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Curriculum

 

Program: Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services (BS EMS)
Overall length of the Program: 5 Years
Length of the Academic Term in weeks: 15 weeks
Type of credit: Semester

 
First Common Year
First Semester
  Course Code Course Name Theory Practical Total Credit Pre-requisite
  CT 101 Computer Skills     3  
  EPH 101 Health Education and Fitness     1  
  CUR 101 University Skills     3  
  ENGL 107/108/109 English     6  
  STAT 109 Biostatistics     3  
  Second Semester
  Course Code Course Name Theory Practical Total Credit Pre-requisite
  ZOOL 109 General Zoology     3  
  PHYS 109 General Physics     4  
  CHEM 109 General Chemestry for Health Sciences     3  
  ENGL 114/115/116 English for Medical Purpose     6  
  Total Credit Hours 32  
  Third Semester
  Course Code Course Name Theory Practical Total Credit Pre-requisite
  EMS 211 Emergency Medical Technician 4 2 6  
  EMS 212 EMS Communication and Documentation 2 0 2  
  EMS 213 Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care 3 1 4  
  EP 325 Fitness for Work Performance 2 0 2  
  IC 101 Islamic culture 2 0 2  
  Total Semester Credit Hours 16  
  Fourth Semester
  Course Code Course Name Theory Practical Total Credit Pre-requisite
  EMS 221 Introduction to Advanced Emergency Care 2 0 2 EMS 211
  EMS 222 EMS Pulmonology and Airway Management 3 1 4 EMS 211
  EMS 223 Patient Assessment 2 1 3 EMS 211
  EMS 224 EMS Medications 2 1 3 EMS 211
  EMS 227 Clinical Practice -1 0 3 3 EMS 211
  EMS 226 Pathophysiology for Emergency Care 3 0 3 EMS 213
  Total Semester Credit Hours 18  
  Fifth Semester
  Course Code Course Name Theory Practical Total Credit Pre-requisite
  EMS 311 Medical Emergencies in EMS 5 1 6 EMS 223
  EMS 312 EMS Cardiology 3 1 4 EMS 224
  EMS 313 Public Health and Safety for EMS Specialists 2 0 2 EMS 221
  EMS 314 Clinical Practice -2 0 3 3 EMS 227
   IC 106 Islamic Course 2 0 2  
  Total Semester Credit Hours 17  
  Sixth Semester
  Course Code Course Name Theory Practical Total Credit Pre-requisite
  EMS 321 Trauma  Emergencies in EMS 4 2 6 EMS 223
  EMS 322 Mental Health  and Special Considerations in Emergencies 4 1 5 EMS 311
  EMS 324 Clinical Practice- 3 0 3 3 EMS 314
   IC 100 Islamic Course 2 0 2  
   ARAB 103 Expository Writing 2 0 2  
  Total Semester Credit Hours 18  
  Seventh Semester
  Course Code Course Name Theory Practical Total Credit Pre-requisite
  EMS 411 Neonatal and Pediatric Emergencies 2 1 3 EMS 322
  EMS 412 EMS Operations and Rescue 1 1 2 EMS 321
  EMS 413 Clinical Decision Making in EMS 0 2 2 EMS 223
  EMS 414 Mass Gathering and Disaster Management 3 0 3 EMS 321
  EMS 415 Clinical Practice- 4 0 3 3 EMS 323
   IC 105 Islamic Course 2 0 2  
  Total Semester Credit Hours 15  
  Eighth Semester
  Course Code Course Name Theory Practical Total Credit Pre-requisite
  EMS 421 Critical and Intensive Care Practice 3 2 5 EMS 413
  EMS 422 EMS Education 3 0 3 EMS 413
  EMS 423 EMS Research and Evidence Based Practice 2 0 2 EMS 413
  EMS 424 EMS Management & Leadership 2 0 2 EMS 414
  EMS 425 Clinical Practice- 5 0 3 3 EMS 415
  EMS 426 Mass Gathering Field Practice 0 4 4 EMS 227
  Total Semester Credit Hours 19  
  Total Program credit hours 135 (125+10)  
  First Common Year 32  
  Total EMS subjects credits 93  
  Islamic and Arabic language courses credits 10  
  Note: At the end of  4th year students will undergo one year internship at clinical and field settings
  Course Descriptions
  Third Semester
  Course Code Course Name Theory Practical Total Credit Pre-requisite
  EMS 211 Emergency Medical Technician 4 2 6  
  EMS 212 EMS Communication and Documentation 2 0 2  
  EMS 213 Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care 3 1 4  
  EP 325 Fitness for Work Performance 2 0 2  
  IC 107 Islamic Course 2 0 2  
  Total Semester Credit Hours 16  
  EMS 211 (Emergency  Medical Technician)  (4+2+0=6 credits):
This course is designed to develop a student to entry level Emergency Medical Technician
(EMT). This will cover knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical  care  at  a  basic  life  support  level  with  an  ambulance  service  or  other specialized service. This will also provide student clinical and field exposure necessary to qualify
as an Emergency Medical Technician. This course begins with Basic Life Support  (BLS) Provider  certification from American  Heart Association

