Health, Wellness and Sciences

Advanced Care Paramedic

General information

Program code
PARM
Duration
3 Semesters (1 Year)
Credential
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Campuses

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2017 Barrie

Program description

This one year program is designed to provide paramedics with advanced knowledge and skills for practicing emergency health care and to prepare them to function as a leader in emergency situations. Graduates of the program will have demonstrated the ability to safely and competently care for patients of all ages and administer advanced medical treatment measures. The program is comprised of classroom instruction, skills and patient simulation labs, clinical placement and field placement.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Canadian Medical Association.

Admission information

Admission requirements

- Two-year Ontario College Primary Care Paramedic diploma, and a current Advanced Emergency Medical Care Attendant (A-EMCA) license or equivalent

  • A minimum 2,000 hours or 1 year experience in an urban EMS setting, or equivalent, is required.

Admission details

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission to this program:

  • Two-year Ontario College Primary Care Paramedic diploma, and a current Advanced Emergency Medical Care Attendant (A-EMCA) license or equivalent. A minimum 2,000 hours or 1 year experience in an urban EMS setting, or equivalent, is required.

Selection process

Applicants will be selected based on EMS experience, resumé, reference letter(s) and selection testing in Primary Care Paramedic Theory:

  • Resume containing information about your academic background, related work experience, volunteer experience and extracurricular activities, etc., including detailed EMS experience.
  • Reference letter from a Base Hospital and/or Medical Director
  • Selection testing in primary care paramedic theory will be done at this time;
  • If English is not your first language, refer to the English Language Proficiency Policy.

Pathways

View the Advanced Care Paramedic articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

Courses

Mandatory Courses

PARM1000 Advanced Pharmacology
PARM1001 Advanced Patient Care Theory 1
PARM1002 Advanced Care Paramedic Skills
PARM1003 Advanced Patient Care Theory 2
PARM1004 Advanced Professional Practice
PARM1005 Advanced Patient Care Simulation
PARM1006 Unifying Concepts in Paramedicine
PARM1007 Clinical Practice

Internship

PARM1008 Field Internship

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