2021-05 EMT Course

  • Date: May 4, 2021 - Oct. 12, 2021
  • Format: online
This online EMS Basic course is an interactive, blended-learning opportunity provides excellent educational experience for qualified candidates, preparing you to become top-notch Basic Life Support practitioners in your role as an EMT Basic. This course includes rigorous didactic phase, a clinical program based on the skills taught in the classroom and provides an environment that builds and shapes students. This course combines virtual lectures, discussions, and quizzes with hands-on interaction and simulations to enhance your learning experience. Once candidates have completed the program, they will be ready to meet the challenges associated with pre-hospital care and function as an integral part of an EMS system.

Course Information

Course #: 2021-05 SG EMT Course


The EMT-Basic education program covers all emergency medical concepts and techniques currently considered to be within the responsibilities of the EMT-Basic providing emergency care in a pre-hospital setting as set forth by the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services of the State of Missouri. This program meets or exceeds course requirements established by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Missouri Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. The education program will also cover topics related to the future trends and care methodologies in emergency medicine.

*Materials in this course may be copyright protected. Please do not distribute them without permission of the copyright holder.


Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured Premier Package  11th edition

Please note:  If you elect to purchase digital access from an alternative vendor, it is critical you acquire the correct ISBN matching the instructor’s Navigate course package ISBN (i.e. Premier).  If you do not purchase the correct ISBN, you will be unable to enroll in your instructor’s online Navigate course.  This is a common and easy mistake, as some third party vendors may mislabel and/or do not specify the digital access enclosed with the textbook sold. JBL will not accept returns and cannot replace any product or access purchased from third party vendors.  If you purchase anything other than what is required, this may result in you spending more money than necessary for your classroom materials.


Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured EMT 11e book (online book or physical book required)

(A very limited supply of the hardback book with online option are available from MU EMS Education for $250 Available while supplies last)



FISDAP student account. Cost is $147.00

Product Code: CED262-FAAM

Purchase link: https://members.fisdap.net/account/new/index?code=CED262-FAAM

Go to https://www.fisdap.net

     1. Click the "Create an Account" button.

     2. Enter the product code into the field and follow the prompts to purchase an account.

Instructor Information

Instructor: Torie Howarth

Office location:115  Bus Loop I70, Mizzou North office 135

Office Hours: M-F 9am-4pm

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (406) 231-6176

Course Communication

The major approach to communicating is the Internet. It is encouraged that you submit your class correspondence to the relevant Discussion Board forum, so that you may also get help or input from your peers, and everyone benefits from the information shared. Personal or confidential matters should be directed to the instructor using Canvas Inbox, and for all such messages, allow 48 hours for reply.

Course Prerequisites

  • Completed Application (reference letters and non-refundable registration fee)
  • Be 18 years of age.
  • High school diploma or G.E.D.  
  • Current health insurance.
  • Be of good mental and physical health and able to lift and carry 100 to 150 lbs.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or have a legal right to work in the U.S.
  • Have a valid email address and regular access to a computer
  • Family Care Safety Registration- http://health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr/forms.php .
  • Background and drug screening
  • Entrance Exam
  • Current Medical Liability Insurance
  • Immunizations/Health Screenings (Completed UMHS EMS ED Medical Form)
  • EMS Education Student Handbook/Acknowledgement Agreement Form
  • EMS Education Confidentiality Agreement

NOTE: Copies of All Prerequisite must be received no later than May 10th , 2021. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into our Program, only an opportunity for consideration.

Course Goals

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Education Program provides an excellent educational experience for qualified candidates, preparing them to become top-notch Basic Life Support practitioners in their role as an EMT-Basic. The program includes an academically rigorous didactic (classroom) phase, a clinical program based on the skills taught in the classroom and provides an environment that builds and shapes the students. Once the candidates have completed the program, they will be ready to meet the challenges associated with pre-hospital care and function as an integral part of an EMS system.

Course Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Perform Trauma and Medical patient assessments
  • Demonstrate proficiency in EMT-Basic practical skills within scope of practice
  • Understand basic vehicle operation, MCI operations, and aircraft utilization
  • Understand basic human anatomy and body system physiology
  • Provide adequate patient care based on assessment findings & questioning
  • Adequately write patient care report forms

Course Completion Deadlines

Students are required to complete all of their clinical rotation time within an appropriate period of time from the final exam for the didactic portion of class. The course completion deadlines are:

  • EMT-B: 45 days to complete all clinical rotation time from the date of the final exam.
  • Paramedic: 12 weeks to complete all clinical rotation time from the date of the final exam

Completion of clinical rotations includes having an exit interview with the Course Coordinator and/or Program Director for EMT students, and the Program Director and/or Medical Director for Paramedic students, where course completion can be entered into the National Registry website.This time frame is normally more than adequate to complete clinical rotations. Requests for exceptions may be granted in extenuating circumstances, and must be made in writing to the Course Coordinator and Program Director. If an extension is granted, the student must complete all course completions within 30 days from the date of the extension or the course will be considered incomplete and the student is unable tograduate.

