EMT Preparation

Available course dates

Course fee: $195 • Nonrefundable: $50
Additional materials cost: $85


Two subject areas many students struggle with in an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program are Medical Terminology and the Human Body topics, especially Cardiology and Neurology.

This course comprehensively covers (at the basic EMS provider level): Anatomy and Surface Anatomy; Cardiology; Pulmonology; and Neurology; with an emphasis on Medical Terminology.
During this course, you will spend at least twice the time on these topics as compared to an actual EMT program.  In addition, we will be utilizing an adaptive eText and live online class sessions to learn and reinforce these foundational topics. This course will also introduce you to the study strategies we find most successful for our UCLA EMT students.

This course will start with an online orientation and introductory session.  Students will then be expected to complete approximately 4 hours of reading exercises utilizing an adaptive eTextbook.  In addition, homework and quizzes will be assigned via the classroom website.  Four Live Online sessions, utilizing AdobeConnect, will be conducted in which highlights of the course material are discussed. At the conclusion of the course, a cumulative final exam will be administered.  Students will have the option of asking additional questions, once the final is complete, during an online course wrap-up.

Successful course completion earns 16 hours of CEUs of instructor-led credit for currently certified EMRs, EMTs, AEMTs and Paramedics.

Required Materials:  In addition to the course fee, students will need to purchase McGraw Hill's e-text and online course access for $85, which will be paid directly to McGraw-Hill after you enroll in the course. Details and a link will be emailed 7-14 days before your course date. With the e-text students may also purchase a printed text for $15. Textbook: Essentials of Medical Language, Allan and Lockyer, 3rd Edition, McGraw-Hill 2015.