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EMS 4302, Leadership in EMS Systems 1 Course DescriptionProvides students with knowledge, tools, and skills that will be needed to assume a leadership role in emergency medical services (EMS). Career advancement from field staff or lower-level supervisor requires transitioning from simple supervisory techniques to developing leadership qualities that will enable the individual to manage from a leadership position. Techniques that encourage motivation and teamwork are essential for organizational growth. Students learn how to apply basic leadership principles in organizational settings, assess leadership styles, and develop strategies to become leaders in EMS. Course TextbookFallon, L.F., & Zgodzinski, E.J. (2012). Essentials of public health management(3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett. Course Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students should be able to: 1. Differentiate between management and leadership. 2. Identify pathways for career development. 3. Define leadership roles and activities. 4. Describe the importance of motivation for the EMS leader. 5. Discuss the impact of stress in the EMS professional. 6. Describe the importance of effective work organization and time management. 7. Explain how leadership styles can impact morale in the EMS workplace. 8. Describe the importance of succession planning in EMS. CreditsUpon completion of this course, the students will earn three (3) hours of college credit. Course Structure1. Unit Learning Outcomes:Each unit contains Learning Outcomes that specify the measurable skills and knowledge students should gain upon completion of the unit. 2. Unit Lessons: Each unit contains a Unit Lesson, which discusses unit material. 3. Reading Assignments: Each unit contains Reading Assignments from one or more chapters from the textbook. Suggested Readings are provided in each unit to aid students in their course of study. The readings themselves are not provided in the course, but students are encouraged to read the resources listed if the opportunity arises as they have valuable information that expands upon the lesson material. 4. Learning Activities (Non-Graded): These non-graded Learning Activities are provided in Units II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, and VIII to aid students in their course of study. 5. Discussion Boards: Discussion Boards are part of all CSU term courses. More information and specifications can be found in the Student Resources link listed in the Course Menu bar. 6. Unit Assessments:This course contains seven Unit Assessments, one to be completed at the end of Units I-VII. Assessments are composed of written response questions.7. Unit Assignments: Students are required to submit for grading Unit Assignments in Units I, II, III, V, VI, and VII. Specific information and instructions regarding these assignments are provided below. Grading rubrics are EMS 4302, Leadership in EMS Systems Course Syllabus
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