As modern medicine becomes more of a team effort, the Advance Care Paramedic makes a difference through action-based learning in critical care settings in hospitals. After the completion of the course the students acquire a strong theoretical framework in areas such as anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, treatments for various medical and traumatic emergencies, adult advanced life support, neonatal resuscitation protocol and assessment skills. Opportunities to practice these skills and integrate theory into practice are provided through simulation laboratory classes.
Two year programme - Advance diploma in Advance Care Paramedic
Three year programme - Bachelor of Science (Advance Care Paramedic)
Four year programme - Bachelor of Science Honours (Advance Care Paramedic)
Upon completion of the program, students will achieve the following outcomes:
PO1: Know the principles underlying the profession of paramedicine, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology and disorders recognized and treated by paramedics.
PO2: Demonstrate knowledge of the modalities and skills used in emergency medical services and the ability to assess objectively the evidence for their effectiveness.
PO3: Acquire skills for life-long, self-directed learning to update their knowledge of the practice of paramedicine after completion of their formal studies.
PO4: Acquire the practical skills needed to work as a competent paramedic delivering emergency medical services.
PO5: Assume responsibility for independent judgment in making sound decisions regarding patient management.
PO6: Apply these skills to appropriate, safe, effective and compassionate patient care.
PO7: Understand the use of quality improvement techniques to enhance the accuracy and appropriate of patient care for the paramedic.
PO8: Practice both independently and collaboratively as part of a clinical teams and health care systems.
PO9: Practice according to the ethical principles and legal requirements of the profession of paramedicine.
PO10: Demonstrate cultural competency, respect for diversity and the ability to practice in diverse healthcare settings in a multicultural society.
PO11: Exhibit appropriate skills of interpersonal communication with patients and other members of the health team.
PO12: Assume the multifaceted roles of an active professional, including practitioner, educator, researcher, collaborator, advocate and lifelong learner.
PO13: Understand the responsibilities of all health care workers to contribute to enhancing health and welfare of society.
PO14: Promote advancement of emergency medical services through practice, education and research.