Paramedicine Associate Degree Curriculum — Licensed Paramedics
Core Courses 40 hours
- EMC 104: Healthcare Basic Life Support
- EMC 110: Introduction to Emergency Medical Care*
- EMC 300: Emergency Operations and Behavioral Crisis*
- EMC 303: Introduction to Cardiology*
- EMC 305: Prehospital Management of OB/GYN/Pediatrics*
- EMC 310: Advanced Cardiology
- EMC 315: Pediatric Advance Life Support
- EMC 320: Advanced Life Support: Trauma
- EMC 342L: Advanced Clinical I Lab
- EMC 352L: Advanced Clinical II Lab
- EMC 380: Advanced Prehospital Theory: Medical**
- EMC 382: Prehospital Theory: Trauma**
*Credit by departmental exam is available. Contact your program advisor or program coordinator for information about fees and testing procedures.
**After successful completion of EMC 380 and EMC 382 students will be awarded credit for the following 18 hours of core courses due to our NREMT-P certification requirement:
- EMC 335: Advanced Life Support: Medical Emergencies I
- EMC 340: Advanced Life Support: Medical Emergencies II
- EMC 342: Advanced Clinical I
- EMC 352: Advanced Clinical II
- EMC 360: Advanced Field Internship
- EMC 362: Advanced Field Internship II
Supporting Course Requirements 6 hours
Select two of the following:
- BIO 301: Human Physiology
- EMC 130: Human Systems for Assessment
- ENG 101 AND ENG 102: Reading, Writing and Rhetoric
EKU General Education Requirements 18 hours
(See catalog for details.)
Total Hours Required for Degree Completion 64 hours
For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the university undergraduate catalog.
(1) I, II, A. Basic cardiac life support skills for healthcare student or professional in accord with peer-reviewed American Heart Association (AHA) scientific guidelines. Course completion documentation when AHA requirements met. Maximum 6 enrollments for renewal. 0.25 Lec/0.75 Lab.
(6) I, II, A. Prerequisite or corequisite: EMC 104. Prehospital basic life support concepts, skills, and field clinical experience for entry level Emergency Medical Technician-Basic adhering to national curricula. Meets eligibility requirements for state certification and national registration examinations. 3 Lec/6 Lab.
(2) II, A. Role and responsibilities of EMT-Paramedic, components of EMS systems, medical/legal considerations, and communications in advanced and basic life support settings.
(1) I, A. Pathophysiology and advanced level prehospital management of antepartum, parturition, postpartum, and gynecological emergencies. Assessment, care, and transportation of the neonate.
(1) I, A. Concepts and management of emotional and psychological emergencies applied to prehospital crisis intervention.
(3) I, II, A. Introduction to classification, nature, and uses of medications. Pharmacological agents utilized in prehospital health care setting emphasized.
(3) I, II, A. Cardiac anatomy, physiology, and electrophysiology related to ECG. Proficient ECG interpretation skills emphasized.
(2) II, A. Prerequisites and/or corequisites: EMC 240, EMC 225, and 335; or departmental approval. Advanced diagnostics, interventions, and management of cardiovascular emergencies to include cardiac resuscitation adhering to the standards of the American Heart Association. AHA ACLS Provider required for course completion. 1 Lec/ 2 Lab.
(1) A. Assessment, recognition, and intervention for infant or child with cardiopulmonary arrest or shock. Adheres to American Heart Association and Academy of Pediatrics cognitive and performance standards. AHA PALS Provider evidence of course completion available.
(3) II, A. Prerequisites: EMC 115, 240, BIO 171, 301. Prehospital management of complex patients with multiple systems failure secondary to trauma related pathologies.
(3) I, A. Prerequisites: EMC 240, BIO 171, 301, EMC 115, 225, and department approval. Pathophysiology and advanced level prehospital management of emergencies of the respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, nervous, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and reproductive systems.
(3) II, A. Prerequisite: EMC 335. Pathophysiology and advanced level prehospital management of emergencies involving anaphylaxis, toxicology, alcoholism, drug abuse, infectious diseases, environmental hazards, and pediatric and geriatric patients.
(3) I, A. Corequisite: EMC 335 and EMC 342L. Integration of basic and advanced life support concepts and psychomotor skills in patient care situations developed through supervised assignments in various hospital settings.
(0) Corequisite: EMC 335 and EMC 342. Integration of basic and advanced life support concepts and psychomotor skills in patient care situations developed through supervised assignments in various hospital setting.
(3) II, A. Prerequisite: EMC 342. Corequisites: EMC 320 and 340 and EMC 352L. Hospital assignments allow continued development and application of cognitive and psychomotor skills in critical situations. Autonomous decision-making skills developed under supervision through increased participation in patient care.
(0) Pre-requisite: EMC 342 and 342L. Corequisite: EMC 340 and EMC 352. Hospital assignments allow continued development and application of cognitive and psychomotor skills in critical situations. Autonomous decision-making and critical thinking skills in clinical situations developed under supervision through increased participation in patient care.
(2) A. Prerequisites: EMC 205, 212, 215, 310, 320, and 352. Minimum 120 hours supervised experience on paramedic ambulance. Progresses from advanced emergency care delivery observation to beginning team member responsibilities.
(4) A. Prerequisite or corequisite: EMC 360. Continuation of supervised experience on advanced life support ambulance. Assumes team member role with progression to team leader. Minimum advanced internship experience requires 500 hours.
(4) A. Prerequisites: certification, EMT-Paramedic and admission to EMC major. Foundation classes for paramedic students which focuses on pathophysiological basis for prehospital interventions and management. Includes in-depth history and assessment skills.
(4) A. Prerequisites: certification, EMT-Paramedic and admission to EMC major. Foundation course for paramedic students which focuses on pathophysiological basis for prehospital interventions and management in trauma settings. Includes in-depth history and assessment skills.