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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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PSAF 1032 - Principles of Public Safety Leadership

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course will examine decision-making models, team development techniques, and leadership skills necessary to contribute to the success of a public safety organization. This course will also assess how organizational behavior, laws, and culture influence the delivery of public safety.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): PSAF 1031  or instructor consent.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Computer literacy and word processing skills.

Major Content
  1. Decision making models.
  2. Grant research and writing.
  3. Laws, rules, and procedures unique to public safety occupations: Data privacy laws HIPPA. Release of information. Responsibility to the public Daily operations. During disasters. Legal control and authority. Civil liabilities. Medical oversight.
  4. Organizational behavior.
  5. Public safety research: Reading and interpreting. Writing.
  6. Team development and operations
  7. The multi-cultural community.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast decision making models.
  2. Develop a list of potential public safety research questions.
  3. Analyze legal implications and ramifications of decision-making.
  4. Discuss legal authority and limitations of the sub-disciplines of public safety.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of research and writing as applied to public safety.
  6. Compare and contrast public and private operating issues of Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
  7. Differentiate between procedures, rules, and law as they apply to public safety
  8. Assess the need for cultural awareness in public safety operations.
  9. Construct team strategies to improve mission success in an all-hazard environment.
  10. Design communication and integration strategies between sub-disciplines within public safety.
  11. Discuss principles of organizational behavior.
  12. Evaluate the results of a public safety research question(s).

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