In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, two semester hours in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), fire science, or public administration.
This four-week EMS-/health care-focused online mediated instruction course designed to explore the impacts that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the evolution of health care systems have on their organizations. Students will evaluate the historical formation of modern EMS and the societal safety nets of Social Security and Medicare, resulting in the current health care system. They will evaluate the impact that the PPACA has on the emergency services system. Finally, students will evaluate the impact that the PPACA has on the workforce and consider the implications that health care innovations will have on their organizations.