1 credit A course presenting the foundation of patient assessment. Topics include taking a proper history and advanced physical examination techniques used in the clinical decision-making process. The patient information is disseminated to medical directors in verbal form, directly via radio, and by means of a written report. An overview of human systems and medical terminology are also included. [FALL] One hour lecture per week and eight hours laboratory per semester. Prerequisite(s): Current certification as a Maryland or Nationally Registered EMT.