PARAMEDICINE (PT12)

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

Conditions for Admission:
Hold current certification and/or licensure as an: EMT I/85 (with successful completion of Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST) EMTI to AEMT update course); EMT I/99; or AEMT. Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

Diploma Program
Program Length 55 Credit Hours
Education Requirements High School graduate or GED recipient; Minimum age: 18
Entrance Dates Fall Semester
Offered Macon Campus

Paramedicine Diploma Curriculum
   

Credit Hours

General Education Core Courses 6
Area I - Language Arts/Communication  
  Choose one (1) of the following English courses:
ENGL 1010

ENGL 1101
Fundamentals of English I
OR
Composition and Rhetoric
3

(3)
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics
  Choose one (1) of the following Mathematics courses:
MATH 1012

MATH 1100

MATH 1101

MATH 1111
Foundations of Mathematics
OR
Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
OR
Mathematical Modeling
OR
College Algebra
3

(3)

(3)

(3)
     
Occupational Courses 49
ALHS 1011 Structure and Function of the Human Body 5
EMSP 2110 Foundations of Paramedicine 3
EMSP 2120 Applications of Pathophysiology for Paramedics 3
EMSP 2130 Advanced Resuscitative Skills for Paramedics 3
EMSP 2140 Advanced Cardiovascular Concepts 4
EMSP 2310 Therapeutic Modalities of Cardiovascular Care 3
EMSP 2320 Therapeutic Modalities of Medical Care 5
EMSP 2330 Therapeutic Modalities of Trauma Care 4
EMSP 2340 Therapeutic Modalities for Special Patient Populations 4
EMSP 2510 Clinical Applications for The Paramedic I 2
EMSP 2520 Clinical Applications for The Paramedic II 2
EMSP 2530 Clinical Applications for The Paramedic III 2
EMSP 2540 Clinical Applications for The Paramedic IV 1
EMSP 2550 Clinical Applications for The Paramedic V 1
EMSP 2560 Clinical Applications for The Paramedic VI 1
EMSP 2570 Clinical Applications for The Paramedic VII 1
EMSP 2710 Field Internship for the Paramedic 2
EMSP 2720 Practical Applications for the Paramedic 3
     
  Total Hours 55