EMS 212 (EMS Communication and Documentation)  (2+0+0=2credits):
This   course  will   also   discuss the   systems,  modes   and  techniques   of   effective  EMS communications.  This  will  also cover  comprehensive  knowledge  of  accurate  Patient  Care Report, communication with other health care professionals, team communication and dynamics and current trends in documentation and communication technology.

EMS 213 (Anatomy and Physiology for Emergency  Care) (3+ 1 +0=4 credits):
The Anatomy  and Physiology  course  is  specifically designed to  introduce the  fundamental terminology, structure and function of the human body. The main emphasis of this course will be on the major organ systems and their association with health and disease. After the completion of this  course,  the  student will be  able to  identify and distinguish between the  structures and functions of the body.

EP 325 (Fitness for Work Performance)  (2+0+0=2 credits):
This  course  aims to provide  students with  the  knowledge  and  skills necessary to  improve performance while working in various careers by identifying the nature of the work and the minimum level of physical fitness required to perform the functions of different works including assessment and development.

  Fourth Semester
  Course Code Course Name Theory Practical Total Credit Pre-requisite
  EMS 221 Introduction to Advanced  Emergency Care 2 0 2 EMS 211
  EMS 222 EMS Pulmonology and Airway Management 3 1 4 EMS 211
  EMS 223 Patient Assessment 2 1 3 EMS 211
  EMS 224 Emergency Medications 2 1 3 EMS 211
  EMS 227 Clinical Practice-1 0 3 3 EMS 211
  EMS 226 Pathophysiology for Emergency Care 3 0 3 EMS 213
  Total Semester Credit Hours 18  
  EMS 221 (Introduction to Advanced Emergency Care) (2+0+0=2 credits):
This course is the introductory phase into advanced emergency care from an EMS specialist's perspective. This course will include major topics such as the physical, mental and social health of the EMS professional, EMS systems, Roles and Responsibilities of the EMS specialist, Illness and Injury Prevention, Medico-legal and ethical  aspects of advanced emergency care. A special focus is also given to professionalism and professional attributes in EMS practice. (Prerequisite is EMS 211).

EMS 222 (EMS Pulmonology and Airway Management)  (3+1 +0=4 credits):
This course will discuss the pulmonary system anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. This course will cover advanced airway management, advance airway techniques, ventilation techniques  and  ventilation  assisted  devices.  This  course will  also  cover understanding  and interpreting capnography and arterial blood gases. We will also explore and discuss current trends and special considerations in respiratory care and airway management. (Prerequisite is EMS 211).

EMS 223(Patient Assessment) (2+ 1 +0=3 credits):
This course will introduce the student to the patient assessment including history taking and physical examination, ongoing assessment, and how to integrate gained information into a working field impression and summarize a treatment Idisposition plan. (Prerequisite is EMS 211).

EMS 224 ( Emergency  Medications)  (2+ 1 +0=3 credits):
This course will present the student with EMS pharmacology. This course will discuss principles of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics and pharmacology classifications. It also covers specific emergency medications and pharmacological management of pain. This course will prepare the student to safely administer medications by lecture, demonstration and practice. (Prerequisite is EMS 211).

