The Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Technical Diploma is a 38 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

EMS FUNDAMENTALS (10531911)

2.00

This course provides the paramedic learner with comprehensive knowledge of EMS systems, safety, well-being, legal issues and ethical issues, with the intended outcome of improving the health of EMS personnel, patients and the community. Learners will obtain fundamental knowledge of public health principles and epidemiology as related to public health emergencies, health promotion and illness/injury prevention. Introducing learners to comprehensive anatomical and medical terminology and abbreviations will foster the development of effective written and oral communications with colleagues and other health care professionals.

PARAMEDIC MEDICAL PRINCIPLES (10531912)

4.00

This course addresses the complex depth of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of major human systems while also introducing the paramedic students to the topics of shock, immunology and bleeding.

ADVANCED PATIENT ASSESSMENT PRINCIPLES (10531913)

3.00

This course teaches the paramedic learner to integrate scene and patient assessment findings with knowledge of epidemiology and pathophysiology to form a field impression. By utilizing a structured and organized assessment process with knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, life span development and changes that occur to the human body with time, the learners will learn to develop a list of differential diagnoses through clinical reasoning, along with the ability to modify the assessment as necessary to formulate a treatment plan for their patient.

ADVANCED PRE-HOSPITAL PHARMACOLOGY (10531914)

3.00

This course provides the paramedic learner with the comprehensive knowledge of pharmacology required to formulate and administer a pharmacological treatment plan intended to mitigate emergencies and improve the overall health of the patient.

PARAMEDIC RESPIRATORY MANAGEMENT (10531915)

2.00

This course teaches the paramedic learner to integrate complex knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology into the assessment to develop and implement a treatment plan with the goal of assuring a patent airway, adequate mechanical ventilation and respiration for patients of all ages. Specific knowledge pertaining to the respiratory system is also provided to ensure the learner is prepared to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for a patient with a respiratory complaint.

PARAMEDIC PORTFOLIO 1 (10531931)

2.00

Provides the learner with the opportunity to enhance his or her learning through the practice of paramedicine in simulation or in the health care environment. The experiences will be in simulation or with actual patients under the supervision of instructors or approved preceptors. Learners will also participate in formal high-fidelity human patient simulator experiences and assessment as a part of this course.

PARAMEDIC CARDIOLOGY (10531916)

4.00

This course teaches the paramedic learner to integrate assessment findings with principles of cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, epidemiology and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for a patient with a cardiovascular complaint.

ADVANCED EMERGENCY RESUSCITATION (10531918)

1.00

By teaching Advanced Cardiac Life Support (“ACLS”) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (“PALS”) methodologies and protocols, this course prepares the paramedic learner in the integration of comprehensive knowledge of causes and pathophysiology into the management of shock, respiratory failure, respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest and peri-arrest states with an emphasis on early intervention to prevent respiratory and/or cardiac arrest if possible.

EMS OPERATIONS (10531922)

1.00

This course provides the paramedic learner with the knowledge of operational roles and responsibilities to ensure patient, public and EMS personnel safety.

PARAMEDIC PORTFOLIO 2 (10531932)

2.00

Provides the learner with the opportunity to enhance his or her learning through the practice of paramedicine in simulation or in the health care environment. The experiences will be in simulation or with actual patients under the supervision of instructors or approved preceptors. Learners will also participate in formal high-fidelity human patient simulator experiences and assessment as a part of this course.

PARAMEDIC TRAUMA (10531920)

3.00

This course teaches the paramedic learner to integrate assessment findings with principles of anatomy, physiology, epidemiology and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for an acutely injured patient.

SPECIAL PATIENT POPULATIONS (10531921)

3.00

This course teaches the paramedic learner to integrate assessment findings with principles of anatomy, physiology, epidemiology and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with special needs. Gynecological emergencies, along with special considerations in trauma are also included within this course.

PARAMEDIC PROGRAM MEDICAL EMERGENCIES (10531930)

3.00

Teaches the paramedic learner to integrate assessment findings with principles of anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for a patient with a medical complaint.

PARAMEDIC CLINICAL/FIELD EXPERIENCE 2 (10531933)

3.00

Provides the learner with the opportunity to enhance his or her learning through the practice of paramedicine in field and health care environment experiences with actual patients under the supervision of instructors or approved preceptors. Successful completion of this course requires the learner to meet all clinical/field requirements leading up to the paramedic field capstone phase of education.

PARAMEDIC PROGRAM CAPSTONE (10531934)

2.00

Provides the learner with a final opportunity to incorporate their cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills through labs and scenario-based practice and evaluations prior to taking the National Registry examinations. Technical skills attainment (TSA) for each student will be compiled and/or documented within this course as required by the DHS-approved paramedic curriculum. Learners will also participate in a field capstone internship as identified by CoAEMSP accreditation in which the learner must be provided with an opportunity to serve as team leader in a variety of pre-hospital advanced life support emergency medical situations.