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Paramedicine (PARA)
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Program Overview:
Graduates of the Paramedicine program will have the knowledge and skills needed to perform pre-hospital medical and trauma advanced life support. With hands-on experience, students will learn how to accurately assess a patient’s condition, operate a cardiac monitor, interpret EKGs, initiate intravenous solutions, and administer lifesaving medications. With the use of advanced patient simulators, students will learn and develop lifesaving skills such as surgical cricothyrotomy, needle thoracostomy, and endotracheal intubation. This program follows the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and fulfills the prescribed requirements that are currently approved by the EMTP practice by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

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Semester 1
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SP2020
EPM 2200
Foundations of Paramedicine
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This course is designed to explore the concepts of human anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and pharmacology as related to the practice of Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic in today’s health care arena. Five credits will be awarded each time student successfully completes the course. Total number of credits that may be applied to a degree shall be five credits.

LSC 2110
General Microbiology
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This course is an introduction to microbiology and microorganisms. A survey of major viruses, mycoplasmas, chlamydiae, rickettsiae, eubacteria, protozoa, and fungi along with their morphologies, cytologies, structures, functions, and habitats will be included. Major emphasis will be placed on the roles of pathogenic microbes and their affects on the health and well being of human life. Asepsis, disinfection, bacterial culturing, staining, microscopy, standard universal precautions, human microbial diseases, and immunology will also be covered. Laboratory exercises will be incorporated to support these topics. PREREQUISITE: 2 years high school biology, OR LSC 1101 General Biology I or equivalent, OR consent of instructor.

LSC 2111
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
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This course will study the structures and functions and cells, tissues, organs, and some organ systems of the human body. These systems include: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, urinary, and reproductive. Fluids, electrolytes, acids, and bases are also discussed. Human cadavers or alternative selected mammal will be used to reinforce anatomical laboratory skills. Physiological mechanisms will also be emphasized. PREREQUISITE: Two years of high school biology or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Term Total
13
Semester 2
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SP2020
EPM 2204
Paramedic I
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This class explores the concepts and skills of the EMT- Paramedic necessary for fluid replacement therapy, ALS medications, advanced airway management procedures, ambulance operations, vehicle extrication and special rescue. Included is a discussion of EMS systems, workforce safety and wellness, public health, and career development. Student will explore occupation, history, and leadership skills. Assessment/management: accident scene, growth and development, and airway. Students will also identify medical, legal, and ethical issues. PREREQUISITE: EPM 2200.

LSC 2112
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
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This course completes the study of the structure and function of human organ systems including nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, and digestive. Human cadavers or alternative selected mammal will be used to reinforce anatomical laboratory skills. Physiological mechanisms will be emphasized. PREREQUISITE: LSC 2111 Human Anatomy and Physiology I or its equivalent, or consent of instructor.

PSY 1101
General Psychology I
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A survey of the study of human and animal behavior with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary psychological investigation. Topics may include the biology of behavior, sensation, motivation, emotion, life-span development of behavior, personality, abnormal behavior and its therapies, social behavior, and individual differences. NO PREREQUISITE.

NOTE:
PSY 1101 satisfies the IECC human diversity requirement.
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16
Semester 3
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SP2020
ENG 1111
Composition I
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Composition I is an introductory course in composition and rhetoric emphasizing expository prose. Major focus is on organization, paragraph structure, and elimination of mechanical errors. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used for humanities credit.)

EPM 2205
Paramedic II
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This course Integrates assessment findings with principles of epidemiology and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for a patient with a medical complaint. Course also includes additional certifications including: ACLS, PALS, PEPP, and NRP. PREREQUISITES: Current EMT-B licensure, current American Heart Association CPR Certification (BLS for Healthcare Providers), EPM 2200 and EPM 2204 or consent of program director.

SPE 1101
Fundamentals of Effective Speaking
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Short informative and persuasive speeches are prepared and presented. This course places emphasis on selection and organization of materials, methods of securing interest and attention, and elements of delivery as well as characteristics of effective criticism and listening.

Term Total
15.5
Semester 4
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SP2020
ENG 1121
Composition & Analysis
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ENG 1121 provides further training and practice in the comprehension and expression of written English. It focuses on organization, logic, and correct research techniques and format, including American Psychological Association and/or Modern Language Association parenthetical noting and bibliographic citations. It also includes an introduction to one genre of literature and the writing of a critical analysis of a piece of literature. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. PREREQUISITE: ENG 1111 Composition I. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used as humanities credit)

EPM 2206
Paramedic III
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This course is the final course of the Paramedicine Program series and includes the in-depth education, knowledge, and skills associated with the assessment and treatment of the trauma patient. This course incorporates ITLS certification as well as the capstone internship. PREREQUISITE: Current EMT-B licensure, current American Heart Association CPR Certification (BLS for Healthcare Providers), EPM 2200, 2204, and 2205 or consent of program director. Lecture / Lab. Seven credits will be awarded each time student successfully completes the course. Total number of credits that may be applied to a degree shall be seven credits.

EPM 2207
Paramedic IV-Capstone
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This course is the field internship for the Paramedicine Education Program. Students will go on ambulance calls with precepts and be responsible for documentation, utilizing the Capstone Field Internship Call Worksheet form and the FISDAP web-based application. PREREQUISITE: Current EMT-B licensure, current American Heart Association CPR Certification (BLS for Healthcare Providers), EPM 1200, EPM 2204, EPM 2205, and EPM 2206 (80% or higher), grade greater or equal to 80% for the Oral Examination at the end of EPM 2206, all clinical requirements and assessments completed, or consent of program director. Three and one-half credits will be awarded each time student successfully completes the course. Total number of credits that may be applied to a degree shall be three and one-half credits.

PSY 2109
Human Growth and Development
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This course is a study of the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of the individual across the entire human lifespan. Emphasis is placed upon development of emotional states, typical patterns of adjustments, principles of human growth, and practical applications of research findings to everyday life. PREREQUISITE: PSY 1101 General Psychology I or consent of instructor.

Term Total
16.5
Program Total
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