FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS PARPF-CT Paramedicine - Primary Care Paramedicine

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Overview

Please note the design and delivery of this program are currently under review, and changes are expected for the August 2021 start date. Changes will be posted on this website.

  • One-year certificate
  • August entry date
  • Final CASPer test sitting: March 2, 2021
  • Annual application deadline: April 15
  • Residency:
    • 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
  • Offered at the Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • Other campus locations are currently under review
  • Clinical work experience and field practicum
  • Nationally accredited by the Canadian Medical Association
  • Recognized by the Canadian Forces
  • Graduates are eligible to challenge the provincial licensing exams for Technician-Paramedic (Tech-P)
  • 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 program provides you with the academic and clinical experience to work in the exciting and challenging field of emergency medical services. The program runs 11 months consecutively with a completion date in July/August.

The academic component will be delivered in class in Winnipeg and by eTV delivery to various remote locations throughout Manitoba. All students will be required to attend practical skills labs at the College's Notre Dame Campus in Winnipeg. Field practicum experience will be conducted in rural Manitoba and in Winnipeg.

This program will be based on the national occupational competency profile for Paramedicine - Primary Care Paramedicine, and will support employment opportunities in rural Manitoba.

This program has been recognized by the Canadian Forces. Visit http://www.cafcod.forces.gc.ca/en/index for recognition information.

For a panoramic view and more information on the Paramedicine -  Primary Care Paramedic Program please visit http://etvlabs.com/dev/PCPVirtualTour/pano.html

Computer recommendations:

All students must have access to a computer. Registered students may access computers at Red River College libraries, at a regional campus, or elsewhere.

Use of personal devices:

Students attending class at Regional campuses are required to bring their own laptop to participate in the program. The Paramedic programs located at Notre Dame Campus are not currently “Bring your Own Laptop” programs. Students may bring a laptop; however, there may be limited College resources available to support a personal device.

Student computer recommendations:

•    A laptop manufactured within the last four years.
•    Access to a high-speed internet connection.
•    Operating system must be either Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (recommended), or a minimum of Mac OSX 10.10.
•    Ability to connect to RRC Wi-Fi using WPA2-Enterprise security.
•    The latest version of either the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari Web browser.
•    The latest version of Adobe Reader.
•    Microsoft Office 2016 is recommended and can be downloaded or used online without cost through a student’s Microsoft Office365 account, which is accessible through HUB.

All students are required to possess basic computer skills, including the ability to manage computer files and use word-processing, email, and web browsing programs.


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.

Submission of required documentation, including English language assessments, is due within 30 days of applying unless otherwise noted in your program's admission requirements.

If your program's admission requirements include any of the following items, note that the submission deadline for these items only has been temporarily extended to 90 days:

  • First aid course certificate
  • Physical fitness assessment results
  • Reading skills assessment results (Degree of Reading Power - DRP)
  • Student clinical practice and/or volunteer work experience forms

DOCUMENT SUBMISSION METHODS

Upload Through Your Future Student Account (preferred method)

  • Scan your document(s) and save the file. Maximum upload size is 5 MB.
  • Go to www.rrc.ca/apply and log in.
  • Click on your application, then Supplemental Items & Documents.
  • Find the applicable Supplemental Item - click on Browse.
  • Find the file you saved and double click on it.
  • Click on Upload. You can upload more than one document to the same Supplemental Item.
  • Status should read 'Received'.
  • Ensure you keep your original documents as the College may request to see them at any time.

If you do not have a Future Student Account or require assistance, please contact our Student Service Centre at 204-632-2327.

Mail or In-Person
Student Service Centre
Red River College
D101–2055 Notre Dame Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0J9
Hours of service

E-mail: register@rrc.ca

Fax: 204-697-0584

Internationally Educated Applicants - visit www.rrc.ca/credentials for credential assessment information.

Proof of completion of admission requirements is due within 30 days of applying unless otherwise noted in the program's admission requirements.

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, 2 and 3 and cannot submit proof of successful completion within 30 days of applying
  • Before completing admission requirements 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 and therefore cannot submit proof of completion within 30 days of applying

This is a special selection program. Offers of admittance will be made based on CASPer results in descending order until all available seats are filled. Therefore, not all applicants who meet admission requirements will be offered a seat. Applicants who meet admission requirements but do not receive an offer of admittance may reapply for a future academic year by submitting a new application and application fee.

