ADVCF-DP Paramedicine - Advanced Care Paramedicine

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Overview

  • Two-year diploma program (26 months)
  • August entry date
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • Clinical work experience and field practicum
  • Applicants affiliated with rural EMS will receive priority over those affiliated with Winnipeg EMS. If you are affiliated with a Winnipeg EMS you may apply to this program, but you will only be considered should seats be available after June 15 for the upcoming program start date. 
  • Due to high demand, this funded program is open to Manitoba residents only. Applications received from non-Manitoba residents for this program will be cancelled and the application fee will not be refunded.
  • If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete this program. If you are listed on a Child Abuse Registry or Adult Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete this program. See Program Progression Requirements for more info.  

Description
This purpose of the Advanced Care Paramedic program is to provide advanced training to rural and northern emergency medical service (EMS) professionals.

The program will use an integrated/blended approach to learning. The program will be delivered on a full time basis. It consists of theory courses delivered to students in an online distance mode, supported by faculty through the use of learning technologies. It will include in-person skill practice sessions in a paramedic classroom/laboratory setting, and followed by hands-on training sessions in clinical settings.

The final field practicum experience will be undertaken with an experienced ACP practitioner and will provide students with the opportunity to complete all competencies outlined in the National Occupational Competency Profile (NOCP) outlined by the Paramedic Association of Canada.


Admission Requirements

If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/Information/MyEducation for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ARE DUE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF APPLYING (unless otherwise noted below).

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

Your application will be cancelled without a refund of the non-refundable/non-transferable application fee if you apply:

  • While still enrolled in the academic requirements listed in 1 and cannot submit proof of successful completion within 30 days of applying
  • Before completing admission requirements 2, 3, 4 and 5 and therefore cannot submit proof of completion within 30 days of applying

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Paramedicine Education
    • Submit proof of successful completion of:
      • Primary Care Paramedic Certificate from a Canadian Medical Association accredited training program.
        or
      • Intermediate level of practice for Paramedicine (ICP) or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with Transfer of Function (TOF) Level
    • Post-secondary transcripts must have been issued within 6 months prior to your application date, and submitted in a sealed envelope directly from the post-secondary institution.
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
      and
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Have you successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction? To view a list of ELR exempt countries click here.
      • If yes, you appear to meet English language requirements. Submit your transcripts for verification purposes.
        or
      • If no, you are required to submit proof of successful completion of an approved English language assessment at the required levels. 
        or
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but did not complete three years of high school, submit your transcripts for review
        and
  3. Résumé
    • Submit a résumé detailing three years experience in the primary care paramedic field
      and
  4. References
    • Submit two professional/work related letters of reference
      and
  5. Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form

Program Progression Requirements
Program progression requirements are not due within 30 days of applying. These requirements have expiration dates and should be completed close to your program start date. Further information will be provided by the College at a later date.

  • Criminal Record and Adult and Child Abuse Checks
    • Prior to registration into your clinical/practicum placement(s) and progression to term 2, you will be required to submit the following:
      • An original official Adult Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Search (ACRVS)
      • An original official Child Abuse Registry (CAR) Check (provincial)
      • An original official Adult Abuse Registry (AAR) Check (provincial)
    • If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete the program
    • If you are listed on either the Child Abuse Registry or Adult Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete the program.
    • Link to the Winnipeg Police Services - Police Records
      and
  • Immunizations and Testing

Who Should Enrol?

This program is designed for EMS professionals as the next step in their career progression.

