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Paramedic

Paramedic Ontario College Diploma

What is Paramedic?

Students are prepared with the knowledge and skills to practice emergency out-of-hospital medical/trauma care and to function as an integral member of the health care team in assisting victims of injury or illness. Graduates of the program will have demonstrated the ability to safely and competently care for a diverse population in emergency and non-emergency situations. They will also be expected to administer medical interventions, including controlled medical acts, and provide compassionate care. The program is comprised of classroom, laboratory, hospital clinical and field placement experience.

Accredited by the Canadian Medical Association.

Important selection information for this program

This is a highly competitive program. Get more information.

Important admissions information for this program

All accepted applicants must possess a minimum of an Ontario G2 driver’s licence. Submission is due prior to July 31, 2016. Extensions will not be permitted. A G licence is also acceptable. Take a photo or scan of the front and back of your licence and send it by email to G2licence@georgiancollege.ca. Information on this process was included with all offers of acceptance. If you are unsure about this process, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
PARA
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
4 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Contact:
Amy Wilson
Email:
Amy.Wilson@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1173

Students are prepared with the knowledge and skills to practice emergency out-of-hospital medical/trauma care and to function as an integral member of the health care team in assisting victims of injury or illness. Graduates of the program will have demonstrated the ability to safely and competently care for a diverse population in emergency and non-emergency situations. They will also be expected to administer medical interventions, including controlled medical acts, and provide compassionate care. The program is comprised of classroom, laboratory, hospital clinical and field placement experience.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • utilize the process and criteria provided for primary and secondary patient assessment to determine manifestations and priorities of treatment


  • evaluate priorities of assessment and effectiveness of interventions selected in response to changes in assessment findings and or conditions


  • practice effective and safe care by following established policies and procedures, current legislation, regulations and standards


  • integrate and perform controlled medical acts


  • communicate with patients, utilizing therapeutic approaches


  • communicate and work collaboratively as a member of an interprofessional team


  • provide safe operation and necessary readiness checks of emergency vehicles and equipment


  • maintain the level of physical fitness required by the profession


  • employ environmentally sustainable practices within the profession


  • apply basic social entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.
Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

The Paramedic Program is accredited by the Canadian Medical Association.

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

- Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)

- Grade 11 or 12 Biology (C or U)

- Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry (C or U)

All applicants must possess a minimum G2 driver's licence (applicants with demerit points may not be eligible for employment).

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U); plus Grade 12 College Mathematics (MAP4C or MCT4C), or any Grade 12 University Math; plus Grade 11 College or Grade 11 or 12 University Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U, SBI4U); plus Grade 12 College Chemistry or Grade 11 or 12 University Chemistry (SCH3U, SCH4C, SCH4U)

All applicants must possess a minimum G2 driver licence (applicants with demerit points may not be eligible for employment). Applicants are not required to submit proof of G2 licence until an offer of acceptance has been issued. Information on submission will be included in the acceptance letter.

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics, and biology and chemistry courses taken at Georgian College

- College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Pre-health Sciences*

- Equivalent courses in English and mathematics, and biology and chemistry taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and mathematics, and biology and chemistry

- Mature student testing in English and mathematics, and testing/challenge exam in biology and chemistry that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) plus biology and chemistry

- English, Literature or Communication and mathematics credit courses and most biology and chemistry credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

- If home schooled, applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics, and testing/challenge exam in biology and chemistry that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Applicants must have up to date immunizations, valid Standard First Aid, CPR Level HCP certificate, Criminal Reference and Vulnerable Sector Checks prior to start of program. Refer to Additional Information on the program outline for information.

Please note that this is a higly competitive program. Recommended minumum grade in required subjects is 80%.

IMPORTANT ADMISSIONS INFORMATION FOR FALL 2016

All accepted applicants must possess a minimum of an Ontario G2 driver's licence. Submission is due prior to July 31, 2016. Extensions will not be permitted. A ‘G’ licence is also acceptable. Take a photo or scan of the front and back of your licence and send it by email to G2licence@georgiancollege.ca. Information on this process was included with all offers of acceptance. If you are unsure about this process please contact registrar@georgiancollege.ca

23 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

3 General Education Courses

2 Field Placements

All applicants must write an admission test (HOAE). Selection is based on admission

requirements, academic grades and testing results.

