ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS)

  • Program: Emergency Medical Services
  • Course: Anatomy and Physiology for Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Course #: EMSV1200
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include a basic study of the body systems, as well as an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and electrolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology related to EMS and how that knowledge can be applied to EMS care.

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:
Apply the general concepts of anatomy and pathophysiology for the assessment and management of emergency patients
Integrate the psychological changes throughout human development with assessment and communication strategies for patients for all ages
Integrate the physiological changes throughout human development with assessment and communication strategies for patients for all ages
Integrate the sociological changes throughout human development with assessment and communication strategies for patients for all ages
Discuss the relevance of understanding human body system function and structure to conditions commonly found in the field
Discuss the relevance of understanding human body systems and structure to conditions commonly found in the field
Apply scientific information and principles to everyday life
Use directional terminology
Recognize the interrelationship among the sciences, technology, and society

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  EMSV1105 or EMSV1120 AND Instructor Approval
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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