Locations, Dates and Fees

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Notre Dame Campus Aug 31, 2020 Apply now

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
$5,739.00
Year 2
$5,739.00
Year 3
$1,804.001
Books and Supplies
Year 1
$900.00
1Fee is for Field Placement Term

Red River College is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
RRC Institutional or Official CanTEST accepted EXCEPT for the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) program. The MLS program requires the Official CanTEST (the RRC Institutional CanTEST will not be accepted).
4.54.54.54.5
Communication for Health Professionals (RRC Pathway)
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
8888
Communication for Internationally Educ Health Prof (RRC Pathway)
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
8888
IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
7.07.07.07.0
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
24232427

Courses and Descriptions

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Year 1
Term 1Credit Hours
Term 2Credit Hours
3
Term 3Credit Hours
Year 2
Term 4Credit Hours
Term 5Credit Hours
3
Term 6Credit Hours
Year 3
Term 7Credit Hours
9
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
CLIN-1001Clinical Practice Level 1
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CLIN-2001Clinical Practice Level 2
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Students will apply the theoretical concepts learned in courses from semesters 1-5 within acute clinical settings. In clinical rotation students will perform their competencies with direct supervision from an approved clinical educator, doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. The clinical settings will include the operating room, Medical outpatient clinic, emergency department, respiratory therapy and critical care units.

PARA-1005Respiratory Studies
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This course covers the pathophysiology, diagnostics and therapeutics for illness and injuries to the respiratory system. The focus is the underlying pathology assessment, and management considerations within the scope of practice for the Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP). Topics will include a review of the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system, as well as interpretation of signs and symptoms. The knowledge gained in these sections will assist the Advanced Care Paramedic to develop a working differential diagnosis to assist in the management of patient conditions. Traumatic injuries to the systems covered in this course are introduced here and will be covered in detail in the Trauma Level 1 and 2 courses.

PARA-1017Gastro-Intestinal Studies
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This course explores the pathophysiology, diagnostics and therapeutics for illness and injuries to the Gastro Intestinal system.  The focus is the underlying pathology related to altered physiology, assessment, and management for conditions within the scope of practice for the Advanced Care Paramedic. Topics will include a brief review of the anatomy and physiology of the system, and interpretation of signs and symptoms that a patient would present.  The knowledge gained in this course will assist the paramedic in developing a working differential diagnosis for the patient's presentation and allow the initiation of approved management of that patient's condition.

PARA-1031Pharamacology Studies
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This course is designed to introduce pharmacology as it applies to a Advance Care Paramedic (ACP). Students are introduced to the topics of drug nomenclature and profiling, legal issues, pharmaco-kinetics, pharmaco-dynamics, medication administration, and dosage calculation. Specific focus will be on medications an ACP will be responsible for administering in the pre-hospital field of medicine. Time will also be devoted to commonly prescribed medications, which patients may be using. This knowledge will assist students in the process of integrating pharmacological interventions with the patients' existing medication regime. Students will have a series of skills which will be incorporated in the skills labs I to complement the classroom theory. 

PARA-1032Advanced Patient Care Simulation Level 1
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PARA-1034Cardiovascular Studies
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This course covers the pathophysiology, diagnostics, and prehospital management of cardiovascular pathologies within the scope of practice of the Advanced Care Paramedic in Manitoba. Topics will include a review of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology as well as the Heart and Stroke Foundation Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support course.

PARA-1035Neurologic Studies
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This course covers the pathophysiology, diagnostics and therapeutics for illness and injuries to the central nervous system. Students will learn advanced diagnostics and therapies for managing neurological illnesses/injuries, psychological disorders, and geriatric patients. Students will analyze multiple factors that relate to neurological, psychological and geriatric patient presentations. The focus is the underlying pathology, assessment, and management considerations within the scope of practice for the Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP). Topics will include a review of the anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, as well as interpretation of signs and symptoms. The knowledge gained in these sections will assist the Advanced Care Paramedic to develop a working differential diagnosis to assist in the management of patient conditions. Traumatic injuries to the systems covered in this course and will also be covered in the Traumatology course.

PARA-1036Trauma Level 1
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This course is designed to introduce the student to the kinematics of trauma, traumatic pathophysiology, related diagnostics and therapeutics. It will provide the learner with current didactical components of prehospital assessment techniques and management of a Trauma patient. During PARA-2001 students will participate in the PHTLS course.