Dress Code and Equipment Requirements

Students are issued nametags and uniform shirts by UMHS EMS Education. Until the polo shirts are issued, the students are expected to dress in business casual attire. This does not include blue jeans, T-shirts or athletic footwear. Once the shirts are issued, the dress code for all aspects of any EMS Education program will be as follows:

  • Polo shirt with the EMS Education logo that is provided—the shirt MUST be tucked in;
  • Full length black or navy slacks (e.g. EMS pants) and matching belt,
  • Socks that come above the top of the footwear,
    • Leather or nylon footwear that come over the ankles and are dark in color (no tennis, running type shoes, or large climbing boots).
  • Students MUST wear their UMHS name tag at ALL times once issued, at eye level just below the shoulder with name clearly displayed. ID Badges are property of UMHS and are not to be defaced or abused. No items are to be affixed or attached to the badge either temporarily or permanently.
  • Students may not wear clothing that is revealing, offensive, intimidating, or in disrepair. Clothing should be of appropriate size and style so that it covers all necessary areas of the body. Undergarments should not bevisible.

Blended Course Requirements

This is a blended course; there are face to face and online sessions.

The course is divided into 15 learning “modules” – each one week in length. *During each module, you’ll have a set of readings, discussions and other tasks to complete. So even if we don’t meet face to face we will all be working on the same material during each course learning unit.

Courses with significant online content can be challenging for some;

You have to really take charge of your learning.

Although the course website and your texts will provide you with your needed learning materials, you will have to discipline yourself to stay on top of the course activities and rely on your own initiative to engage in course activities in meaningful ways. Specifically, you at a minimum need to be prepared to:

  • Efficiently access the Internet both for the course website and other materials.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of terms such as file, folder, download, select, plug-ins, right-click, etc.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of MS Word and MS PowerPoint.
  • Consistently check your email and the course website for announcements, updates, etc. This means once a day during the week and at least once over the weekend.
  • Use the discussion board and other "communication" tools provided in Canvas to communicate with your class peers and the instructor.
  • Download and view PDF files from the course website.

Grading Policy

Any assignment that is turned in late may have points deducted. This typically will be 10% of the total grade for each class period that the assignment is late. Any further deductions will be at the discretion of the Course Faculty and will be made known to the students prior to the due date. 

Note: Internet, computer, or technical problems are not valid excuses for late assignments. Make sure that you have a backup plan for accessing alternative computers for completing and submitting assignments.

Extra Credit is not typically given during class. However, it is recognized that there may be unusual circumstances that created a hardship for the student. In these cases, the student may request the option for extra credit. This will be granted after approval by the Course Faculty and the Course Coordinator and/or Program Director. Students should be aware that any extra credit allowed will involve more work than the original work covered in class and normal assignments.

No student will pass the course if: (a) their composite average is less than 80% (average of all semesters in the case of the Paramedic course) or (b) final exam score is less than 73%, or (c) if multiple course sections are below 80% or (d) unsuccessful completion of all NREMT Skills.

Request for re-grading should be turned in via email no later than 48 hours after receiving the grade for each project. Write an email with a proper and detailed statement as to which part should be reviewed and why you are requesting that it be re-graded. If your statement is not appropriate, your request will not be honored. After a re-grading, you may receive a higher grade, the same grade, or a lower grade, depending on whether the same grading standard had been applied to your work before the review.

Due Dates

Due dates for all course tasks will be summarized in the task summary at the start of each module. While each of our modules is one week in length, not all tasks are due at the end of the one week period. Please pay close attention to these due dates.

Due dates will be expressed in terms of a week and day. For example, Week 4 Sunday, means the task must be completed by the end of Sunday in Week 4 of the course. End of day is defined as 11:59:59 PM CST. If a holiday week falls within the course timeframe, it is not counted.

Discussion Forum Netiquette

Our discussion forums in this course are an important venue for exchanging ideas and promoting learning. Constructive criticism and questions are encouraged, however, you will be expected to remain professional and courteous in all of your posts. Please take a moment to review our netiquette principles, and thank you in advance for your adherence to them. As your instructor, I do reserve the right to delete any forum posts or blog entries I deem to be inappropriate for the course.

Class Participation Scoring Rubric

In this course, a portion of your grade is based on class participation. Class participation relates to discussions (both in-person and online).

