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Paramedic clinical concentration

The paramedic clinical concentration curriculum consists of 60 credit hours of general education and pre-professional courses earned in the preparatory program administered by the University College, and the 57 credits of EMSA core credits and three credits of electives outlined below. Admission into the upper-level paramedic clinical concentration is competitive. Satisfactory completion of the two-year preparatory program does not constitute admission to the upper-level professional program at the School of Medicine. Applicants to this concentration must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the pre-professional and general education courses (including EMSA 200, 201 and 202) taken the first two years.

Curriculum outline

Junior year: 30 credit hours
EMSA 300 Foundation of Paramedic Practice
EMSA 310 Clinical Practicum I
EMSA 320 Field Practicum I
EMSA 340 Fundamentals of Pathophysiology
EMSA 360 Field Operations and Safety
EMSA 400 Principles of Pharmacology
EMSA 405 Advanced Patient Assessment
EMSA 411 Clinical Practicum II
EMSA 421 Field Practicum II
EMSA 441 Basic Electrocardiography
EMSA 443 Cardiopulmonary Medicine

Senior year: 30 credit hours
EMSA 412 Clinical Practicum III
EMSA 422 Field Practicum III
EMSA 430 Trauma
EMSA 440 Medical Emergencies
EMSA 442 Advanced Electrocardiography
EMSA 445 Assessment-based Management
EMSA 450 Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics
EMSA 470 Summative Field Internship
EMSA 471 Summative Senior Seminar
EMSA 472 Professional Issues in EMS
General elective



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