4½ to 5 SemestersProgram Coordinator: Mikitish
The ISU-Meridian Health Science Center, in partnership with Ada County Paramedics, offers the Associate of Science Degree in Paramedic Science. The Paramedic Program at ISU is the only paramedic program in the state offering an Associate of Science degree. ISU’s Paramedic Science program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
ISU’s Paramedic Science program is designed so that individuals receive an Associate of Science in Paramedic Science and are prepared to sit for the Certification Exam offered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). This program allows students to learn the skills needed to recognize, assess, and manage a variety of medical emergencies. The degree provides field experience leading to a paramedic license and further provides coursework to prepare the student for supervisory and administrative positions. Furthermore, because the degree offered by ISU is an accredited Associate of Science degree, it is portable and transferable to other programs, advanced degrees, and other institutions. This transferability allows ISU students to develop pathways to Bachelor of Science degrees such as Nursing and Health Science, or graduate degrees in Public Health or Physician Assistant Studies or to professional schools such as Medicine or Pharmacy.
The ISU Paramedic program of instruction is based on a cohort class. During the first year/phase of the paramedic program, the student is required to complete the general education requirements and prerequisites. Additionally, during the first year the student is required to apply and seek admittance to the second year or paramedic phase. If a student meets the qualifications and are selected they will admitted into the second year of the program. The Paramedic Science degree program is a very competitive program; only those that meet the rigorous requirements are admitted. The second year of the paramedic program consists of two semesters of paramedic courses and clinical placements, and a summer internship.
The ISU-Meridian Paramedic Program will admit up to 20 students annually. These students must have already completed significant pre-enrollment requirements including a current EMT-B certification and current vaccinations, a current CPR certificate, core pre-requisites including Anatomy and Physiology, Biology 101, and Medical Terminology. Once admitted, students would progress through the last two semesters and a summer internship to complete their paramedic degree. Classes will be taught on the Meridian campus and clinical experiences offered at a variety of off-campus settings, including community hospitals and service agencies.
Associate of Science Degree in Paramedic Science
This program will provide students with the skills and knowledge to:
1. Provide care to patients in and out of the hospital setting.
2. Through patient assessments and provision of medical care, they will work to prevent and reduce mortality and morbidity due to illness and injury.
Graduates of the program will also provide public education and health promotion, and participate in injury and illness prevention programs. They will function as facilitators of access to care, as well as be initial treatment providers.The objective of the Associate of Science in Paramedic is to prepare Emergency Medical Technicians with the opportunity to attain an Associate of Science degree in the Paramedic profession. This degree will provide employment and additional education opportunities for the student to become a registered, certified paramedic and work in the paramedic field in Idaho as well as surrounding states.
The Paramedic Program curriculum consists of a pre-professional year followed by three semesters of lecture, laboratory, and clinical field experience, including a three-month field internship. Students who earn the Associate of Science Degree are qualified to take the EMT-P examination through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
Associate of Science Degree in Paramedic Science
BIOL 1101,1101L Biology I, and Lab 4 cr
BIOL 3301,3301L and BIOL 3302,3302L
Anatomy and Physiology, and Labs 8 cr
(the 6 courses above satisfy Goals 4 and 5 via 12-credit rule)
COMM 1101 Principles of Speech 3 cr
(satisfies Goal 2)
ENGL 1101 English Composition 3 cr
ENGL 1102 Critical Reading and Writing 3 cr
(satisfies Goal 1)
HCA 2210 Medical Terminology and Communication 2 cr
HO 0106 Medical Terminology 2 cr
General Education Requirements:
Goal 3 3 cr
Two of Goals 6, 7, and/or 8 6 cr
Goal 9, 10A, 10B, or 11 6 cr
SOC 1101, SOC 1102, or PSYC 1101 3 cr
(each of the 3 courses above satisfies Goal 12)
Paramedic (Professional) Requirements
Second Year, Fall Semester
EMTP 2201 Paramedic I 5 cr
EMTP 2201L Paramedic I Laboratory 3 cr
EMTP 2202 Paramedic Clinical Practicum I 2 cr
EMTP 2203 Advanced Airway Management Practicum 1 cr
EMTP 2210,2210L Paramedic Pre-Hospital Pharmacology, and Lab 7 cr
TOTAL: 18 cr
Second Year, Spring Semester
EMTP 2220 Paramedic II 5 cr
EMTP 2220L Paramedic II Laboratory 3 cr
EMTP 2222 Paramedic Clinical Practicum II 2 cr
EMTP 2223 Paramedic Field Practicum I 2 cr
EMTP 2225,2225L Caridiology and EKG Interpretation, and Lab 7 cr
TOTAL: 19 cr
Second Year, Summer Semester
EMTP 2230 Paramedic Field Practicum II 4 cr
TOTAL: 4 cr
TOTAL Credits for Associate Degree 82 cr
EMTP 2201 Paramedic I 5 credits.