Participating fully means:

  • Following the instructions provided for each discussion.
  • Posting your materials by the identified deadline
  • Creating posts and entries that respond to the task and shows that you are meaningfully engaged in the activity.
  • For the discussion activities, creating response posts to your peers that are substantive; meaning you are providing alternative perspectives; you are disagreeing (constructively); you are asking for further explanations; you are expanding on their points with justifications from the literature or your own experiences. A substantive post is much more than “I agree” or “I disagree”.

Withdrawal Policy

Withdrawal from the program needs to be made in writing. A letter from the student must be sent to the Program Director stating the reason and effective date of withdrawal.

The EMS Education Office must receive a course withdrawal letter and request for refund in order to process a refund for the course tuition. Students are responsible for payment of all assessed educational/tuition fees that have been accrued. Students who withdraw from either the EMT or Paramedic Course after classes have begun are subject to the following refund schedule: Date of Withdrawal (date on which the withdrawal letter is received by EMS Education) Refund %*

  • Before class begins                          Full Refund
  • Before the                                        2nd class 90%
  • Before the 4th class                        50%
  • After the 5th class or later              No Refund

*Refund percentage is based on the course tuition amount. No refund shall exceed the amount of fees paid, the application fee will not be returned, and all refunds are subject to a $25.00 cancellation fee. Costs for items that were received by the student will be deducted as well, such as shirts. Payments made in full at the beginning of class will include full refunds for semesters that have not yet started.

Refunds based on credit card payments will be electronically refunded to the credit card. Deductions may be made from the refund amount for any other financial obligations to the University of Missouri-Columbia.

In exceptional cases, a 100% refund for that semester may be authorized at any time during the semester. This is at the discretion of, and in consultation with the Program Director

Academic Dishonesty

UMHS EMS Education recognizes that academic honesty is essential for the intellectual life of the program. Faculty members have a special obligation to expect high standards of academic honesty in all student work. Students have a special obligation to adhere to such standards. In all cases of academic dishonesty, the instructor shall make an academic judgment about the student’s grade on that work and in that course. The instructor shall report the alleged academic dishonesty to the Program Director.

Intellectual Pluralism

UMHS EMS Education welcomes intellectual diversity and respects student rights. Students who have questions or concerns regarding the atmosphere in this class (including respect for diverse opinions) may contact the Program Director; the Emergency Services Manager at 573/882-6003; or the Medical Director at 573/882-6003. All students will have the opportunity to submit an anonymous evaluation of the instructor(s) at the end of the course.


The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetics information, disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University’s nondiscrimination policy applies to all phases of its employment process, its admission and financial aid programs, and to all other aspects of its educational programs and activities. Further, this policy applies to sexual violence and sexual harassment (forms of sex discrimination) occurring both within and outside of the University context if the conduct negatively affects the individual’s educational or work experience or the overall campus environment. Retaliation directed to any person who pursues a discrimination complaint or grievance, participates in a discrimination investigation, or otherwise opposes unlawful discrimination is prohibited. Any person having inquiries concerning the University of Missouri’s application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972*, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact one of the following:

  • Associate Vice Chancellor of Services/Affirmative Action Officer University of Missouri
    1095 Virginia Avenue, Room 101 Columbia, MO 65211
  • Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    (Regarding race, color, sex, national origin, disability, and age issues),
    U.S. Department of Education
  • Director of MU Equity/Title IX Coordinator Equity Office, Memorial Unions S303 [email protected]

Executive Order No.38

University of Missouri System Executive Order No. 38 lays out principles regarding the sanctity  of classroom discussions at the university. The policy is described fully in Section 200.015 of the Collected Rules and Regulation (Links to an external site.) . In this class, students may not make audio or video recordings of course activity, except students permitted to record as an accommodation under Section 240.040 of the Collected Rules. All other students who record and distribute audio or video recordings of class activity are subject to discipline in accordance with provisions of Section 200.020 of the Collected Rules and Regulations of the University of Missouri pertaining to student conduct matters.

Those students who are permitted to record are not permitted to redistribute audio or video recordings of statements or comments from the course to individuals who are not students in the course without the express permission of the instructor and of any students who are recorded. Students found to have violated this policy are subject to discipline in accordance with provisions of Section 200.020 of the Collected Rules and Regulations of the University of Missouri pertaining to student conduct matters.

Information about student views, beliefs, and political associations that fellow students and faculty members acquire in the context of course discussions should be handled responsibly. Students and the instructor are encouraged to be sensitive to the potential that dissemination of information about fellow students derived from course discussions may be perceived as defamatory and/or may subject them to ridicule, harassment, or reprisal from those who do not agree with the views, beliefs, or political associations expressed in the context of the classroom.

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