• Program: Emergency Medical Services
  • Course: Role Advocacy and Outreach
  • Course #: EMSV2001
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

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.

Course 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.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals 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

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    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
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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