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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.

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.

EXSC 350

Anatomical Kinesiology

5

Fall, Wtr., Spr.

EXSC 351

Scientific Foundations of Health & Fitness

5

Total

  

12

 

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

BIOL 201

Human Physiology*

5

BIOL 355

Human Anatomy and Physiology

5

BIOL 356

Human Anatomy and Physiology

5

CHEM 111

Introduction to Chemistry*

4

CHEM 111LAB

Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory*

1

COM 207

Introduction to Communications

4

ENG 310

Technical Writing

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

Total

 

56

*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.

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

Time

Days(s)

Course

Course Title

Credits

0800-0950

M, W

EMS 335

Paramedicine - I

4

1000-1150

M,W

EMS 443

Myocardial Disease & Basic
Electrocardiography

4

1300-1700

M

EMS 335LAB.A

Advanced Clinical Practice-I
(Section A)

2

1300-1700

W

EMS 335LAB.B

Advanced Clinical Practice-I
(Section B)

2

1330-1530

W

EMS 450

Human Anatomy – Human Cadaver Lab*

1

0830-1030

T, Th

EMS 441

General Pharmacology for Paramedics

3

1200-1500

T, Th

EMS 350

Paramedicine Instructional Methodologies

2

FISDAP

Intern

EMS 493.A

Paramedicine Internship - I

3

Total

   

18-19

Winter Quarter

Time

Days(s)

Course

Course Title

Credits

0800-0920

W, Th

EMS 451

Advanced Trauma
Care

3

0930-1130

W, Th

EMS 336

Paramedicine - II

4

1230-1430

W, Th

EMS 444

12-Lead Electrocardiography

4

1430-1730

W

EMS 336LAB.A

Advanced Clinical
Practice – II (Section A)

2

1430-1730

Th

EMS 336LAB.B

Advanced Clinical
Practice – II (Section B)

2

FISDAP

Intern

EMS 493.B

Paramedicine Internship – II

4

Total

   

17

Spring Quarter

Time

Days(s)

Course

Course Title

Credits

0830-1000

W, Th

EMS 459

Emergencies in Pediatric/Geriatric Care

3

1000-1130

W, Th

EMS 337

Paramedicine – III

3

1300-1600

W

EMS 337LAB.A

Advanced Clinical Practice – III
(Section A)

2

1500-1600

Th

EMS 337LAB.B

Advanced Clinical Practice – III
(Section B)

2

FISDAP

Intern.

EMS 493.C

Paramedicine Internship – III

5

Total

   

13

    

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Year Total

   

50-51

*EMS 450 is an elective for those students that did not take EXSC 350 and EXSC 351

*N.B.: In each quarter, students must take either Section A or Section B of the Lab course. In the Fall Quarter, students attending EMS 450 must take EMS 335LAB.A (Section A)

Second Year

(Distance Education)

Fall Quarter

Course

Course Title

Credits

EMS 430

Problem-Based Learning - I

4

EMS 455

Introduction to Pathophysiology

3

EMS 460

Research in EMS – I

3

EMS 480

Financial Analysis of EMS Systems

3

Total

 

13

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

 

95-96

Note: With EXSC 350, EXSC 351, and EMS 440 (Program-Entry Required Courses), the total credits in the Paramedicine Major is: 105-106