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Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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CLIN-4001Primary Care Paramedicine Clinical Rotation
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In this course, students will apply the concepts of Primary Care Paramedicine to clinical practice in a hospital or health care environment. Students will be placed with a clinical preceptor for developmental mentoring and contact exposure in various health related settings while rotating through several specialties within a hospital.

Students will gain clinical experience being exposed to patients who have entered the health delivery system and also gain an appreciation for the various roles of health care providers. 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 being involved with patients and other health professionals.

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COMM-1173Communication Strategies
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Everyone communicates, but are they doing it well? Communicative competence takes practice and self-awareness. By developing their communication skills, the student will improve their interpersonal ability, intercultural competence, and digital fluency to prepare the student for success in the workplace. In Communication Strategies, the student will learn through discovery and project-based activities to practice approaching situations critically and collaboratively. The strategies the student will gain in this course will be useful throughout their program and in their chosen industry.

MEDL-1048Foundations in Healthcare 1
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Allied Health Professionals are an integral part of the healthcare system, providing a range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic, and support services. In this course, students will be introduced to critical topics, and skills in which all allied-health professionals must demonstrate competency. Students will explore legal, technical and theoretical topics related to the provision of healthcare. In addition, application type activities will enable students to develop skills such as Infection control techniques, proper use of body mechanics and assessing vital signs.

MEDL-2048Foundations in Healthcare 2
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In this course, students will continue to explore important topics relevant to Allied Health professionals. In addition, students will develop interdisciplinary partnerships and team-building skills through collaboration, consultation and discussions.

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MEDL-3048Seminars in Healthcare
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In this course, students will explore healthcare content and concepts through participating in various interactive workshops and attending seminars with guest speakers on topics of interest. Students will be offered a wide variety of interdisciplinary healthcare topics in addition to program specific topics related to their chosen field of either Medical Radiologic Technology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Primary Care Paramedicine. Throughout this course, students will reflect upon and document their learning journey and present evidence of achieving the learning outcomes.

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PARA-1050Patient Assessment
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A thorough and concise patient assessment, integrated with communication skills, provides the foundation for all medical care. In this course, students will learn how to perform a comprehensive patient assessment including on those with complicating factors. In addition, students will be introduced to the theory related to vital signs and the tools, methods and assessment techniques needed to perform as a Primary Care Paramedic.

PARA-1051Concepts in Paramedicine
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In this course, students will gain a better understanding of paramedic communication, and begin to develop specific communication skills required of a Primary Care Paramedic. Students will explore a diverse group of topics relating to paramedic systems design, delivery and the professional and legal responsibilities of a paramedic.

PARA-1052Pharmacology
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Pharmacology is the branch of medicine concerned with the uses, effects, and modes of action of drugs. In this course, students will be introduced to the theoretical concepts of pharmacology and the principles of drug legislation as it applies to a Primary Care Paramedic. Students will learn about categories / classifications of drugs, drug indications, adverse reactions, interactions and toxicity. Throughout this course, students will gain important theoretical knowledge that will assist in the process of integrating pharmacological interventions with a patients' existing medication regime.

PARA-1053Primary Care Paramedicine Simulation Lab 1
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A Primary Care Paramedic in practice should be able to gather patient information, assess a patient's condition and initiate necessary medical interventions in a fluid, integrated and timely manner.

In this practical application course, under direct supervision and with assistance from an Instructor, students will begin to gain hands on experience, building confidence and learning skills essential to paramedic practice. In a dynamic, simulated field environment students will watch scenario based procedural demonstrations and then work both individually and in small groups Integrating best practice methods for application of skills, patient interactions and professional practice.

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PARA-1050, PARA-1051 and PARA-1052 are corequisites
PARA-2007Cardiovascular Emergency Management
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The cardiovascular system delivers vital oxygen and nutrients to cells and organs in the body. In this course, students will explore theoretical concepts related to the management of illness and injuries of the cardiovascular system. Students will learn how diseases of the heart manifest and the functional changes associated with or resulting from disease or injury to the heart. In addition, students will examine patient assessment, and prehospital management of cardiac conditions relevant to a Primary Care Paramedic. The Heart and Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support course recertification is also included with this course.

Prerequisites:
PARA-1050, PARA-1051, PARA-1052 (minimum grade of C+ required) and PARA-1053
PARA-2008Respiratory Emergency Management
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The respiratory system is responsible for ensuring that the human body acquires the oxygen it needs to sustain itself. In this course, students will explore theoretical concepts related to the interpretation of signs and symptoms that a patient would present as well as management of disease, illness and injuries to the respiratory System. Students will receive a brief review of the anatomy and physiology of the lungs and associated structures. Students will then examine how diseases of the respiratory system manifest and the functional changes associated with or resulting from disease or injury. In addition, students will examine patient assessment, and prehospital management of respiratory conditions relevant to a Primary Care Paramedic.

Prerequisites:
PARA-1050, PARA-1051, PARA-1052 (minimum grade of C+ required) and PARA-1053
PARA-2009Musculoskeletal Emergency Management
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This course will introduce students to the kinematics of trauma, traumatic pathophysiology, related diagnostics and therapeutics. Students will also examine the current didactical components of prehospital assessment techniques and management of a Trauma patient.

