equivalent, (2) Successful completion of EMSP 1338, (3) Current certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or higher.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: Knowledge and skills necessary to assess and manage ill or injured patients in diverse populations to include neonatology, pediatrics, geriatrics and other related topics. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: EMSP 2434 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Medical Emergencies

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: (1) Current BCLS (CPR) certification by the American Heart Association or equivalent, (2) Successful completion of EMSP 1338, (3) Current certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or higher.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: This course provides a detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with medical emergencies. This course is cross-listed as EMSP 2534. The student may register for either EMSP 2434 or EMSP 2534 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: EMSP 2444 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Cardiology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: (1) Current BCLS (CPR) certification by the American Heart Association or equivalent, (2) Successful completion of EMSP 1338.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: A detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with cardiac emergencies. In addition to the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of a cardiac crisis, it includes dysrhythmia recognition and 12 Lead ECG interpretation for field diagnosis, as well as pharmacological and electrical interventions for treatment. This course is cross-listed as EMSP 2544. The student may register for either EMSP 2444 or EMSP 2544, but may receive credit for only one of the two. This course is cross-listed as EMSP 2544. The student may register for either EMSP 2444 or EMSP 2544 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: EMSP 2471 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Anatomy and Physiology for Paramedics

This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Applied clinical human anatomy and physiology designed specifically to prepare Paramedics in determining proper care plans of critical care injuries and medical emergencies. Normal and abnormal anatomy and physiology will be covered with a focus on how disease and trauma impacts the digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, renal/excretory, endocrine, reproductive, skeletal and muscular systems. Labs will simulate field conditions where knowledge gained can be applied to emergency medical treatments necessary to achieve homeostasis. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: EMSP 2534 (5 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Medical Emergencies

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Successful completion of EMSP 1338, EMSP 1355, EMSP 2544.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: Knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of patients with medical emergencies, including medical overview, neurology, gastroenterology, immunology, pulmonology, urology, hematology, endocrinology, toxicology, and other related topics. This course is cross-listed as EMSP 2434. The student may register for either EMSP 2534 or EMSP 2434 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (4 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: EMSP 2544 (5 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Cardiology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: (1) Completion of Department of State Health Services approved Emergency Medical Technician Course or certification by Completion of Department of State Health Services or National Registry of EMT''s as Emergency Medical Technician, (2) Current BCLS (CPR) certification by the American Heart Association or equivalent.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: Assessment and management of patients with cardiac emergencies. Includes single and multi-lead ECG interpretation. This course is cross-listed as EMSP 2444. The student may register for either EMSP 2444 or EMSP 2544 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (4 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: EMSP 2553 (5 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Emergency Medical Services Certification for Health Care Professionals

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment, or successful completion, in EMSP 2237. Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: Preparation of the R.N., R.R.T., or P.A. (licensed to practice in Texas) for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) certification. Students must meet program documentary requirements. Students must meet Department of State Health Services (DSHS) listed requirements to be eligible to apply for certification as a Paramedic. (4 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: EMSP 2563 (5 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (15 Ext.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.