EMS 226 (Pathophysiology  for Emergency  care) (3+0+0=3 credits):
This course includes fundamentals of general and systemic pathophysiology such as cellular environment,  tissue   injury,  inflammation,  hypoperfusion,   self-defense  mechanisms,  most common  systemic  diseases,  genetics  and  familial  diseases,  variances  in  immunity  and inflammation, stress and disease. At the completion of this course, the student will be able to apply the concepts  of general  and systemic  pathophysiology   for the assessment  and management of emergency  patients. (Prerequisite  is EMS 213)

EMS  227 (Clinical Practice I) (0+0+3=3 credits):
This course will consist of scheduled field rotations. The student will be able to participate in emergency health care at ambulance settings by applying hands on skills. The student will be expected to actively participate in and experience patient assessment and patient care based on scope of practice of an Emergency Medical Technician. (Prerequisite is EMS 211).
 

  Fifth Semester
  Course Code Course Name Theory Practical Total Credit Pre-requisite
  EMS 311 Medical Emergencies 5 1 6 EMS 223
  EMS 312 EMS Cardiology 3 1 4 EMS 224
  EMS 313 Public Health and Safety for Paramedics 2 0 2 EMS 221
  EMS 314 Clinical Practice-2 0 3 3 EMS 227
  IC 106 Islamic Course 2 0 2  
  Total Semester Credit Hours 17  
  EMS 311 (Medical Emergencies)  (5+1+0=6 credits):
This course will discuss the pathophysiology, assessment and management of most common types  of  medical  emergencies related  to  human  body  systems.  This  will  cover Pulmonary emergencies, Neurological, Endocrinological,   Allergic,   Gastroenterological,   Urological, Morphological and Toxicological Emergencies, Hematological, Environmental and Wilderness emergencies, Psychiatric, Behavioral emergencies. It will also cover Infections and Communicable Diseases, ,  current trends in emergency care and chief complaint based management of common medical complaints. Special emphasis is also given to the assessment and management of pain. During this  course the  student will  also prepared to be  an Advanced  Medical Life  Support Provider. (Prerequisite is EMS 223).

EMS 312 (EMS Cardiology)  (3+1 +0=4 credits):
This course will discuss the cardiovascular system anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and general assessment of a patient with cardiovascular diseases.  This will also discuss monitory and 12 lead ECG  interpretation  and  dysrhythmia management,  assessment  and  management  of common  cardiovascular  emergencies and  diseases based  on the  evidence based  practice  in Emergency Cardiovascular Care. During  this  course  student  will  prepared  to  be  an Advanced  Cardiovascular Life  Support Provider. (Prerequisite is EMS 224).

EMS 313 (Public Health  and Safety for EMS Specialists) (2+0+0=2 credits):
This course will introduce the students to the fundamentals of public  health and safety. This will prepare students to contribute  to prevent disease and promote health by participating in public health promotion  activities such as public health education for injury prevention and safety, vaccination. This   subject  will  also  cover community health and rural  health  care  including rural EMS and remote  health  care. (Prerequisite  is EMS 221 ).

EMS  314 (Clinical   Practice   II)  (0+0+3=3  credits):
This clinical practice  will specially  focus on advanced  airway management, medication administration   and patient  assessment  skills. It consists of scheduled clinical rotations at Operation Room, Emergency Room and IV Room. During this course students will be certified as Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Provider from American Heart Association and Advanced Medical Life Support Provider. (Prerequisite is
EMS 227).

  Sixth Semester
  Course Code Course Name Theory Practical Total Credit Pre-requisite
  EMS 321 Trauma Emergencies 4 2 6 EMS 223
  EMS 322 Mental Health and Special Considerations in Emergencies 4 1 5 EMS 311
  EMS 324 Clinical Practice-3 0 3 3 EMS 314
  IC 100 Islamic Course 2 0 2  
  ARAB 103 Expository Writing 2 0 2  
    Total Semester Credit Hours 17  
  EMS 321 (Trauma Emergencies)  (4+2+0=6 credits):
This course will introduce the student to mechanisms of trauma and trauma systems. This will prepare the students to properly assess and manage various types of traumatic injuries, forms of shock (in terms of mechanisms and causes) and traumatic cardio-pulmonary arrest. This will also cover assessment and management of Head trauma, Facial trauma, and Neck trauma, Spinal trauma, Thoracic trauma, abdominal trauma and Shock Trauma Resuscitation. During this course the student will also prepared to be a Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support provider. (Prerequisite is EMS 223).