Annual application deadline: April 15

We require verification of your complete academic history including any public or private high school, college, university, or technical institutions you have attended.

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 Regular Admission Requirement 4 for more information.

Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of graduation from Grade 12. You must have completed one credit in each of the following courses with a minimum grade of 65% or 'C+':
      • Grade 12 English
      • Grade 12 Applied Math or Pre-Calculus Math (Essential Math and Consumer Math do not meet this requirement)
      • Grade 12 Chemistry or Physics
      • Grade 11 or 12 Biology (preferably at the Grade 11 level)
        and
  2. Human Anatomy and Physiology (6-credits)
    • Submit proof of successful completion of 6-credits of acceptable Human Anatomy and Physiology (A & P) courses. 
    • View RRC's list of recommended A & P courses
    • Courses must include a lab component
    • A minimum grade of 65% or 'C+' is required in each course. However, grades of Pass, Complete or Satisfied will be accepted for courses completed in Winter 2020, Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 only.
    • You must have completed the course(s) within five years of your application date. For example:
      • If you apply to RRC on January 15, 2021 your course must have been completed on or after January 15, 2016
        and
  3. Medical Terminology (3-credits)
    • Submit proof of successful completion of 3-credits of Medical Terminology
    • A minimum grade of 65% or 'C+' is required. However, grades of Pass, Complete or Satisfied will be accepted for courses completed in Winter 2020, Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 only.
    • You must have completed the course(s) within five years of your application date. For example:
      • If you apply to RRC on January 15, 2021 your course must have been completed on or after January 15, 2016
        and
  4. Reading Skills (DRP) or English Language Assessment (ELA)
    • Before applying, determine which assessment (DRP or ELA) is appropriate for your situation
    • We strongly advise you complete the assessment before submitting your application to ensure you meet required levels
    • Assessment results must be dated no more than two years prior to your application date
    • 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?
      • If yes:
        • Before applying, register for and successfully complete the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) assessment. The minimum DRP score required for this program is 71.
        • After applying, submit your transcripts for verification purposes.
          or
      • If no:
        • Before applying, successfully complete an approved English language assessment at the required levels.
        • After applying, submit your assessment results.
        • Note: this program is not eligible for ELR Options 1 through 3
      • 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 verification purposes and complete the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) assessment.
        and
  5. Driver's Licence
    • Submit proof of a complete full stage driver’s licence valid in Manitoba
      • Class Stage of 5F
        or
      • Class Stage of 5I with a Date Code of C indicating Stage F is in effect (indicated on Manitoba Graduated Driver's Licences)
      • Learner and Intermediate level licences are not acceptable
  6. Paramedic Physical Fitness Assessment
  7. Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
  8. First Aid Course
    • Submit proof of current certification in the appropriate First Aid course.  To confirm which course you need to complete for this program click here
      and
  9. CASPer Test
    • Complete an online CASPer test 
    • CASPer is an online situational judgement test that assesses personal competencies including non-academic attributes and people skills. 
    • Test results will be used to select applicants with the highest potential for success in the program.
    • A limited number of CASPer test dates are available each year.  
    • You can write the CASPer test once per admission cycle (April to March annually)
    • You are responsible for the cost of the test
    • Your CASPer results will be submitted directly to RRC (you do no need to submit your results).
    • Offers of admission will be made based on CASPer results in descending order until all available seats are filled.
    • To learn more about CASPer before completing the test, attend one of RRC's optional CASPer workshops 

Program Progression Requirements
Program progression requirements are not due within 30 days of applying and should be submitted after you start classes.

  • Criminal Record and Adult and Child Abuse Checks
    • This program requires students to submit current original/official versions of one or more of the following checks:
      • Criminal Record Check (CRC)
      • Provincial Child Abuse Registry Check (CAR)
      • Adult Abuse Registry Check (AAR)
    • If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete the program
    • If you are listed on an Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete the program
    • For details on this program's requirements, when to obtain and submit the documents, review the Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
    • These documents have expiration dates and should not be obtained prior to timeline indicated on the Applicant Declaration for Check Documents form
    • For general information on why RRC requires these checks and for links to check providers such as the Winnipeg Police, visit our Criminal Record Checks webpage
    • Submit your check documents to the RRC program contact listed on the Contact Information section of your program
      and
  • Immunizations and Testing


All Allied Health programs have CASPer® as part of their admissions process.

