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309.630.01 Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems


Health Policy and Management
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  3:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Ellen MacKenzie
Course Instructors:
  • Ellen MacKenzie
  • Stephen Bowman

Undergraduates must have completed the Introduction to Health Policy course taught on the Homewood campus prior to registering for this course.


Presents current research and program initiatives in pre-hospital and in-hospital care of the injured. Covers current program and policy issues related to the delivery of emergency medical services. Topics include technological advances in the acute care management of injuries, the regionalized approach to the delivery of emergency medical services, strategic planning for the financing of regionalized systems, manpower issues in the delivery of emergency care, to determinants and consequences of emergency department overcrowding and monitoring and appropriate methodologies for performance evaluation of trauma and EMS systems.

Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on a paper and quiz.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

students wanting to audit this class must obtain permission of the instructor.

For consent, contact: