Jan 21, 2021
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.
Prerequisite(s): PSAF 1031 or instructor consent.
Recommendation: Computer literacy and word processing skills.
- Decision making models.
- Grant research and writing.
- 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.
- Organizational behavior.
- Public safety research: Reading and interpreting. Writing.
- Team development and operations
- The multi-cultural community.
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Compare and contrast decision making models.
- Develop a list of potential public safety research questions.
- Analyze legal implications and ramifications of decision-making.
- Discuss legal authority and limitations of the sub-disciplines of public safety.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of research and writing as applied to public safety.
- Compare and contrast public and private operating issues of Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
- Differentiate between procedures, rules, and law as they apply to public safety
- Assess the need for cultural awareness in public safety operations.
- Construct team strategies to improve mission success in an all-hazard environment.
- Design communication and integration strategies between sub-disciplines within public safety.
- Discuss principles of organizational behavior.
- Evaluate the results of a public safety research question(s).
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