WHAT IS CASPer?

CASPer® is a selection tool used by academic programs to help assess applicants for non-academic attributes or people skills. The CASPer test is completed online.

CASPer is a form of situational judgement test. Situational judgement tests are a type of psychological test which presents the test-taker with realistic, hypothetical scenarios and may ask the individual what they would do in the dilemma and why they would do it. Situational judgement tests tend to determine behavioral tendencies, assessing how an individual will behave in a certain situation, and knowledge instruction, which evaluates the effectiveness of possible responses.

Red River College’s CASPer test is made up of 12 sections, where test takers have 5 minutes to type their responses to questions. There are also 3 video questions. During the video questions, you have 2 minutes to answer the question verbally and record yourself on video. The CASPer test is approximately 90 minutes in length, and there is an optional 10 minute break halfway through.

Once completed, the applicant is rated in predetermined areas using a rubric and rating scale. In the end, the scores from all questions are totaled for an overall score for each applicant. Your scores are sent to Red River College by CASPer. Applicants are then ranked accordingly and offered a seat in the program. Applicants who have applied to more than one AHS program will only participate in one CASPer test. Applicants are responsible for the cost of the CASPer test.

The dates for the CASPer test in 2020-21 are (subject to change):

Aug 13, 2020 - 5:00 PM EDT
Aug 30, 2020 - 1:00 PM EDT
Sep 24, 2020 - 8:00 PM EDT
Oct 7, 2020 - 8:00 PM EDT
Oct 22, 2020 - 5:00 PM EDT
Oct 22, 2020 - 8:00 PM EDT
Nov 19, 2020 - 5:00 PM EST
Dec 8, 2020 - 5:00 PM EST
Jan 5, 2021 - 8:00 PM EST
Jan 26, 2021 - 5:00 PM EST
Feb 21, 2021 - 1:00 PM EST
Mar 2, 2021 - 5:00 PM EST

For more information and to register for the CASPer test, please visit takecasper.com.

Please note:

An applicant requiring accommodation for a documented disability for the CASPer may apply through CASPer for accommodations.

Red River College’s Assessment Services will offer optional Workshops / Information Sessions for CASPer. Please check their website for dates: https://www.rrc.ca/assessment/casper/

NON-COGNITIVE QUALITIES OF A HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONER

Being a healthcare practitioner is a moral undertaking, and our admission process aims to admit students:

Who will in their behaviors reflect the following attributes

  • Responsibility
  • Empathy
  • Integrity

Who will in their professional relationships

  • Take responsibility for their actions
  • Act ethically
  • Act in a collegial and collaborative manner
  • Be reflective
  • Be reliable
  • Be trustworthy and honest
  • Demonstrate respect for others
  • Maintain confidences

We aim to admit students who will

  • Be self-directed learners
  • Be an integral part of an interprofessional healthcare team
  • Be willing to self-assess
  • Be willing to work hard
  • Communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate ability to manage time
  • Demonstrate ability to tolerate stress
  • Demonstrate good judgement
  • Recognize and respect the roles of other healthcare disciplines

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
CAEL and CAEL Online (Canadian Academic English Language)
70707070
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 Professions (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
Duolingo English Test ()
Required minimum overall score is 115.

Due to closures related to COVID-19, RRC is temporarily allowing applicants to provide Duolingo English Test results to meet RRC's English language requirements.

Applicants who meet the English Language Requirement through Duolingo will be invited to a 30-minute online meeting with a college representative. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss college supports to enhance student experience and contribute to the students' academic success.

115115115115
IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
7.07.07.07.0
PTE - Academic Online Assessment (Pearson Test of English)
65656565
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT® test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test in selected areas.
24232427

Locations, Dates and Fees

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Notre Dame Campus Aug 30, 2021 Apply Now

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
$6,513.00
Books and Supplies
Year 1
$1,820.001
1Approximate costs: textbooks $820 and uniforms $1000.

