PARAMEDICINE (PT13)

The Paramedicine Associate of Applied Science degree 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 degree program prepares students for employment in paramedic positions in today's health services field. The Paramedic degree 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.

Associate Degree
Program Length 67 Credit Hours
Education Requirements High School graduate or GED recipient; Minimum age: 18
Entrance Dates Fall Semester
Offered Macon Campus

Paramedicine Curriculum
   

Credit Hours

General Education Core Courses 15
Area I - Language Arts/Communication  
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
     
Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences  
XXXX xxxx Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
3
     
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics
  Choose one Mathematics course:
MATH 1100 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning 3
  OR  
MATH 1101 Mathematical Modeling (3)
  OR  
MATH 1111 College Algebra (3)
     
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts  
XXXX xxxx Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3
     
XXXX xxxx General Education Core Elective (Areas I - IV)
3
     
Occupational Courses 52
BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology Lab I 1
BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL 2114L Anatomy and Physiology Lab II 1
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 67