PARA-1037Gyne, Reproductive GU Studies
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This course explores the pathophysiology, diagnostics and therapeutics for illness and injuries to the Gynecological, Reproductive and Genitourinary Systems as a group.  The focus in each section is the underlying pathology related to altered physiology, assessment, and management for conditions within the scope of practice for the Advanced Care Paramedic. Topics will include a brief review of the anatomy and physiology of the system, and interpretation of signs and symptoms that a patient would present.  The knowledge gained in this course will assist the paramedic in developing a working differential diagnosis for the patient's presentation and allow the initiation of approved management of that patient's condition.

PARA-1038Obstetrics and Neonate Studies
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This course has two sections; the first explores the pathophysiology, diagnostics and therapeutics for illness and injuries related to obstetrics, the second section covers assessment and treatment for neonatal conditions. The focus in each section is the underlying pathology related to altered physiology, assessment, and management for conditions within the scope of practice for the Advanced Care Paramedic. Topics will include a brief review of the anatomy and physiology of systems, and interpretation of signs and symptoms that a patient would present.  The knowledge gained in this course will assist the paramedic in developing a working differential diagnosis for the patient's presentation and allow the initiation of approved management of that patient's condition.

PARA-1039Pediatric Studies
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This course explores the pathophysiology, diagnostics and therapeutics for illness and injuries to Pediatric patients. The focus is the underlying pathology related to altered physiology, assessment, and management for conditions within the scope of practice for the Advanced Care Paramedic. Topics will include a brief review of the anatomy and physiology of pediatrics, and interpretation of signs and symptoms that a patient would present.  The knowledge gained in this course will assist the paramedic in developing a working differential diagnosis for the patient's presentation and allow the initiation of approved management of that patient's condition.

PARA-1040Multi-Body Systems Studies
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This course has explores the pathophysiology, diagnostics and therapeutics for illness and injuries to the Integumentary, Endocrine, Immune and Gastro Intestinal systems. This course will also cover non traumatic injury and illness to the musculoskeletal system, EENT as well as toxicological emergencies and physical impairments. The focus in each section is the underlying pathology related to altered physiology, assessment, and management for conditions within the scope of practice for the Advanced Care Paramedic. Topics will include a brief review of the anatomy and physiology of the systems, and interpretation of signs and symptoms that a patient would present.  The knowledge gained in this course will assist the paramedic in developing a working differential diagnosis for the patient's presentation and allow the initiation of approved management of that patient's condition.

PARA-1041Professional Practice
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This course is designed to enhance the learner’s understanding of paramedic professional practice with discussions including health system design, medical legal issues, ethics and wellness, community paramedicine and the palliative patient. Additional areas addressed include professional behavior and presentation, listening skills, conflict resolution skills, and communicating effectively. Utilizing medical literature including research data and employing evidence based practice will also be discussed. 

PARA-2001Advanced Patient Care Simulation Level 2
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This course provides individual and small group instruction, practice opportunities and evaluation for the Advanced Care Paramedic student to obtain the confidence and skills integration essential to paramedic practice in scheduled lab sessions. The instructional aspect of the course will provide demonstrations and applications of equipment, procedures and a variety of scenarios to illustrate a broad range of incidents that a paramedic might encounter. The skills are introduced didactically within other ACP level courses and integrated in the scenario based simulated patient contact experiences under lab facilitator supervision in a small group or individual training environment. Advanced Care Paramedics in practice will be able to gather patient information, assess the patient's condition and initiate necessary medical interventions in a fluid, integrated and timely manner. The team approach to application of skills will be covered, practiced and evaluated prior to the student starting their Practicum and Clinical rotations where they must perform as a team leader and member of a Paramedic team. Completing the APCS course is a requirement to attend the Clinical and Practicum rotation.