Paramedic roles and responsibilities. Medical, legal and ethical
principles of pathophysiology, therapeutic communications and
documentation. Patient assessment, history gathering, advanced airway
management, intravenous cannulation, treatment of shock. PREREQ:
Admission to Paramedic Program
and Anatomy and Physiology. COREQ: EMTP 22201L. F
EMTP 2201L Paramedic I Laboratory 3 credits. Practical application of didactic instruction from EMTP 2201, including role of the paramedic in health care delivery, duties and responsibilities, shock assessment and management, medication administration, and IV therapy. COREQ: EMTP 2201. F
EMTP 2202 Paramedic Clinical Practicum I
credits. Student rotations through various departments in
paramedic skills under the direct supervision of the clinical
and/or assigned clinical preceptors. Skills performed include all those
learned, acquired, and practiced in EMTP 2201 and EMTP 2201L. COREQ:
2201 and EMTP 2201L.
EMTP 2203 Advanced Airway Management
1 credit. Student rotations through operations rooms in local
Student is supervised by an anesthesiologist and/or CRNA while
and performing endotracheal intubations. COREQ: EMTP
2201 and EMTP 2201L. F
EMTP 2210 Paramedic I Pre-Hospital Pharmacology 3 credits. Introduction to principles and theories of pharmacology and the administration of medications in an emergency setting. Dosage calculations and medication preparation are presented. COREQ: EMTP 2201 and EMTP 2201L. F
Prehospital Pharmacology Laboratory 4 credits.
Assists the student with cognitive and psychomotor skills required for
the administration of medications in the prehospital setting. COREQ:
Spring semester program courses. F
EMTP 2220 Paramedic II 5 credits. Introduction to medical and traumatic emergencies. Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of human organs and organ systems in medical and traumatic emergencies are presented. Special considerations, scene awareness, rescue, and command issues in emergency care are also covered. PREREQ: Successful Completion of first semester of Paramedic curriculum. COREQ: EMTP 2220L. S
EMTP 2220L Paramedic II Laboratory 3
Practical application of didactic instruction in
EMTP 2220. Includes medical and traumatic emergencies.
Advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support,
pre-hospital trauma life support and advanced medical life support.
COREQ: EMTP 2220. S
EMTP 2222 Paramedic Clinical Practicum II 2 credits. Student rotation through various departments in local hospitals, performing paramedic skills under the direct supervision of the clinical instructor and/or assigned clinical preceptors. Skills performed include all those learned, acquired, and practiced in EMTP 2201, EMTP 2201L, EMTP 2220, and EMTP 2220L. COREQ: EMTP 2220 and EMTP 2220L. S
EMTP 2223 Paramedic Field Practicum I 2 credits. Introduction of students to emergency care medicine as a member of an EMS provider team. Student will perform as a member of the EMS team and assist with patient care to their level of acquired and evaluated skills. COREQ: EMTP 2220 and EMTP 2220L. S
EMTP 2225 Cardiology and EKG Interpretation 3 credits. Discussion of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system and EKG interpretation including cardiac dysrhythmias. Assessment and management of patients with suspected cardiovascular emergencies. COREQ: EMTP 2220 and EMTP 2220L. S
EMTP 2225L Cardiology and EKG Interpretation Laboratory 4 credits. Assists the student with cognitive and psychomotor skills for the interpretation of cardiac rhythms and treatment of dysrhythmias. PREREQ: Admission to Program. COREQ: Spring semester program courses. S
EMTP 2230 Paramedic Field Practicum II 1-6 credits. Precepted field internship as lead paramedic on EMS response unit, practicing all skills demonstrated in the program. May be repeated for up to 10 credits, only 6 of which may be applied to any subsequent degree or certificate. PREREQ: Successful completion of first two semesters of Paramedic Program. Su
EMTP 2268 Field Clinical Practicum I 2 credits. Experience in emergency care medicine as a member of a pre-hospital emergency service, with emphasis on decision making, patient care, patient treatment and leadership. PREREQ: EMTP 2201, EMTP 2203, EMTP 2204, EMTP 2205, EMTP 2208, EMTP 2210, and BIOL 3305 or PTA 0200. Su
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Revised: March 2012