Introduction to Paramedicine
This course is to introduce the student to the psychological and physical demands of emergency medical provider. It introduces information in preparation for the student’s progress throughout the entire paramedic program. Beginning with a basic introduction to the profession and roles and responsibilities, the foundation of knowledge for the emergency medical care systems. Legal and ethical issues related to the patients and duty of EMS, workforce safety and wellness will be covered.
This course introduces student to the patient assessment undertaken by paramedic. The course provides necessary knowledge and skills for patient assessment and re-assessment including scene size-up, primary, and secondary assessment as overview for a trauma and medical patient.
Airway & Respiratory Emergencies
This course is designed to provide the students with the essential knowledge to evaluate and deal with airway and respiratory emergency medical cases including pathophysiological interpretation and assessment. These are emergencies of the upper and lower airway that compromise the respiratory system
This course introduces the Paramedic Student to Trauma and Trauma Systems. It prepares students to Perform Comprehensive Patient Assessment with various Injury Patterns, recognizing various mechanisms of injuries like Blunt Trauma, Penetrating Trauma, and managing Bleeding with External and Internal Haemorrhage, Soft Tissue injuries & Burns, orthopedic injuries and Environmental Injuries.
This course focuses on the cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, conducting system of the heart, electrocardiography, as well as interpretation and the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, interpretation of 3 and 12 lead EKGs (including injury and ischemia patterns, normal and abnormal findings, and the 12 lead as a diagnostic tool) will be covered. Principles of ACS diagnosis/management will be laboratory focus of this course.
This course covers medical evaluation and treatment of medical emergencies including pathophysiological interpretation and assessment of pulmonary, neurology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, urology and nephrology, toxicology and substance abuse, Haematology and behavioural disorders. It covers the initial aspect of patient assessment and medical skills related to all above topics.
This course is designed to provide more focus on practical trauma instruction. It covers blunt trauma, penetrating trasuma, haemorrhage and shock, soft tissue trauma, burn conditions, musculoskeletal trauma and gaining access and extrication. It also covers the initial aspect of student’s traumatic skills related to the above topics.
Obstetrics and Pediatric Emergencies
This course is covers medical evaluation and treatment of gynecological, obstetrics, and pediatric patients. Initial patient assessment and medical skills related to all above topics.
EMC Operations І
This course prepares the paramedic student to take part in the management of emergency incidents in pre-hospital environment such as vehicle accidents, other major incidents related to injury triangle (driver, road, vehicle) It covers materials related to ambulance operations, medical incident management, vehicle extrication and special rescue awareness & operations, hazardous materials incidents, disasters, crime scene awareness, rural ems, and responding to terrorist acts. Major topics covered.
Special Patient Populations
This course covers advanced patient assessment techniques in special patient populations. Topics include initial assessment, medical trauma history, field impression, complete physical exam process, on-going assessment, and documentation skills. It also includes scenarios and problem-based assessment management.
EMC Operations ІІ
This course prepares the paramedic student to theoretical and practical foundations that are necessary for pre-planning and management of mass gathering events with a special focus on, sports and other mass gathering events. This will also cover management of incidents involving multiple casualties with multiple agencies like police, fire, hazmat, and NDRF. Topics include foundations of disaster planning, incident command system, weapons of mass destruction, response issues, and hazardous materials incidents.
This course focuses on advanced cardiology, identification of life threatening and non-life-threatening cardiac emergencies. It includes how to analyze standard 3-lead (revision) and 12-lead Electrocardiogram (EKG) information and determine a plan of action. Management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies using the American Heart Association standards will be covered.
This course introduces the paramedic student to advanced level of trauma and trauma systems to perform comprehensive patient assessment with various injury patterns, recognizing and managing face and neck injuries, head and spine injuries, chest injuries, abdominal and genito-urinary trauma and managing and resuscitating patient with critical care injuries.
Paramedic Clinical Practice І
This course prepares student for paramedic clinical practice that consist of specific number of distributed rotations on the ambulances to perform hands on skills at a basic and intermediate level such as patient assessment, physical examination, vital signs, and others in the triage section, and performing intermediate skills like intravenous insertion and medication administration.
Paramedic Clinical Practice ІI
This course prepares the student for paramedic clinical practice that consist of specific number of distributed rotations inside the hospital settings in ERS, ICU, SICU, RICU, PICU, NICU, CCU to perform hands on skills at a basic level such as patient assessment, physical examination, vital signs, and others in the triage section, and performing advanced skills like intravenous insertion, medication administration and advance management of cardiopulmonary emergencies and special consideration situations including paediatrics’ and geriatrics, and procedures taught thus far in the program.
Specialized Emergency Care
This course introduces the student to the concepts of involvement in specialized scenarios and situations such as military field medicine including environmental emergencies, aviation medicine, and diving medicine. This course will cover paediatric advanced life support (PALS). It also covers the initial aspect of patient assessment and medical skills related to all above topics.
Paramedic Clinical Practice ІІI
This course prepares students for paramedic clinical practice that consist of ambulance rotations out of hospital settings in pre-hospital care settings to perform hands on skills at a basic level such as patient lifting and moving, patient assessment, physical examination, vital signs, and performing advanced skills like intravenous insertion, medication administration and advance management of cardiopulmonary emergencies and special considerations situation including paediatrics’ and geriatrics, procedures taught thus far in the program.
This course provides students with the opportunity to apply research skills and carry out a research project related to the major program under the supervision of a faculty member. Students will be required to conduct literature review and perform data collection, statistical analysis, writing up of the research paper. Students participating in research must complete CITI program (https://about.citiprogram.org/en/homepage/) for research ethics and compliance training prior to submitting research proposals.
Paramedic Clinical Practice ІV
This course prepares student to advanced paramedic clinical practice that consist clinical/field rotation of 16 weeks period. It is an essential component of the EMCM program, which will serve as a summative or ‘capstone’ evaluation of their achievement of the objectives and goals of the program. This paramedic clinical/field internship rotations are intended to offer internship paramedics both a positive learning opportunity and real-life experiences, in assessing, treating and managing real patients while being guided by experienced and competent emergency health care professionals. The purpose of this rotation is to allow advanced paramedic to act as the ‘in charge’ medic. They are expected to be able to ‘run’ the call at the same level of competence as an entry-level paramedic. In addition to the appropriate interaction, assessment and management of all patients, the student should focus on the overall integration of everything they have learned as well as ‘scene management’. During this advanced clinical practice rotation, paramedic students should participate in all basic and advanced EMS procedures related to patient assessment and management, ACLS interventions, use of mechanical ventilators, perform neuro-vitals and use advanced monitoring devices. Students must be exposed to patients of different ages and with various pathologies. Ideally, they should be responding and receiving satisfactory ratings.