PARA-2002Trauma Level 2
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This course provides individual and small group instruction, practice opportunities and evaluation for the Advanced Care Paramedic student to obtain the confidence and skills integration essential to paramedic practice in scheduled lab sessions. The instructional aspect of the course will provide demonstrations and applications of equipment, procedures and a variety of scenarios to illustrate a broad range of incidents that a paramedic might encounter. The skills are introduced didactically within other ACP level courses and integrated in the scenario based simulated patient contact experiences under lab facilitator supervision in a small group or individual training environment. Advanced Care Paramedics in practice will be able to gather patient information, assess the patient's condition and initiate necessary medical interventions in a fluid, integrated and timely manner. The team approach to application of skills will be covered, practiced and evaluated prior to the student starting their Practicum and Clinical rotations where they must perform as a team leader and member of a Paramedic team. Completing the APCS course is a requirement to attend the Clinical and Practicum rotation.

PARA-3001Advanced Patient Care Simulation Level 3
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This course provides individual and small group instruction, practice opportunities and evaluation for the Advanced Care Paramedic student to obtain the confidence and skills integration essential to paramedic practice in scheduled lab sessions. The instructional aspect of the course will provide demonstrations and applications of equipment, procedures and a variety of scenarios to illustrate a broad range of incidents that a paramedic might encounter. The skills are introduced didactically within other ACP level courses and integrated in the scenario based simulated patient contact experiences under lab facilitator supervision in a small group or individual training environment. Advanced Care Paramedics in practice will be able to gather patient information, assess the patient's condition and initiate necessary medical interventions in a fluid, integrated and timely manner. The team approach to application of skills will be covered, practiced and evaluated prior to the student starting their Practicum and Clinical rotations where they must perform as a team leader and member of a Paramedic team. Completing the APCS course is a requirement to attend the Clinical and Practicum rotation.

PARA-4001Advanced Patient Care Simulation Level 4
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This course provides individual and small group instruction, practice opportunities and evaluation for the Advanced Care Paramedic student to obtain the confidence and skills integration essential to paramedic practice in scheduled lab sessions. The instructional aspect of the course will provide demonstrations and applications of equipment, procedures and a variety of scenarios to illustrate a broad range of incidents that a paramedic might encounter. The skills are introduced didactically within other ACP level courses and integrated in the scenario based simulated patient contact experiences under lab facilitator supervision in a small group or individual training environment. Advanced Care Paramedics in practice will be able to gather patient information, assess the patient's condition and initiate necessary medical interventions in a fluid, integrated and timely manner. The team approach to application of skills will be covered, practiced and evaluated prior to the student starting their Practicum and Clinical rotations where they must perform as a team leader and member of a Paramedic team. Completing the APCS course is a requirement to attend the Clinical and Practicum rotation.

PRAC-1056Field Practicum
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This course provides field practicum experience for the Primary Care Paramedic student. This rotation is designed to place the student with a qualified Paramedic preceptor in the prehospital workplace for developmental mentoring and assessment of skills and integration of knowledge at the entry to practice level of competency. The Paramedicine student will have exposure to the rural and urban Paramedicine work environment and provide supervised care to obtain the confidence and skills integration essential to paramedic practice. The Primary Care Paramedic in their practicum rotation will be able to gather patient information, assess the patient's condition and initiate necessary medical interventions in a fluid, integrated and timely manner. They will be expected to perform effectively as a paramedic team member and exhibit professional conduct at the work place and while involved with patients and other health professionals.

CO-OP/Practicum Information

The field practicum is scheduled with our clinical partners Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Services and Vanguard Air.  The practicum typically occurs from June - late October.  Students are required to be available for field placement during this timeframe  which may require a leave from employment.  Schedules are created 6 months prior to practicum start to allow for the students, program and clinical partners to plan.  Students are responsible for any additional expenses related to the practicum including relocation costs.  

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Contact Information

For general information about this program or how to apply, contact Enrolment Services at 204-632-2327.

For detailed program information, contact:

Allan Cadger
Program Coordinator
E-mail: alcadger@rrc.ca

How to Apply

For information on how to apply to this program, follow the link below.

www.rrc.ca/howtoapply

Student Evaluation of Program

Every year Red River College surveys students, in all full-time programs, to learn more about their college experience. The questionnaire includes questions about students’ experiences with College programs, facilities, and services offered.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/student-evaluation-of-program for student evaluation of program reports.

College Support Services

Red River College is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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