PARPF-CT Paramedicine - Primary Care Paramedicine

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Overview

  • One-year certificate
  • August entry date
  • Annual application deadline: January 15
  • Campuses:
    • Brandon, Manitoba
      Applications and supporting documents received for this location indicating an address outside of the Prairie Mountain Health Region will be cancelled and the application fee will not be refunded.
    • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Notre Dame Campus
    • Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Portage Campus
      Applications and supporting documents received for this location indicating an address outside of the Southern Health Region will be cancelled and the application fee will not be refunded
  • 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)
  • 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 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://cfo-oafc.accc.ca/search.php 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.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ARE DUE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF APPLYING (unless otherwise noted below).

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 Multiple Mini Interviews 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: January 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.

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)
    • 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.
      and
  2. Human Anatomy and Physiology (6-credits)
    • Submit proof of successful completion of 6-credits of Human Anatomy and Physiology
    • Courses must include a lab component
    • A minimum grade of 65% or 'C+' is required in each course
    • You must have completed the course(s) within five years of your application date. Examples:
      • January 15, 2020 application date, course completion must be on or after January 15, 2015
      • April 30, 2020 application date, course completion must be on or after April 30, 2015
    • 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.
      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
    • You must have completed the course(s) within five years of your application date. Examples:
      • January 15, 2020 application date, course completion must be on or after January 15, 2015
      • April 30, 2020 application date, course completion must be on or after April 30, 2015
    • 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.
  4. Reading Skills or English Language Assessment
    • 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? To view a list of ELR exempt countries click here.
      • If yes, you appear to meet English language requirements.
        • 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, you are required to meet English Language Requirements.
      • 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
        and
  6. Paramedic Physical Fitness Assessment
  7. Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
  8. Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers (HCP) with CPR Level C and AED
    • Submit evidence of current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers (HCP) with CPR Level C and AED
      and
  9. Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs)
    • Participate in a MMIs
    • MMIs is an interview format that uses many short independent assessments in a timed circuit
    • Scores generated by a measuring tool help predict program success
    • This item is not due within 30 days of applying. You will be provided with information regarding preparation for this requirement and the interview schedule at a later date.

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.
  • Immunizations and Testing


All Allied Health programs have Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) as part of their admission process.

WHAT IS MULTIPLE MINI INTERVIEWS (MMI)?

In an MMI, applicants will complete a 1.5 hour circuit of approximately eight, 10-minute mini-interview stations, rotating from station to station. At each station, candidates will be presented with a ‘scenario’ or question. They will then have the opportunity to discuss with an interviewer before proceeding to the next station.

MMI utilizes multiple stations where each station is comprised of a scenario designed to evaluate a candidate’s core traits/competencies critical to success in health care professions. This includes competencies such as problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, responsibility, ethical and moral judgement, self-awareness, conflict resolution and management skills. Applicants have essentially 7 to 8 minutes to respond. Once completed, the interviewer rates the applicant in predetermined areas using a rubric and rating scale. In the end, the scores from all stations are totaled for an overall score for each applicant. 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 Multiple Mini Interview session.

WHAT MIGHT I SEE IN AN MMI SCENARIO?

As in any examination process, the actual scenarios will remain confidential. Here is one example.
Recently, the Prime Minister of Canada raised the issue of deterrent fees (a small charge, say $10, which everyone who initiates a visit to a health professional would have to pay at the first contact) as a way to control health care costs. The assumption is that this will deter people from visiting their doctor for unnecessary reasons.
Consider the broad implications of this policy for health and health care costs. For example, do you think the approach will save health care costs? At what expense?
Discuss this issue with the interviewer.

NON-COGNITIVE QUALITIES

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

On the Day of your Interview:

  • Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your start time.
  • Bring a piece of photo identification. You do not need to bring anything else. We will have a coatroom to leave your belongings, but you are not permitted to bring anything into the MMI other than what we give you.
  • Avoid wearing perfume and scented products.

The Academic Success Centre offers optional Workshop/Information Sessions for the MMI during the month of March. Information about the workshop is emailed to applicants.

Please note:
Any applicant requiring accommodation for a documented disability for the MMI must notify the Allied Health Sciences Department in writing 5 business days prior to the first interview date at ahsadmissions@rrc.ca. Complete documentation must be provided to support the request.

Locations, Dates and Fees

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Brandon Aug 31, 2020 Apply now
Notre Dame Campus Aug 31, 2020 Apply now
Portage La Prairie Campus Aug 31, 2020 Apply now

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
$6,174.00
Books and Supplies
Year 1
$1,800.001
1Approximate costs: textbooks $900 and uniforms $900.

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.

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

(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.

MEDT-1001Medical Terminology
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This course is a self-directed study unit designed to ensure mastery of the medical language. This course enables learners to use and understand the medical terminology common to most allied health personnel. This is accomplished by categorizing related terms into easily learned units and introducing students to the structure of medical language. By learning prefixes, suffixes, and word roots, learners will be able to build, use, and spell medical words that relate to body systems and body organization. Common abbreviations and symbols are also included. The completion of this course will equip students with an understanding of the terms included in the course text and the basis for recognizing and understanding new and unfamiliar terms introduced in other Paramedicine courses and used in clinical and practical settings.

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.

ZOOL-1071Human Anatomy and Physiology
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This course focuses on normal human structure and function.  Topics include cells and tissues, support and movement, communication, and organ system control.  Unifying concepts of the relationship between structure and function, structural hierarchy, and organ system integration are emphasized.  Laboratory experiences reinforce these topics and concepts.  

ZOOL-1072Human Anatomy and Physiology
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A working knowledge of introductory anatomy and physiology is assumed.  The details of anatomy and physiology are organized around unifying concepts such as interrelationships of body organ systems, homeostasis, and the complementary nature of structure and function.  Presentation of the material reflects hierarchical levels of complexity that contribute to the organization of the body as a whole and the students' understanding of this organization.  Laboratory exercise are essential in adding students to apply theoretical concepts of anatomy and physiology.

Prerequisites:

Recent Changes

Addition of Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)

The MMI process is designed to assess attributes essential for success in health professions. This process is being adopted by colleges and universities across Canada and globally as a fair and effective method of interviewing candidates for health care profession programs. 

The MMI utilizes multiple interview stations.  Each station is comprised of a scenario designed to evaluate core traits/competencies essential for success in health care professions. This includes competencies such as problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, responsibility, ethical and moral judgement, self-awareness, conflict resolution, and management skills.

At each station, applicants will read a scenario and then respond. The interviewer(s) will assign ratings using a rubric, which is a guide listing specific criteria for grading or scoring, as well as a rating scale. In the end, the scores from all stations are totaled for an overall score for each applicant.

The MMI process is not meant to be perceived as a barrier.  It is a way of identifying applicants who exhibit critical competencies for success and those who may need additional supports prior to program entry.

Prior to participating in an MMI, applicants will be invited to attend an MMI workshop.

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:

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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