Students may apply for financial assistance through the Manitoba Student Aid program. For general information on applying please call 204-945-6321 or 1-800-204-1685, or visit their website at www.manitobastudentaid.ca, which also includes an online application. For detailed information, please visit one of the RRC Student Service Centres or call 204-632-2327. Applicants requiring financial assistance should complete their student loan applications well in advance of the class start date.

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.

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
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-1002Clinical Rotation
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This course provides clinical experience for students in a hospital or health care environment. The rotation is designed to place students with a clinical preceptor for developmental mentoring and contact exposure in various health related environments. Students will have exposure to the hospital and Paramedicine work environment with the aim of exposing students to patients who have entered the health delivery system, as well as to gain an appreciation for the roles of the different health related professions providing care. Rotation areas include shifts in labor and delivery, post-anaethesia care, respiratory therapy, pathology (for autopsy observation), mental health, ECG, and adult and pediatric emergency. Students will be expected to perform effectively as a paramedic team member in a limited role and exhibit professional conduct in the clinical setting while involved with patients and other health professionals.

Prerequisites:
MEDL-1032Interprofessional Education
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A clear understanding of interprofessional relationships is necessary for effective patient care in the clinical setting. Interprofessional education will develop the learners’ understanding of their role and the role of other professions in the health care team. The course covers topics such as health sciences professions, collaboration, consultation, team-building, and developing partnerships through active presentations, discussion, and interaction between all students registered in programs of the department of Allied Health Sciences.

MEDL-1032Interprofessional Education
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A clear understanding of interprofessional relationships is necessary for effective patient care in the clinical setting. Interprofessional education will develop the learners’ understanding of their role and the role of other professions in the health care team. The course covers topics such as health sciences professions, collaboration, consultation, team-building, and developing partnerships through active presentations, discussion, and interaction between all students registered in programs of the department of Allied Health Sciences.

PARA-1014Patient Assessment Theory
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This course provides students the opportunity to gain the required knowledge to have the ability to perform a thorough and concise patient assessment, integrated with communication skills, providing the foundation for pre-hospital care. Assessments in both medical and traumatic situations, history taking, and documentation, both oral and written, are included in this course.

Prerequisites:
PARA-1015Patient Assessment Laboratory
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This course will include an introduction to the skills related to vital signs, airway management, ECG monitoring, basic cardiac life support, and automated external defibrillation (AED). Primary Care Paramedics in practice will be able to gather patient information, assess the patient’s condition, and initiate medical interventions in a fluid, integrated, and timely manner. Students will have a series of labs for skills instruction to compliment the classroom theory.

Prerequisites:
PARA-1016Paramedic Communication Theory
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This course is designed to enhance the learner’s understanding of communication, and to begin developing/enhancing both verbal and written communication skills. Areas addressed include professional behavior and presentation, listening skills, recognizing and interpreting non-verbal behavior, eliciting information through effective questioning, conflict resolution skills, and verbal and written reporting and documenting.  Learners will have a series of labs for skills instruction to complement the classroom theory.

Prerequisites:
PARA-1018Paramedic Communication Lab
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This course provides the learner with the opportunity to apply the theoretical material from the Paramedic Communication Theory course. The use of role-play and scenarios will provide the opportunity to practice listening skills, recognize non-verbal messages, recognize the impact of personal non-verbal behavior (professional behavior and presentation), conflict resolution, effective questioning. In the area of effective verbal and written reporting and documentation, learners will be required to the complete Patient Care Report (PCR) forms and provide verbal reports in an accurate, concise and professional manner.

Prerequisites:
PARA-1019Pharmacology Theory
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This course is designed to introduce pharmacology as it applies to a Primary Care Paramedic. Students will be 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 a PCP 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 labs for skills instruction to complement the classroom theory.