EMS 322 (Mental Health  and Special Considerations  in emergencies) (4+1+0=5 credits):
This course will cover Mental Health Emergencies, Obstetrics and Gynecological Emergencies, Geriatric  Emergencies,  Abuse  and  Assault,  Medico-legal  and  Forensic  aspects  of  special reporting situations, Patients with special needs, the Acute Interventions for the Chronic Care Patient, chronic pain and pain management in palliative care. During this course the student will also prepared to be a Geriatric Education for  Emergency Medical Services (GEMS) provider.  (Prerequisite is EMS 311).

EMS 324 (Clinical Practice  III) (0+0+3=3 credits):
Clinical  practice-   III  will   focus  on  assessment  and  management   of  common  medical emergencies, Advance  Cardiac  Life  Support  (ACLS)  skills  including  ECG  monitoring  and interpretation.   It consist of scheduled clinical and field rotations including 6 weeks in ER, ICU,CCU and 6 weeks  at ambulance settings. During this  course students will be  certified as Pre-Hospital   Trauma  Life  Support  provider (PHTLS) and Geriatric  Education for  Emergency  Medical  Services  (GEMS)  provider. (Prerequisite is EMS 314).

  Seventh Semester
  Course Code Course Name Theory Practical Total Credit Pre-requisite
  EMS 411 Neonatal and Pediatric Emergencies 2 1 3 EMS 322
  EMS 412 EMS Operations and Rescue 1 1 2 EMS 321
  EMS 413 Clinical Decision Making in EMS 0 2 2 EMS 323
  EMS 414 Mass Gathering and Disaster Management 3 0 3 EMS 321
  EMS 415 Clinical Practice-4 0 3 3 EMS 324
  IC 105 Islamic Course 2 0 2  
  Total Semester Credit Hours 15  
  EMS 411 (Neonatology and Pediatric  Emergencies  in EMS) (2+ 1 +0=3credits):
This  course will  introduce the  students to pathophysiology, assessment, physical emergency management of the neonatal and pediatric emergencies.
During this course the student will be prepared to be a Pediatric  Advance  Life Support  provider, Neonate Resuscitation Program and  Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals Providers. (Prerequisite is EMS 322).

EMS 412 (EMS Operations  and Rescue) (1+1+0=2 credits):
This course will introduce the students to fundamental principles of Ambulance Operations, Aero medical transportation, Mass Casualty Incidents, Principles of Triage, Rescue Operations, and Vehicle rescue, patient extrication, Highway Operations, Hazardous Materials Incidents, Crime Scene Awareness, Rural EMS, and Responding to Terrorist Acts. During this course the student will also be certified as an ITLS Gaining Access Provider. (Prerequisite is EMS 321).

EMS 413 (Clinical Decision Making) (0+2+0=2 credits):
This course will build on student knowledge, skills and attitude involved in assessment based management, problem solving skills, critical thinking, formulating clinical impression and comprehensive treatment plan. Various case scenarios will illustrate how to integrate knowledge of pathophysiology, comprehensive assessment findings to make clinical decisions, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and protocol based management of patients. (Pre-requisite is EMS 223-Patient Assessment)

EMS  414- Mass  gathering   and  Disaster   Management (3+0+0=3  credits):
This course covers the theoretical  and practical  foundations  necessary  for pre-planning   and management  of mass gathering  events with a special  focus on Hajj. This will also cover management   of incidents  involving  multiple  casualties  and multiple  agencies.  Topics  include foundations  of disaster  planning,  incident  command,  Weapons  of Mass Destruction,  response issues,  and hazardous  materials. During  this course the student will also prepared  to be an Advanced Disaster life Support provider. (Prerequisite is EMS 321).

