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  • Objectives
    The practice of paramedicine requires high levels of accuracy, responsibility, and accountability and is founded on caring and compassion. Graduates of this program will have demonstrated the ability to integrate complex knowledge, skills, and attitudes in a variety of patient-related situations and practice settings. Since the profession is recognized as having a strong physical basis and as having a high-stress component, graduates will have developed plans to promote their personal health and well-being. Graduates of this program are eligible to write the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Advanced Emergency Medical Assistant exam. Graduates of this program are also eligible for employment as a Paramedic in the province of Ontario.
  • Practical experience
    There is a clinical placement componenet associated with this program.
  • Academic Title
    Paramedic Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    Level 1    Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • BSCI-1013    Crisis Intervention for Paramedics 1     3.00
    • COMM-1015    Professional Comm. for Paramedics 1     2.00
    • LAWS-1003    Medico - Legal Aspects of Emergencies     2.00
    • PARA-1001    Patient Care 1     4.00
    • PARA-1002    Anatomy & Physiology     3.00
    • PARA-1003    Patient Care Procedures 1     2.00
    • FLDP-1005    Paramedic Practice 1     1.60
    • PHRE-1003    Physical Education     2.00

    Level 2    Credits

    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • BSCI-3003    Crisis Intervention for Paramedics 2     3.00
    • PARA-3001    Patient Care 2     4.00
    • PARA-3002    Anatomy & Physiology     3.00
    • PARA-3003    Patient Care Procedures 2     2.00
    • PARA-1010    Ambulance Operations     2.75
    • PARA-1006    Paramedic Practice 2     4.50
    • PHRE-1006    Physical Education     2.00

    Level 3    Credits

    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • COMM-3009    Professional Comm. for Paramedics 2     2.00
    • PARA-3004    Patient Care 3     5.00
    • PARA-3005    Pharmacology for Paramedics     2.00
    • PARA-3006    Professional Issues     2.00
    • PARA-5001    Patient Care Procedures 3     2.50
    • FLDP-3001    Paramedic Practice 3     3.20
    • PARA-5007    Physical Education 3     2.00

    Level 4    Credits

    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • PARA-5002    Comprehensive Review     2.00
    • FLDP-5001    Paramedic Practice 4     10.40

    Gen Ed Requirement
    Take 9 General Education Credits -
    Normally taken in Levels 1, 2 and 3

    BSCI-1013 -  Crisis Intervention for Paramedics 1

    This course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of the causes, behaviors, and appropriate interventions related to people in crisis situations. The student will be able to identify potential crisis situations, the various behaviors arising whether it be the client's or his/her own. The student will develop variety of behavioral and communicative techniques to intervene effectively in crises situations.

    BSCI-3003 -  Crisis Intervention for Paramedics 2

    This course in a continuation of BSCI1013. Students will gain the knowledge and ability to assess, plan, and intervene appropriately and effectively in a number of specified situations. Emphasis will be on stress management, attending behavior (communication), street strategies and victimization.

    COMM-1015 -  Professional Comm. for Paramedics 1

    This course is designed to introduce students to the formats and principles of effective oral and written communication in the field of paramedicine. Emphasis is on writing documentation and reporting; medical terminology; communication technology; and professionalism and leadership. Students perform both individual and group work, a significant portion of which will be done outside the classroom context.

    COMM-3009 -  Professional Comm. for Paramedics 2

    This course is designed to strengthen and refine students' skills in communicating effectively-in both oral and written format-in the field of paramedicine. This course emphasizes researching and academic writing, technological communication, career development, professionalism, group skills and leadership. Students can expect both individual and group work, a significant portion of which will occur outside the context of the classroom.

    FLDP-1005 -  Paramedic Practice 1

    This is an introductory clinical course designed to provide the student with 'hands-on' exposure to the Ambulance Service and to the role of the Paramedic. Under the supervision of a Paramedic crew, students will observe and participate in patient care as appropriate.

    FLDP-3001 -  Paramedic Practice 3

    This course provides the opportunity for students to gain practical experience in Emergency Medical Services (E.M.S.) in true emergency patient care situations in the community. Under the direct supervision of a paramedic crew the student will review, participate in, and analyze emergency situations which will form a basis for professional practice in the future.

    FLDP-5001 -  Paramedic Practice 4

    This concentrated period of field placement will utilize the preceptor model to allow the student to apply their critical thinking, decision making and psychomoter skills to assess and manage patients in the pre-hospital environment. With the guidance and direction of a preceptor, students will develop an increasing level of independence as they progress through this course.

    LAWS-1003 -  Medico - Legal Aspects of Emergencies

    This course is designed to provide the student with the ability to apply relevant legislation and regulations enacted by Provincial and Federal Governments to the practice of Paramedicine. The course will also present various legal issues, concepts of accountability, responsibility, confidentiality and consent to treatment as they apply to the provision of services by Paramedics.

    PARA-1001 -  Patient Care 1

    This course will present the introductory theory of emergency care as it relates to the assessment and management of a person suffering from selected illness or injury. Applying pathophysiological concepts, students will begin to develop the theoretical rationale to explain alterations in patients' conditions and predict expected changes in assessment findings. Concepts of how to prepare an ambulance for service will also be incorporated into the course.

