Course Catalog - Diagnostic & Therapeutic Services - EMT

Marshall Law & Medical Services High School

Diagnostic & Therapeutic Services - EMT

Public Services Endorsement

PR: Prerequisite   |   CR: Credit for Course   |   SEM: Semesters   |   LC: Local Credit

(It is recommended students follow the program of study sequence level 1-4 as outlined by TEA.)


Level 1: Principles of Health Science #8353

This course provides an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development systems of the healthcare industry. Students will identify employment opportunities, technology, and safety requirements of each system. A student who takes a full year of Principles of Health Science receives a waiver for Health.

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Level 2: Medical Terminology #8358

Level 2: Medical Terminology Dual (10-12) #8399 (check campus for availability)

This course introduces students to the structure of medical terms, medical abbreviations and acronyms. Students will achieve comprehension of medical vocabulary appropriate to medical procedures, human anatomy and physiology, and pathophysiology.

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Level 3: Health Science Theory - EMT #8664

This course is designed to provide for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to a wide variety of health careers. Students will employ hands-on experiences for continued knowledge and skills development.

  • Certification Offered: Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) 

PR: one credit in biology and at least one credit in a course from the health science career cluster. 

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Level 3: Anatomy and Physiology M #8377

Level 3: Anatomy and Physiology H #8379

Level 3: Anatomy and Physiology D #8376 (check campus for availability)

Students study the structure and function of the human body and the interaction of body systems for maintaining homeostasis. Students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students must meet the 40% laboratory and fieldwork requirement.

PR: one credit in biology and one credit in chemistry, Integrated Physics and Chemistry, or physics.

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Level 4: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)- Basic #8563

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)—Basic instructs students to meet and exceed standard knowledge needed to be a valid Emergency Medical Technician. The curriculum includes skills necessary for a student to provide entry level emergency medical care, life support, and ambulance service. The EMT—Basic course is an introductory course to concepts, knowledge, and skills needed by EMTs in the areas of communications, transportation, and recordkeeping. Students interested in working in public safety, including fire, police, and ambulance operators will be capable of performing the job expectations of an EMT safely and effectively after the completion of this course.

  • Certification Offered: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)- Basic (NREMT)

PR: Biology