EMS 415 (Clinical Practice  IV) (0+0+3=3 credits):
Clinical practice- IV will focus on assessment and management of trauma emergencies, obstetric and gynecologic emergencies and participation in EMS operations, Rescue operations, mass gathering and disaster management. It consists of scheduled clinical and field rotations including
6 weeks in ER, OR, Bum Unit, OBG/Gynecology wards and 6 weeks at ambulance settings. During this course students will be certified as Pediatric Advanced Life Support provider (PALS) and Advanced Disaster life Support provider. (Pre-requisite is EMS 324)
 

  Eighth Semester
  Course Code Course Name Theory Practical Total Credit Pre-requisite
  EMS 421 Critical and Intensive Care Practice 3 2 5 EMS 413
  EMS 422 EMS Education 3 0 3 EMS 413
  EMS 423 EMS Research and Evidence Based Practice 2 0 2 EMS 413
  EMS 424 EMS Management & Leadership 2 0 2 EMS 414
  EMS 425 Clincal Practice-5 0 3 3 EMS 415
    Total Semester Credit Hours 15  
  EMS 421 -Critical and Intensive  Care Practice  (3+2+0=5):
This course will introduce student to the fundamentals of intensive and critical care transport including: operations, safety, advanced pharmacology, flight physiology, advanced airway management, ventilator operation, hemodynamic instability in the critical patient, cardiac assisted devices, chest tube management, maintenance of central lines and infusion pumps, necessary knowledge about functioning of intensive care units and other important areas of Intensive and Critical Care practice. (Pre-requisite is EMS 413)

EMS 422- EMS Education-  (3+0+0=3):

This  course  presents  theoretical  and  practical  foundations  necessary  for  entry  level  EMS instructors and coordinators. Topics include instructor roles and responsibilities, learning theory, lesson plan development, test writing and validation, and program evaluation. Additional emphasis will be placed on instructional techniques for the  adult learner.  Students are also expected to participate  in public  health  education  and mentorship  of junior  students.  (Pre-requisite is EMS 413)

EMS  423- EMS Research and Evidence Based  Practice   (2+0+0=2):
This  course  is  an  introduction   to  basic  research   methods   and  statistical procedures used in Emergency Medical Services research. The course  will  focus on research, planning, Literature review, methods of data collection, analysis display, literature citation, interpretation and evaluation of articles in the emergency healthcare. This  course will also cover fundamental concepts  of evidence based practice and overcoming barriers in the implementation of evidence-based  care;  how to present new trends in EMS practice and disseminate evidence to other emergency care professionals. At the end of this course student will prepare a research abstract. (Pre-requisite  is EMS 413)

EMS  424- EMS Management & Leadership  - (2+0+0=2):
This course is an introduction to management principles as they apply to the emergency medical services system. topics covered include  information systems, team building, fiscal management, human resource management, quality improvement, and management of conflict and change. It also focuses on development of leadership skills such as listening, delegation of responsibilties, descipline, and decisosion making.  (Pre-requisite is EMS 414)

EMS 425- Clinical Practice- V - (0+0+3=3 credits):
Clinical  practice-  V  will  focus  on  assessment  and  management  of  neonatal  and  pediatric emergencies, intensive care, and critical care transport including air-medical transport. It consist of scheduled clinical and field rotations including 6 weeks in ICU, CCU, PICU, NICU, and 6 weeks at ambulance settings including 3 weeks air medic transport facility. During this course students will be certified as Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals Providers (Pre-requisite is EMS 415)

EMS 426- Mass Gathering Field Practice-(0+0+4  credits):
This Course is designed to gain mass gathering field experience during Hajj and Ramadan• Umrah seasons. It is mandatory for students to complete minimum 210 Hours (21 field working days) of emergency health duty during Hajj and Ramadan-Umrah seasons (2 Hajj season or 1 Hajj and 2 weeks of Ramadan Umrah). This will provide students practical experience about planning,  organization,  public  health  aspects, major  health  hazards,  types  of  disasters  and emergency situations of mass gatherings.

Internship year
After completion of the 4 years BS EMS program, the student will undergo clinical and field internship for one year. Student will spend 4 months in clinical settings and 8 months in the field settings including 2 months EMS aviation transport. 8 hours per day will be spending for clinical or field rotations for 5  days a week. This will provide opportunity for students for practical application of all the skills they learned during the course. Student will also participate in public health activities, mentoring and supervising junior students during field and clinical rotations

             
  التحديث محرم ١٤٤١هـ Updated September 2019