Community Care Course Overview
The Online Community Care course through Oregon Tech / Oregon Health & Sciences University helps to educate current and future community care providers in preventative outreach and chronic disease management. The interactive online course structure offers students education and experience in public and community health; diving deep into the issues facing the community they live and work. Through exploration and connection with resources within their community, students will gain tools necessary to link patients to the right level of care at the right time.
"I am learning more in the Community Paramedicine program about the world I’ve been navigating as a paramedic for 39 years. I’m being given tools, insights and new concepts that enrich me personally and help me develop professionally. Being in this program enriches each shift that I work in my current job, and fills me with optimism about my — and my career’s — future." ~ Janina Kerr-Bryant, Oregon Tech student
The Community Care course is divided into two terms of intensive study into the issues facing the community in which they live and work. Coursework is structured to allow working students the flexibility to maintain work and family obligations while pursuing higher education. The Community Care course is 1 of 2 available educational tracts toward obtaining a Bachelor's of Science in Emergency Medical Services Management.
Each term of study is 6 credits and the program is a total of 12 credits.
Students will attend roughly 60-hours (over the course of two terms) in clinical experiences. Clinical experiences include: