Paramedic

Associate of Applied Science Degree

2012-2013 academic year

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in paramedicine. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 61 Credit Hours.


Required Core Courses

Core 46 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
EMTL 2740 EMT-Clinical Practicum I
Students rotate through a variety of clinical settings including emergency departments, operating rooms, respiratory therapy, critical care units, and pediatric intensive care units. There is an emphasis on gaining an understanding of the hospital and how intermediates and paramedics from pre-hospital services or transfer services interact with this environment. There is also an emphasis on skills including patient assessment, airway management, endotracheal intubation, medication administration, and intravenous cannulation.
1.5
EMTL 2741 EMT-Clinical Practicum II
Students rotate through a variety of clinical settings including emergency departments, operating rooms, respiratory therapy, critical care units, and pediatric intensive care units. There is an emphasis on gaining an understanding of the hospital and how intermediates and paramedics from pre-hospital services or transfer services interact with this environment. There is also an emphasis on skills including patient assessment, airway management, endotracheal intubation, medication administration, and intravenous cannulation.
1.5
EMTL 2742 EMT-Clinical Practicum III
Students rotate through a variety of clinical settings including emergency departments, operating rooms, respiratory therapy, critical care units, and pediatric intensive care units. There is an emphasis on gaining an understanding of the hospital and how intermediates and paramedics from pre-hospital services or transfer services interact with this environment. There is also an emphasis on skills including patient assessment, airway management, endotracheal intubation, medication administration, and intravenous cannulation.
1
EMTL 2750 EMT-Field Practicum I
This practicum focuses on the practical application of emergency care in the field setting including scene management, patient assessment, treatment, communications, report writing, and communication with hospital and dispatch personnel. There is also an emphasis on the following skills: Patient assessment, airway management, endotracheal intubation, medication administration, intravenous cannulation, and working with the public.
1.5
EMTL 2751 EMT-Field Practicum II
This practicum focuses on the practical application of emergency care in the field setting including scene management, patient assessment, treatment, communications, report writing, and communication with hospital and dispatch personnel. There is also an emphasis on the following skills: patient assessment, airway management, endotracheal intubation, medication administration, intravenous cannulation, and working with the public.
1.5
EMTL 2752 EMT-Field Practicum III
The focus continues on the practical application of emergency care in the field setting including scene management, patient assessment, treatment, communications, report writing, and communication with hospital and dispatch personnel. There is also an emphasis on the following skills: Patient assessment, airway management, endotracheal intubation, medication administration, intravenous cannulation, and working with the public.
1
EMTL 2760 EMT-Lab I
Students rotate through a variety of scenarios designed to help them better prepare for the National Registry Skills Stations. The stations will include, but not be limited to, advanced airway, controlling bleeding wounds and shock, IV cannulation, securing patients to a long board, splinting, and cardiac rhythm recognition.
1
EMTL 2761 EMT-Lab II
Students rotate through a variety of scenarios designed to help them better prepare for the National Registry Skills Stations. The stations will include, but not be limited to, advanced airway, controlling bleeding wounds and shock, IV cannulation, securing patients to a long board, splinting, and cardiac rhythm recognition.
1
EMTL 2770 Introduction to Advanced Emergency Medicine
Upon completion of this course the student will understand the roles and responsibilities of an intermediate and a paramedic within an EMS system. Be able to establish and-or maintain a patent airway, take proper history, perform an advanced physical assessment of an emergency patient, communicate those findings to others, formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for a trauma patient. Student must have current EMT license or have completed EMTL 1830. Must have AHA BLS CPR card or equivalent.
5.5
EMTL 2780 Advanced Emergency Medicine
Upon completion of this course the paramedic student will be able to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for a medical patient, an obstetric, neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric patients.
7
EMTL 2840 EMT-Clinical Practicum IV
Students rotate through a variety of clinical settings including emergency departments, operating rooms, respiratory therapy, critical care units, and pediatric intensive care units. There is an emphasis on gaining an understanding of the hospital and how paramedics from pre-hospital services or transfer services interact with this environment. There is also an emphasis on skills including patient assessment, airway management, endotracheal intubation, medication administration, and intravenous cannulation.
1.5
EMTL 2841 EMT-Clinical Practicum V
Students rotate through a variety of clinical settings including emergency departments, operating rooms, respiratory therapy, critical care units, and pediatric intensive care units. There is an emphasis on gaining an understanding of the hospital and how paramedics from pre-hospital services or transfer services interact with this environment. There is also an emphasis on skills including patient assessment, airway management, endotracheal intubation, medication administration, and intravenous cannulation.
1.5
EMTL 2850 EMT-Field Practicum IV
This practicum focuses on the practical application of emergency care in the field setting including scene management, patient assessment, treatment, communications, report writing, and communication with hospital and dispatch personnel. There is also an emphasis on the following skills: patient assessment, airway management, endotracheal intubation, medication administration, intravenous cannulation, and working with the public.
1.5
EMTL 2851 EMT-Field Practicum V
This practicum focuses on the practical application of emergency care in the field setting including scene management, patient assessment, treatment, communications, report writing, and communication with hospital and dispatch personnel. There is also an emphasis on the following skills: patient assessment, airway management, endotracheal intubation, medication administration, intravenous cannulation, and working with the public.
1.5
EMTL 2860 EMT-Lab III
Students rotate through a variety of scenarios designed to help them better prepare for the National Registry Skills Stations. The stations will include but not be limited to advanced airway, controlling bleeding wounds and shock, IV cannulation, securing patients to a long board, splinting, and cardiac rhythm recognition.
1
EMTL 2861 EMT-Lab IV
Students rotate through a variety of scenarios designed to help them better prepare for the National Registry Skills Stations. The stations will include but not be limited to advanced airway, controlling bleeding wounds and shock, IV cannulation, securing patients to a long board, splinting, and cardiac rhythm recognition.
1
EMTL 2870 Introduction to Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic
Upon completion of this course the student will understand the roles and responsibilities of a paramedic within an EMS system. The EMT-Paramedic student will be able to integrate the principles of kinematics to enhance the patient assessment and predict the likelihood of injuries based on the patient's mechanism of injury.
7.5
EMTL 2880 EMT-Paramedic Medical and Special Considerations
Upon completion of this course, the EMT-Paramedic student will be able to integrate Pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for patients with medical problems. The EMT-Paramedic student will be able to integrate principles and assessment findings to implement a treatment plan for a variety of patients. Treatment plans and field impressions will be formulated for the neonatal, pediatric and geriatric patients. They will also be able to formulate a field impression for patients who have sustained or suffer from abuse, assault, acute deterioration, chronic care and coercive behavior. Students will also learn about operating in hazardous situations and on crime scenes.
8

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
BSAD 1000 Human Relations and Ethics
Study of modern methods and procedures used in effective human relations and ethics including information on the following: definition and history of human relations, ethics, diversity, self-esteem, motivation, communication and personality styles, conflict management and resolution, and team building and rapport as well as self expression and effective listening skills.
3

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
BSAD 2050 Business Communications
Development of both oral and written communicative skills. Students will be able to organize and present effective presentations gaining audience rapport and sending appropriate nonverbal messages as well as formulate effective letters, memos, and reports for business and industry.
3

Mathematics 3-4 Credit Hours

Select one
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1100 Foundations of Mathematics
This course is designed to give the students a survey of mathematics topics including set theory, logic, geometry and dimensional analysis, financial calculations and management graph theory, probability and statistics. Main emphasis will be the application of problem solving methods while studying topics.
3
MATH 1140 Intermediate Algebra
Development of the real numbers as a working replacement set for equations and expressions. Main emphasis is placed on algebraic operations related to polynomials, rational expressions and equations, radical expressions and equations, exponential expressions, and logarithmic expressions. Concepts of relations and functions are introduced allowing for further study in math.
4
MATH 1150 College Algebra
This course is the study of relations, functions and their graphs, equations and inequalities, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities.
3

Science or Technology 3-5 Credit Hours

Select one Science 4-5 hours or Information Technology 3-5 hours
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
BIOS 1010 General Biology
Introduction to the major biological concepts: ecosystem dynamics, cell structure and function, cell division, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and genetics, as well as a variety of laboratory techniques.
4
INFO 1100 Microcomputer Applications
Covers the command and functions available on microcomputers including a word processor, a spreadsheet, and a database. Basic keyboarding skills are essential.
3
OFFT 1500 Microsoft Office
This course will give the student practical experience in operating the word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics portions of the Microsoft Office suite.
3
OFFT 1510 Microsoft Word
This course will give the student practical experience in operating the word processing portion of the Microsoft Office suite.
1
OFFT 1520 Microsoft Excel
This course will give the student practical experience in operating the spreadsheet portion of the Microsoft Office suite.
1
OFFT 1530 Microsoft Access
This course will give the student practical experience in operating the database portion of the Microsoft Office suite.
1
OFFT 1540 Microsoft PowerPoint
This course will give the student practical experience in operating the presentation graphics portion of the Microsoft Office suite.
1

Social Science 3 Credit Hours

Select one
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 1040 Personal Finance
This course covers the basic principles needed for effective personal financial management including the practical applications of money management, budgeting, taxes, credit, insurance, housing, investments, and retirement planning.
3
BSAD 1040 Personal Finance
This course will cover the basic principles needed for effective personal financial management, including the practical applications of money management, budgeting, taxes, credit, insurance, housing, investments, and retirement planning.
3

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