The undergraduate studies of the UMBC Department of Emergency Health Services are comprised of two concentrations: Management Concentration and Paramedic Concentration. Both concentrations allow the student to obtain a B.S. in Emergency Health Services.
Students gain a unique depth of experience in emergency health services through this baccalaureate degree. The program stresses academic and clinical abilities, interpersonal and leadership skills, and the capacity for appropriate judgment. The major objective of the degree program is to prepare students for work in various occupational settings relating to emergency health services systems. Primary emphasis is placed upon developing leadership skills and promoting personal and professional growth.
Graduates are prepared to:
1) Coordinate and manage emergency health systems
2) Interact effectively with other professionals in the emergency medical services system, as well as with community agencies and the general public
3) Satisfy certification requirements for EMT-Basic or EMT-Paramedic
4) Conduct or use research
5) Pursue graduate study
The Department of Emergency Health Services offers a unique perspective for the education of future EMS professionals. This is accomplished by providing a broad liberal arts and sciences education, which enhances the graduates’ employment opportunities as pre-hospital providers and managers. The Department of Emergency Health Services also prepares graduates for advancement to graduate and professional studies.
CAREER AND ACADEMIC PATHS
Federal, state and local efforts in the past decade have resulted in innovative programs designed to improve the quality and efficiency of emergency health care services. As a result, several career fields have been created. Health professionals are needed at all levels in today’s emergency medical services system. Depending on experience and education, EMS health professionals will serve as emergency medical technicians, educators, supervisors, coordinators, planners, consultants, managers and directors. Additionally, EMS activities are relevant to ambulance providers, fire and rescue services, hospitals, industrial health services, military and volunteer EMS organizations.
The solid academic basis of the EHS baccalaureate degree also prepares students for advanced studies in the sciences, medicine, public health, hospital administration and other health management programs.
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