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

BIOL1023 Anatomy and Physiology - Introduction
BIOL1024 Human Pathophysiology - Introduction
BIOL1025 Anatomy and Physiology - Advanced
BIOL1026 Human Pathophysiology - Advanced
PARA1002 Paramedic Fitness Training
PARA1003 Patient Care Theory 1
PARA1005 Medico Legal Aspects
PARA1008 Patient Care Theory 2
PARA1009 Patient Care Procedures - Intermediate
PARA1011 Hospital Clinical 1
PARA1012 Communication for Paramedic
PARA1013 Patient Care Procedures - Introduction
PARA1014 Crisis Intervention for Paramedic
PARA1015 Ambulance Operations - Theory
PARA1016 Ambulance Operations - Lab
PARA2000 Patient Care Theory 3
PARA2002 Advanced Skills Theory
PARA2005 Hospital Clinical 2
PARA2008 Paramedic Review
PARA2010 Pharmacology
PARA2011 Patient Care Procedures - Advanced
PARA2012 Leadership and Professionalism
PARA2013 Advanced Skills Lab
Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
General Education Courses

To be selected from College list
Field Placements
PARA2006 Ambulance Field Experience
PARA2009 Ambulance Field Consolidation

Before enrolling in this program, applicants should be aware that under the provisions of the Ambulance Act, employment as a paramedic is prohibited to any individual who, in the past year has:

- Received six or more demerit points on his/ her driving record

- Had his/ her driver’s license suspended in the previous two years

- Been prohibited from driving under the Criminal Code of Canada within the past three years

- OR has been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude for which she/ he has not been pardoned.

These regulations can be found under the Ambulance Act of Ontario.

Completion of college immunization record.

Applicants must have up-to-date immunization records (Clinical Preparedness Permit) in compliance with the Public Hospitals Act and the Ontario Ambulance Act. Completion and submission of this record is required prior to your first placement in order to ensure your placement in hospital clinical and field placements.

In order to provide quality practicum placements, students will be placed in a variety of agencies and services . While every effort is made to arrange placements in the planned sequence, placements are dependent upon availability and may need to be completed at a later date. Students are required to provide their own transportation.

Students must also have completed a current Health Care Provider Level CPR (HCP) and Standard First Aid (includes theory and practice in artificial respiration, one and two person CPR, infant and child CPR, bag-valve-mask ventilation and defibrillation with an automated external defibrillator (AED) and provide proof of certification. Online courses are NOT acceptable. All certifications must be renewed annually. Students must also complete a mask fit test during the first semester of classes and this is also to be renewed every year.

** CRIMINAL REFERENCE CHECK **

Placement agencies require an up-to-date clear criminal reference check and vulnerable sector check prior to going out on placement. Students should obtain their criminal reference three months prior to placement; checks conducted earlier may not be considered current. As some jurisdictions require longer lead-time for processing, please check with the program coordinator to ensure you allow for sufficient turn-around time. It is the students responsibility to provide the completed document prior to placement start.

NOTE: Individuals who have been charged or convicted criminally and not pardoned will be prohibited from proceeding to a clinical or work placement.

View the Paramedic articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

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Jeff Pham

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Program:

Paramedic (formerly Primary Care Paramedic)

Year:

2012


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Rob has been in the emergency medical services (EMS) industry since 1984 and currently teaches in both the Paramedic and Advanced Care Paramedic programs. He is also a former critical care flight paramedic and currently works part-time as an advanced care paramedic (ACP) in southern Ontario. Rob is a published author, researcher, blogger and podcaster. He speaks at conferences across Canada and internationally. Read more...

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Uniformed alumnus Jeff Pham

Jeff Pham

Primary Care Paramedic, Toronto EMS

Program:

Paramedic (formerly Primary Care Paramedic)

Year:

2012


The biggest thing I learned at Georgian was professionalism. I now understand the importance of being punctual, a clean uniform, good hygiene, how to provide care for my patients even when I'm having a bad day. Read more...

Darryl Hardy poses for picture

Darryl Hardy

Primary Care Paramedic, County of Simcoe

Program:

Paramedic

Year:

2013


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Jennifer Cameron

Primary Care Paramedic, Brant County Ambulance

Program:

Paramedic

Year:

2012


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For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Amy Wilson
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1173

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