    PARA-1002 -  Anatomy & Physiology

    PARA1002 is the first of a two-part course incorporating introductory aspects of anatomy and physiology, in order to introduce the study of "normal" structure and function, to facilitate the recognition and interpretation of various homestatic imbalances.

    PARA-1003 -  Patient Care Procedures 1

    Hands-on laboratory sessions designed to prepare students with the introductory skills needed to provide basic emergency care to a victim of an accident or illness and to provide care and protection against further injury during transport.

    PARA-1006 -  Paramedic Practice 2

    Practical experience will be provided in a number of hospital and community settings. Students will apply theoretical content of previous courses through observation and participation in various selected hospital departments and long term care facilities. Students will gain an understanding of the role of long term care, mental health and hospital staff in the continuing care of patients.

    PARA-1010 -  Ambulance Operations

    This course will utilize classroom, simulated situations and hands-on driving experience on a closed course, skid pad and public roads to allow the student to acquire the skills to maintain an emergency vehicle, drive defensively avoiding hazards and to control skids. Students will also develop the ability to: interact with Air Ambulance, utilize two-way radios, and document using EHS branch forms. Students may also have an opportunity to utilize a driving simulator.

    PARA-3001 -  Patient Care 2

    This course is a continuation of Patient Care Theory I. The major emphasis of this course is placed on the responsibilities of the student in assessing, managing and transporting patients in stabilized conditions, emergency situations and situations that may become emergencies. Students will learn the assessment, pathophysiological processes and management of various medical and traumatic problems that may afflict pre-hospital patients.

    PARA-3002 -  Anatomy & Physiology

    This is a continuation from Anatomy and Physiology I of the study of the structure and function of the human body as an integrated whole. The content provides a continuing overview of human body systems. It provides the basis for subsequent study of pathophysiology and patient care procedures.

    PARA-3003 -  Patient Care Procedures 2

    The student will acquire the skills necessary to perform specific assessment and interventions to victims of trauma or to the critically ill. He/she will also learn how to recognize complications and minimize them. The student will apply those selected laboratory skills for the provision of emergency care in various simulated laboratory settings.

    PARA-3004 -  Patient Care 3

    This course is a continuation of Patient Care Theory II. The major emphasis of this course is placed on the responsibilities of the student in assessing, applying the pathophysiological processes, managing and transporting patients in stabilized conditions, emergency situations and situations that may become emergencies. Students will learn the assessment and management of various medical and traumatic problems that may afflict pre-hospital patients.

    PARA-3005 -  Pharmacology for Paramedics

    This course is designed to introduce pharmacologic principles along with the most common classes of drugs encountered by the Paramedic. Basic principles such as sources of drugs, routes of administration, drug action, and drug interactions will be covered as well the pharmacologic* activity of a select group of pharmacologic agents seen in both medical and nonmedical settings by the practicing Paramedic. (*Pharmacologic activity refers to the indications, contraindications, mechanism of action, and adverse effects of a drug.)

    PARA-3006 -  Professional Issues

    This course is designed to develop the student's critical thinking skills in identifying issues surrounding patient care, professionalism, ethics, to name a few, that are relevant to the field of pre-hospital care. This course will also encompass the development of strategies to enable the student to grow in their personal and professional role as a Paramedic. Students will appreciate their responsibility as leaders and agents of change in the practice of Paramedicine.

    PARA-5001 -  Patient Care Procedures 3

    This course is a continuation of PARA-3003. Throughout the course, students will develop their critical thinking, decision making and prioritization skills as they assess and manage increasingly complex situations in patient simulation scenarios. Students will also develop the ability to deliver medications and defibrillatory shocks, initiate and maintain I.V. therapy as per Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care protocols.

    PARA-5002 -  Comprehensive Review

    As the concluding component of the program, students will consolidate key concepts of pre-hospital care. Utilizing a student centered approach, course participants will relate and integrate theoretical concepts previously learned with clinical situations. Challenges of the 'student to Paramedic' transition will be thoroughly discussed. Students will receive individualized feedback following a comprehensive evaluation of their theoretical and practical skills.

    PARA-5007 -  Physical Education 3

    This independent study course is designed to allow students to maintain and further improve their physical fitness and patient lifting capabilities previously developed in Physical Education II and Patient Care Procedures II. Utilizing self goal setting, self monitoring, and self assessment skills, students will develop the positive lifestyle habits necessary for a successful career as a Paramedic.

    PHRE-1003 -  Physical Education

    This course is designed to develop physical fitness (cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular strength and muscular endurance) through interaction with individual training programs and group athletic activities. Students will demonstrate and practice lifting and transferring of patients, utilizing proper posture and safe lifting techniques thus ensuring healthy back care.

    PHRE-1006 -  Physical Education

    This course is designed to further develop physical fitness through training and group athletic activities. Using previously learned techniques, students will further enhance their ability to lift and transfer patients in simulated settings. Leadership and presentation skills will be developed through scenarios and teaching situations. The effects of nutrition on the health of the Paramedic shiftworker will be explored in student centered assignments. Self defense strategies will be identified.

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