Paramedicine

Diploma Program
PT12

Program Description
The paramedicine diploma program prepares students to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system. The paramedicine diploma program prepares students for employment in paramedic positions in today’s health services field. The paramedic diploma program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills from the EMT/EMT-I 1985/AEMT levels to a paramedic level.

The program is approved by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of EMS and Trauma. The EMS program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350

Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic certification examination and apply for licensure with the Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST) as a paramedic. (Program Length: 5 Semesters Minimum)

Entrance Requirements
In addition to the standard college entrance requirements, those applying to the paramedicine diploma program must hold current certification and/or licensure as an: EMT I/85; EMT I/99; or AEMT. Criminal background checks and drug screens are required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

Employment Opportunities
Emergency Medical Services, hospital emergency departments, aeromedical transport, armed forces, industry, urgent care clinics, physicians’ offices, local fire and police service.

Gainful Employment


COURSE TITLE NUMBER CREDITS

Essential General Education Courses

 

6

Fundamentals of English I

ENGL 1010

3

Foundations of Mathematics

MATH 1012

3

Essential Technical Courses

 

51

First Year Experience

FYES 1000

2

Structure and Function of the Human Body

ALHS 1011

5

Foundations of Paramedicine

EMSP 2110

3

Applications of Pathophysiology for Paramedics

EMSP 2120

3

Advanced Resuscitative Skills for Paramedics

EMSP 2130

3

Advanced Cardiovascular Concepts

EMSP 2140

4

Therapeutic Modalities of Cardiovascular Care

EMSP 2310

3

Therapeutic Modalities of Medical Care

EMSP 2320

5

Therapeutic Modalities of Trauma Care

EMSP 2330

4

Therapeutic Modalities for Special Patient Populations

EMSP 2340

4

Clinical Applications for the Paramedic I

EMSP 2510

2

Clinical Applications for the Paramedic II

EMSP 2520

2

Clinical Applications for the Paramedic III

EMSP 2530

2

Clinical Applications for the Paramedic IV

EMSP 2540

1

Clinical Applications for the Paramedic V

EMSP 2550

1

Clinical Applications for the Paramedic VI

EMSP 2560

1

Clinical Applications for the Paramedic VII

EMSP 2570

1

Field Internship for the Paramedic

EMSP 2710

2

Practical Applications for the Paramedic

EMSP 2720

3

 

Total Hours

57

**Suggested First Semester classes: FYES 1000, ENGL 1010, ALHS 1011, and MATH 1012