About this Course

39,659 recent views
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Course 5 of 6 in the
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 16 hours to complete
Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Course 5 of 6 in the
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 16 hours to complete
Subtitles: English

Offered by

University of Colorado System logo

University of Colorado System

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course


Week 1

3 hours to complete

Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 49 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Anatomy of Pregnancy4m
Problems By Trimester6m
Assessment of the Pregnant Patient6m
Delivering a Baby6m
Complicated Deliveries6m
Peripartum Problems6m
Obstetric Kit2m
5 readings
About Us: Become an EMT Specialization Team at Denver Health Paramedics5m
Course Information10m
Delivering a Baby40m
Complicated Deliveries1h
2 practice exercises
Did You Read The Course Info Above?2m
Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery Assessment30m

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Neonatal Care and Pediatric Basics

4 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 65 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
Neonatal Resuscitation7m
Pediatric Panic3m
Thinking Fast and Slow6m
Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT)4m
Primary Assessment6m
Secondary Assessment7m
Pediatric Tips and Tidbits7m
Pediatric Rescue Breathing4m
Pediatric Tape Measure3m
Pediatric Assessment8m
4 readings
Neonatal Resuscitation35m
Naonatal Resuscitation Activity1h
Pediatric Assessment15m
NREMT Big Valve Mask (BVM) Of an Apneic Adult Patient15m
1 practice exercise
Neonatal Care and Pediatric Basics Assessment30m

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Pediatric Pathology and Intervention

5 hours to complete
18 videos (Total 103 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
18 videos
Pediatric Airway9m
Pediatric Lower Airway Problems7m
Pediatric Airway: Assessment and Management7m
Pediatric Circulation and Shock8m
Pediatric Cardiac Arrest5m
Pediatric Neurology9m
Child Abuse7m
Pediatric Trauma Considerations6m
Foreign Body Obstruction - Infant5m
Foreign Body Obstruction - Child5m
Child and Infants CPR8m
Pediatric Rescue Breathing4m
Epinephrine Auto-injector1m
Head Tilt - Chin Lift - Jaw Thrust1m
Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI)3m
6 readings
Pediatric Lower Airway Problems40m
Pediatric Circulation and Shock15m
Pediatric Neurology10m
Child Abuse2m
Pediatric Trauma Considerations1h
NREMT Cardiac Arrest Management / AED15m
1 practice exercise
Pediatric Pathology and Intervention Assessment30m

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Other Things To Know As An EMT

4 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 73 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
Supraglottic Airways5m
Tubes and Devices8m
Insurance and Reimbursement7m
Lifelong Learning7m
National Registry8m
Trauma Patient Assessment/ Management4m
3 readings
Documentation Exercise1h
Practice Your Lifelong Learning1h
Medical Patient Assessment/Management10m
1 practice exercise
Other Things To Know As An EMT Assessment30m



View all reviews

About the Become an EMT Specialization

Health care is an exciting and ever growing profession that can take you many different directions. You can apply the fundamentals you learn here about emergent patient care, stabilization, and disease processes toward becoming an EMT or further health care pursuits. In this specialization you will learn to care for stable and unstable patients before they get to a hospital, how to identify time sensitive diseases, and medical and traumatic conditions that affect both adults and pediatric patients. Course 1 ensures you can assess a scene and prepare to provide care, understand the framework for patient assessment, history of emergency medical services, and the personal requirements to be an EMT. Course 2 addresses airway, breathing and circulation, medications and medication administration that EMTs are allowed to provide, and how to identify a patient having a stroke or diabetic emergency. Course 3 covers skills related to high performance CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, toxicology, and wilderness emergency medicine. Course 4 will offer skills for trauma emergencies and Course 5 focuses pregnancy, infants and pediatrics. Essential skills are demonstrated throughout the specialization. Finally, apply the course materials to real patient scenarios in the Capstone to help prepare you for national registry testing....
Become an EMT

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Access to lectures and assignments depends on your type of enrollment. If you take a course in audit mode, you will be able to see most course materials for free. To access graded assignments and to earn a Certificate, you will need to purchase the Certificate experience, during or after your audit. If you don't see the audit option:

    • The course may not offer an audit option. You can try a Free Trial instead, or apply for Financial Aid.
    • The course may offer 'Full Course, No Certificate' instead. This option lets you see all course materials, submit required assessments, and get a final grade. This also means that you will not be able to purchase a Certificate experience.
  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • If you subscribed, you get a 7-day free trial during which you can cancel at no penalty. After that, we don’t give refunds, but you can cancel your subscription at any time. See our full refund policy.

  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.