Paramedic

PAR 100: PARAMEDIC INTRODUCTORY SEMINAR

This course is designed to introduce the paramedic student to the EMT-Paramedic Curriculum. Topics include: Orientation to the Curriculum, College Survival Skills, Roles and Responsibilities of the Paramedic, Medical/Legal issues, The Well Being of the Paramedic, Illness and Injury Prevention, Ethics, and Therapeutic Communications. The laboratory section allows for hands-on supervised practice of the topics covered.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: Intro Seminar
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


PAR 101: ADVANCED AIRWAY MANAGEMENT

This lab course is designed to review basic life support airway assessment and management techniques, and develop mastery in the ability to establish and maintain a patient airway, deliver oxygen and ventilate a patient utilizing advanced airway techniques. The focus of this course is on the complex cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary for assessing and managing airway compromise. Student will be introduced to out of hospital pharmacological intervention and surgical airway access in the critical patient. Prerequisite: BIO 115 and EMB 105 with a grade of "C" or better.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


PAR 102: PATHOPHYS & LIFE SPAN DEV

This is an introductory course in pathophysiology as it relates to out of hospital medicine. This course focuses on human responses to illness expressed at the physiologic, pathophysiologic, experiential and behavioral levels. Human responses are examined in terms of assessments appropriate to selected problems, rationale for paramedic and medical interventions, and therapeutic effectiveness. Topics include: General Principles of Pathophysiology and Life Span Development. Prerequisite: BIO 115 with a grade of C or better.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


PAR 106: PHARMACOLOGY

This course is designed to introduce the paramedic student to the categories of pharmacological agents and the application of pharmacological concepts to clinical paramedic practice. Emphasis will be placed on understanding physiological drug actions. Topics include pharmacology intravenous therapy and medication administration. The lab section covers psychomotor skills of medication administration, blood drawing and intravenous therapy. Skills include phlebotomy, intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, intravenous cannulation, intravenous drug administration, inhalation administration, endotracheal drug administration, and sublingual drug administration. Pre-Requisites: BIO115 with a grade of “C” or better. Co-Requisites: PAR 101

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


PAR 107: EMS OPERATIONS

This course is designed to expose the paramedic student to various field operations procedures. Topics include: medical incident command, rescue awareness and operations, hazardous materials awareness and operations, crime scene awareness.

Credits: 2
Type: Lecture
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


PAR 120: CLINICAL I

This clinical course is designed to accompany the Pathophysiology and Pharmacology and Advanced Airway Courses. Clinical rotations focus on the development of triage skills, recognition of disease pathology and progression, intravenous therapy, blood drawing and medication administration skills. Pre or Co-Requisites: EMB105, PAR106 with a grade of ¿C¿ or better in each.

Credits: 2
Type: Lab
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


PAR 201: TRAUMA

This course introduces the paramedic student to specific pathophysiology, assessment and management techniques for trauma patients. Topics include mechanism of injury, hemorrhage and shock, soft tissue trauma, burns, head and facial trauma, spinal trauma, thoracic trauma, abdominal trauma, musculoskeletal trauma and special considerations. The lab section teaches psychomotor skills of the management of the trauma patient. Skills include, trauma patient assessment, airway management of the trauma patient. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab. Prerequisite: PAR101, PAR102, and PAR106 with a grade of C or better.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


PAR 203: CARDIOLOGY AND PULMONOLOGY

This course covers the specific pathophysiology, assessment and management of the respiratory and cardiac systems. Psychomotor skills included are cardiac monitoring, defibrillation, cardioversion, transthoracic pacing, cardiac emergency management and cardiac arrest management. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab. Prerequisite: PAR 106 and PAR102 with a grade of C or better.

Credits: 4
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


PAR 205: MEDICAL EMERGENCIES I

This course covers specific pathophysiology, assessment, and management techniques for common medical conditions encountered in the field. Topics include: Neurology, gastroenterology, urology, endocrinology, toxicology, allergies and anaphylaxis, hematology, infectious and communicable diseases. Special patients and circumstances are also addressed; acute interventions in the home care patient, abuse and assault, behavioral and psychiatric disorders, environmental conditions, and the challenged patient. Pre-Requisites: PAR 102, PAR 106 with a grade of “C” or better.

Credits: 4
Type: Lecture
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


PAR 206: PATIENT ASSESSMENT

This course is designed to integrate the technique of patient assessment from initial assessment of the patient through treatment modalities. Topics include: History taking techniques of physical examination, scene size-up, initial assessment history and physical exam on-going assessment, communications, and documentation. The lab section teaches psychomotor skills of patient assessment, advanced airway, management of ventilation. Pre-Requisites: PAR 201, PAR 203, PAR 205 all with a grade of “C” or better. Co-Requisites: PAR 209

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


PAR 209: MEDICAL EMERGENCIES II

This course focuses on the pathophysiology, assessment techniques and treatment modalities for illness and injury in the area of gynecology, obstetrics, neonates, pediatrics and geriatrics. Complex cognitive theory and psychomotor skills that are necessary for the practice of professional out of hospital emergency care are covered in the lecture and lab component of this course. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab. Pre/Co-Requisites: PAR 205 with a grade of C or better. Co-Requisite: PAR 230

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


PAR 220: CLINICAL II

This clinical course is designed to follow the Advanced Airway Management course (PAR 101) and accompany the Cardiology and Respiratory (PAR 203), Trauma (PAR 201), and Medical Emergencies I (PAR 205) courses. Clinical rotations focus on the development of psychomotor skills and integrative skills. Pre-Requisites: PAR 120 with a grade of ¿C¿ or better. Co-Requisites: PAR 201, PAR 203, PAR 205.

Credits: 2
Type: Lab
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


PAR 230: CLINICAL III

This clinical course is designed to accompany or follow the Medical Emergencies II course. Clinical rotations focus on treatment of special patient populations and special clinical situations and reinforcement of previous clinical lessons learned. Prerequisite: PAR 220 with a grade C or better. Pre- or Co-requisite: PAR203, PAR 206 and PAR 209.

Credits: 2
Type: Lab
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


PAR 240: SUMMATIVE EVALUATION

This summative field evaluation determines if the student is competent to serve as an entry-level clinician. Field rotations place the student in the role of team leader for all calls and expect them to integrate history taking, physical exam and cognitive knowledge into the total management of the patient. Comprehensive examinations evaluate the candidate's knowledge base and psychomotor skills. Pre- or Co-requisite: PAR 230.

Credits: 4
Type: Lab
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


PAR 271: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT I

A special learning experience designed by one or more students with the cooperation and approval of a faculty member. Proposed study plans require departmental approval. Projects may be based on reading, research, community service, work experience or other activities that advance the student's knowledge and competence in the field of paramedic or related areas. The student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 35-50 hours.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


PAR 272: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT II

Similar to PAR 271 except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 70-90 hours.

Credits: 2
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


PAR 273: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT III

Similar to PAR 271 except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 105-135 hours.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014