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PARA-1050, PARA-1051, PARA-1052 (minimum grade of C+ required) and PARA-1053
PARA-2010Multiorgan Emergency Management 1
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In this course, students will explore theoretical concepts related to the interpretation of signs and symptoms that a patient would present as well as management of diseases, illness and injuries to various organs and systems within the human body. Students will receive a brief review of the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and endocrine systems. Students will then examine how diseases of these systems manifest and the functional changes associated with or resulting from disease or injury. In addition, students will examine patient assessment, and prehospital management of various conditions relevant to a Primary Care Paramedic.

Prerequisites:
PARA-1050, PARA-1051, PARA-1052 (minimum grade of C+ required) and PARA-1053
PARA-2053Primary Care Paramedicine Simulation Lab 2
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A Primary Care Paramedic in practice will be able to gather patient information, assess a patient's condition and initiate necessary medical interventions in a fluid, integrated and timely manner. 

In this practical application course, under direct supervision and with assistance from an instructor, students will have the opportunity to further develop the skills essential to paramedic practice. In a dynamic, simulated field environment, students will watch scenario based procedural demonstrations and then work both individually and in small groups Integrating best practice methods for application of skills, patient interactions and professional practice to a simulated medical or traumatic emergency situation.

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PARA-3010Multiorgan Emergency Management 2
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In this course, students will explore theoretical concepts related to the interpretation of signs and symptoms that a patient would present as well as management of diseases, illness and injuries involving the eyes, ears, nose, and throat (EENT), the immune system and environmentally related conditions. Additionally, students will learn about the geriatric population and illness, diseases and management of conditions specific to them. Students will receive a brief review of related anatomy and physiology and then will examine how diseases within these areas manifest and the resulting functional changes. In addition, students will examine patient assessment, and prehospital management of various conditions relevant to a Primary Care Paramedic.

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PARA-2007, PARA-2008, PARA-2009, PARA-2010 (minimum grade of C+ required) and PARA-2053
PARA-3011Neurologic Emergency Management
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The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, and specialized nerves and cells that transmit signals between different parts of the body. It plays a vital role in the control of most bodily functions. In this course, students will explore theoretical concepts related to the interpretation of signs and symptoms that a patient would present as well as management of disease, illness and injuries of the nervous system. Students will examine neurologic disorders as well as psychiatric and toxicological disorders and psychological issues involving substance dependency. Students will then examine how neurologic diseases manifest and the functional changes associated with or resulting from disease or injury. In addition, students will examine patient assessment, and prehospital management of neurologic, psychiatric, toxicological disorders and psychological issues involving substance dependency relevant to a Primary Care Paramedic.

Prerequisites:
PARA-2007, PARA-2008, PARA-2009, PARA-2010 (minimum grade of C+ required) and PARA-2053
PARA-3012Obstetrical and Pediatric Emergency Management
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In this course, students will explore theoretical concepts related to the interpretation of signs and symptoms that a patient would present as well as management of diseases, illness and complications related to obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and neonates. Students will receive a brief review of the related anatomy and physiology and then will examine how complications and diseases manifest within these areas and the associated functional changes. In addition, students will examine patient assessment, and prehospital management of various conditions relevant to a Primary Care Paramedic.

Prerequisites:
PARA-2007, PARA-2008, PARA-2009, PARA-2010 (minimum grade of C+ required) and PARA-2053
PARA-3013Rescue Practices
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Working within high stress situations will test the paramedic's adaptive and critical thinking abilities. This course will provide students with the knowledge and basic skills required to work in a high-risk environment while maintaining physical and mental wellbeing. Students will explore topics such as safe vehicle operations, basic extrication, hazardous materials emergency response and working within an incident command structure at multi-casualty incidents. The knowledge gained in this course can be applied to many rescue situations that students may encounter as a Primary Care Paramedic.

Prerequisites:
PARA-2007, PARA-2008, PARA-2009, PARA-2010 (minimum grade of C+ required) and PARA-2053
PARA-3053Primary Care Paramedicine Simulation Lab 3
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A Primary Care Paramedic in practice will be able to gather patient information, assess a patient's condition and initiate necessary medical interventions in a fluid, integrated and timely manner.

In this practical application course, under direct supervision and with assistance from an instructor, students will have the opportunity to master skills essential to paramedic practice. In a dynamic, simulated field environment students will watch scenario based procedural demonstrations and then work both individually and in small groups Integrating best practice methods for application of skills, patient interactions and professional practice to a simulated medical, traumatic or multi-casualty emergency situation.

Prerequisites:
PARA-2007, PARA-2008, PARA-2009, PARA-2010 (minimum grade of C+ required) and PARA-2053
PARA-3010, PARA-3011, PARA-3012, PARA-3013 and PARA-3053 are corequisites
PRAC-4001Primary Care Paramedicine Practicum Rotation
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In this course, students will apply the concepts of Primary Care Paramedicine to clinical practice during a field practicum. In this rotation, students will be placed with a qualified Paramedic preceptor 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, spending hours on an ambulance responding to real emergency calls and under supervision, providing care to patients in order to build confidence and master skills required of a Primary Care Paramedic. Students will be expected to perform effectively as an undergraduate Paramedic team member while exhibiting professional conduct at all times.

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