Prerequisites:
PARA-1020Pharmacology Lab
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This course provides students with the opportunity to apply the theoretical material from the Pharmacology Theory course. Through practical application, students will learn to prepare and administer medications via intramuscular, sub-coetaneous, intra-nasal, sub-lingual, trans-dermal, oral, inhaled, and inter-venous routes. Students will have the opportunity to perform these procedures on mechanical devices as well as human subjects (other students) in a controlled and supervised environment. Through the use of scenario based opportunities, students will have the opportunity to apply the practical skills in simulated patient assessment and treatment.

Prerequisites:
PARA-1021Pathophysiology Diagnostics and Therapeutics Geriatrics, Neuro, Psych, EENT, Enviro Theory
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This course has four areas of study. The first section introduces the pathophysiology, diagnostics, and therapeutics for illness and injuries to geriatric patients. The second section relates to neurological and psychiatric patients. Within the neuro/psych area of study, students will be introduced to the pathophysiology, assessment, and management of neurological injury/illness and psychological issues involving substance dependency, and maladaptive and pathological behavioral problems. The third section covers illness and injuries relating to eyes, ears, nose, and throat (EENT). The final section covered will be a study of environmentally related conditions and injuries and how these factors can influence patient condition and management. 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 Primary Care Paramedic. The knowledge gained in this course will assist the Paramedic to develop a working differential diagnosis for the patient's presentation, and allow the initiation of approved management for that patient's condition.

Prerequisites:
PARA-1022Pathophysiology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics Geriatrics, Neuro, Psych, EENT, Enviro Lab
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This course has strong focus on the practical applications of the assessment of pathologies covered during lecture. It also focuses on basic diagnostic procedures within the Primary Care Paramedic scope of practice. It is delivered by lab, with mandatory student participation.

Prerequisites:
PARA-1023Pathophysiology Diagnostics Therapeutics Cardiovascular Theory
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This course has two sections. The first section covers the pathophysiology, diagnostics, and therapeutics for illness and injuries related to the cardiovascular system. The second section includes immune and integumentary system conditions. The focus in each section is the underlying pathology related to altered physiology, assessment, and pre-hospital management for conditions within the scope of practice for the Primary Care Paramedic.  Topics will include a review of the anatomy and physiology of the system, and interpretation of signs and symptoms that the patient would present. The knowledge gained in this course will assist the paramedic to develop a working differential diagnosis for the patient presentation and allow the initiation of approved management for that patient's condition. All components of basic cardiac life support will be covered.

Prerequisites:
PARA-1024Pathophysiology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics Cardiovascular Laboratory
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This course has strong focus on the practical applications of the assessment of pathologies covered during lecture. It also focuses on basic diagnostic procedures within the Primary Care Paramedic scope of practice. It is delivered in labs, with mandatory student participation.

Prerequisites:
PARA-1025Pathophysiology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics: Toxicology, Female, Pediatrics Lab
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This course provides students with the opportunity to apply the theoretical material from the Toxicology, Female, Pediatrics Theory course. Through the use of skill station learning, mannequin use, and scenario based opportunities, learners will have the opportunity to apply the practical skills in simulated patient assessment and treatment within the scope of practice for the Primary Care Paramedic.

Prerequisites:
PARA-1026Pathophysiology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics: Toxicology, Female, Pediatrics Theory
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This course is designed to enhance the student's understanding of toxicological, female, and pediatric emergencies. The first part of the course encompasses toxicology and multi-system disorders. The second section covers the basic components of the female reproductive system - pathophysiology, assessment, and management. Topics include labor and delivery, complications of delivery and their management, and neonatal assessment and resuscitation. The third section provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively assess and treat the pediatric patient. Topics include child development, pediatric specific diseases and clinical conditions, and assessment and management. The focus on each section is assessment and management for conditions within the scope of practice for the Primary Care Paramedic. Students will have a series of labs for skills instruction to complement the classroom theory.

Prerequisites:
PARA-1027Trauma Techniques Theory
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This course is designed to enhance students' understanding of trauma and to introduce students to the kinematics of trauma, traumatic pathophysiology, and related diagnostics and therapeutics. It will provide students with current pre-hospital assessment techniques and management of the trauma patient. Areas addressed include mechanism of injury, shock, soft tissue injury, burns, abdominal, thoracic, head and facial, spinal, and musculoskeletal trauma. Students will have a series of labs for skills instruction to complement the classroom theory.

