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Paramedicine Major Courses

This section details the core courses in the EMS Paramedicine Major, the required entry courses, and the recommended courses for the Major. Required entry courses are those courses that must be completed before entry into the EMS Paramedicine Major. Recommended courses are courses that are not required, but would serve to facilitate learning in the paramedicine profession and enhance opportunities for growth and career advancement. The EMS Paramedicine Major Courses are the core courses in the two-year concentration of paramedicine. All courses in the core content of the EMS Paramedicine Major must be successfully completed to be eligible for Program completion.  Completing these courses does not guarantee admission to Central Washington University or acceptance into the degree program or major.

It is important to note that all General Education requirements must be met prior to enrollment into the EMS Paramedicine major courses.  General Education requirements may be satisfied through an approved academic plan at Central Washington University or by an approved degree to transfer at either the Associates level or Bachelor level.

Required Entry Courses for the Major

The courses that must be completed before entry into the Major of EMS Paramedicine include:

Quarter

Course

Course Title

Credits

Summer Only

EMS 440

Medical Mathematics and Medical Terminology

2

Fall, Wtr, Spr. EMS 247 Wilderness Medicine      2
Fall, Wtr, Spr. EMS 247L Wilderness medicine Lab      1

Fall, Wtr., Spr.

EXSC 350

Anatomy

5

Fall, Wtr., Spr.

EXSC 351

Physiology

5

Total

   

15

 

Recommended Courses for the Major

Recommended courses are courses that may aid the student in academic progression and success within the EMS Paramedicine Major, but are not considered courses in the Major or core courses.  The courses that are recommended for the Major of EMS Paramedicine, but are not required, include:

Course

Course Title

Credits

EMS 245

BIOL 201

Advanced First Aid & Emergency Rescue

Human Physiology*

3

5

BIOL 101

EXSC 350

Fundamentals of Biology*

Human Anatomy & Lab

5

5

EXSC 351

Human Physiology & Lab

5

CHEM 111

Introduction to Chemistry*

4

CHEM 111LAB

Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory*

1

COM 207

Introduction to Communications

4

ENG 102

ENG 310

Composition II – Reasoning & Research*

Technical Writing

4

4

MGT 380

Organizational Management

5

MATH 311

Statistical Concepts and Methods

5

NUTR 101

Introduction to Human Nutrition*

5

PHIL 115

The Meaning of Life*

5

POSC 325

Introduction to Public Policy

3

SOC 101

Social Problems*

5

*Courses that satisfy General Education Requirements

 

Paramedicine Major Core Content Courses

The courses in the EMS Paramedicine Major consist of 105 credits in two academic years. The first academic year (of the two years) in the Major (typically the Junior year) is an extraordinarily academically rigorous year in didactic and clinical preparation for advanced paramedicine practice with emphasis on cognitive comprehension, clinical proficiencies, and professional leadership. The structure of the first year in the Major consists of a highly intense didactic first quarter that progressively yields to a more intensive clinical experience in the next two subsequent quarters. This model helps students to be better prepared for their progressive clinical experiences in the later portion of the first academic year. At the conclusion of the first academic year, students successfully completing all Program requirements for the first year are eligible to take the National Registry of EMTs examination for Paramedic in June of that year. 

The second academic year consists of a comprehensive extension of the traditional paramedic education. This year is designed to develop unique and valuable skills among the Program graduates that will enhance their proficiencies and employment opportunities. All coursework in the second academic year (typically the Senior year) is delivered via distance educations (online) to provide students the opportunity to work as a paramedic and gain experience as they complete their academic requirements in the Major.

To view EMS Paramedicine courses in the CWU Course Catalog, click HERE. The follow tables illustrate the recommended course content and sequence of classes for the two-year concentration in the Major of Paramedicine:

Paramedic Course Schedule (Subject to Change)

First Year

Summer Quarter

Fall Quarter

Course

Course Title

Credits

EMS 335

Paramedicine - I

4

EMS 443

Myocardial Disease & Basic
Electrocardiography

4

EMS 335LAB

Advanced Clinical Practice-I

2

EMS 451

Advanced Trauma Care

3

EMS 350

Paramedicine Instructional Methodologies

2

Total:  

15

Winter Quarter

Course

Course Title

Credits

EMS 337

Paramedicine - III

3

EMS 336

Paramedicine - II

4

EMS 444

12-Lead Electrocardiography

4

EMS 336LAB

Advanced Clinical
Practice – II 

2

EMS 337LAB

Advanced Clinical
Practice – III

2

EMS 459.

Emergencies in Pediatrics/Geriatrics

3

Total:  

18

Spring Quarter

Course

Course Title

Credits

EMS 441

Emergency Pharmacology

3

EMS 493.A

Paramedicine Intership(Hospital)

3

EMS 493.B

Paramedic Intership( field Ride)

4

Total:  

10

Summer

EMS 493.C

 

Paramedic Intership Capstone field time

         5

Yearly Total:  

48

.

Note: The 48 credits earned in the first year of the major, coupled with the 12 credits earned from the required entry courses (5 + 5 + 2) contributed 60 credits toward the major.

Second Year

(Distance Education)

Fall Quarter

Course

Course Title

Credits

EMS 465 Educational Methodoligies 3

EMS 430

Problem-Based Learning - I

4

EMS 455

Introduction to Pathophysiology

3

EMS 460

Research in EMS – I

3

EMS 496

Advanced 12 lead  special topics

4

EMS 480

 

3

Total        

Winter Quarter

Course

Course Title

Credits

EMS 431

Problem-based Learning – II

4

EMS 461

Research in EMS – II

3

EMS 470

Current Topics in Emergency Medicine

3

EMS 475

EMS Response to Terrorism

3

EMS 481

Quality Improvement & Administration in EMS

3

Total

 

16

Spring Quarter

Course

Course Title

Credits

EMS 465

Educational Methodologies in EMS

3

EMS 482

System Analysis of EMS

4

EMS 485

Strategic Planning for EMS

3

EMS 488

Health Policy in EMS

3

EMS 489

Leadership in EMS

3

Total

 

16

   

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Year Total

 

45

     
     

2-Year Total

 

93

Note: Multiple offering of courses to allow completeion and start at any quarter.  Summer courses offered for 4th year starting Summer of 2020.

Note: With EXSC 350, EXSC 351, and EMS 440 (Program-Entry Required Courses), the total credits in the Paramedicine Major is: 105

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