Prerequisites:
PARA-1028Trauma Techniques Lab
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This course provides students with the opportunity to apply the theoretical material from the Trauma Techniques Theory course. Students will be introduced to a variety of equipment used by Primary Care Paramedics to 'package' trauma patients. Students will also have, through the use of skill station learning, mannequin use, and scenario based opportunities, the opportunity to practice using that equipment as it is related to the management and transportation of a patient who has experienced a traumatic injury.

Prerequisites:
PARA-1029Pathophysiology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics-Respiratory, GIGU. Renal, Endocrine Theory
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This course covers the pathophysiology, diagnostics, and therapeutics for illness and injuries related to the respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and endocrine systems. The focus is the understanding of the pathology related to altered physiology of each system. Topics will include a review of the anatomy and physiology of each system, the interpretation of signs and symptoms, developing a working differential diagnosis, and initiation of a management plan within the scope of practice for a Primary Care Paramedic.

Prerequisites:
PARA-1030Pathophysiology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics-Respiratory, GIGU, Renal Endocrine Laboratory
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This course has strong focus on the practical applications of the assessment of pathologies covered during lecture. It also focuses on basic diagnostic procedures within the Primary Care Paramedic scope of practice. It is delivered in labs, with mandatory student participation.

Prerequisites:
PRAT-1003Practicum Rotation
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This course provides field practicum experience for students. The rotation is designed to place students with qualified Paramedic preceptors in the pre-hospital workplace for developmental mentoring, assessment of skills, and integration of knowledge at the entry to practice level of competency. Students will have exposure to the 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 patients' conditions, 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.

Prerequisites:
RESC-1003Rescue Practices
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This course introduces a variety of topics including vehicle rescue and extrication, mass casualty incidents, hazardous materials incidents including CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear), disaster planning, and special population groups. Students will explore the paramedic's role in many situations which will present challenges in paramedicine practice in a variety of environments. The integration of pre-hospital health care delivery with the activities of the other emergency responders such as police, firefighters, military, etc will be a focus in each of the sections. Working with special population groups will be an area which will test the paramedic's adaptability and critical thinking. The emergency health system in a multiple casualty incident will test the students' abilities to function in several roles with varying responsibilities as they learn about triage of patients and the prioritization of these injured for transport.

Prerequisites:
SYST-1001Health Systems
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This course will cover a diverse group of topics relating to health systems design and delivery and the professional and legal responsibilities of a paramedic. The Emergency Health Services system (EHS) is a comprehensive array of people, resources, and equipment that are integrated simultaneously to achieve clinical excellence, response time reliability, customer satisfaction, and economic efficiency. As an essential component of the EHS system, paramedics need to be aware of all aspects of service design and delivery including identifying system components, medical oversight, continuous quality improvement, and research. Pre-hospital practitioners will, throughout their career, be faced with issues that require the paramedic to maintain a professional approach as well as have knowledge of the legal system in Canada and how paramedicine is affected by it. This course will address the structure of the Canadian legal system, the criminal code, testifying in court, negligence, patient rights, wills, and crime scene awareness, as well as legal issues related to the delivery of pre-hospital care. Understanding these issues helps paramedics understand their role and responsibilities as a pre-hospital provider.

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/studentcomputing for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.


Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

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.

Employment Potential

Graduates are in high demand in Manitoba. Graduates will be eligible to challenge the provincial licensing exams for Technician-Paramedic (Tech-P), which allows them to seek licensing anywhere in Canada under the Agreement on Internal Trade.

Students enrolled in the program, who may also be considering a career in the Canadian Forces, are eligible to receive a salary (with benefits) and support to offset tuition and materials if enrolled through the Canadian Forces Non-Commissioned Member - Subsidized Education Plan. Graduates who may be considering a career in the Canadian Forces will have accelerated career opportunities through advanced standing as a Medical Technician.

Contact Information

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

For detailed program information, contact:

Philippe La Rivière
Academic Coordinator
Red River College
A227D - 2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3H 0J9
204-632-2491
E-mail: plariviere@rrc.ca

Admitted students may submit their criminal record and abuse registry check documents by mail to the above individual.

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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