4 1/2 to 5 Semesters
Program Director/Instructor, located at ISU Boise Campus: Bates
Medical Director ISU Boise Campus: Briminger
Medical Director ISU Pocatello Campus: Parmley
Coordinator/Adjunct Instructor ISU Pocatello Campus: Allen
One Associate of Science Degree and one Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Degree are available. The Paramedic Program is offered at the ISU Center in Boise as well as on the Pocatello campus.
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 a 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.
For Program Information Packets, use
this link, where there are descriptions of each program in general,
course descriptions, lists of course sequences, and the cost of books,
tools, uniforms, fees, and other expenses.
Associate of Science Degree in Paramedic Science
BIOL 101,101L Biology I, and Lab 4 cr
BIOS 301,301L and BIOL 302,302L
Anatomy and Physiology, and Labs 8 cr
COMM 101 Principles of Speech 3 cr
ENGL 101 English Composition 3 cr
ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing 3 cr
HCA 210 Medical Terminology and Communication 2 cr
HO 106 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 101, SOC 102 or PSYC 101 (Goal 12) 3 cr
Paramedic (Professional) Requirements
Second Year, Fall Semester
EMTP 201 Paramedic I 5 cr
EMTP 201L Paramedic I Laboratory 3 cr
EMTP 202 Paramedic Clinical Practicum I 2 cr
EMTP 203 Advanced Airway Management Practicum 1 cr
EMTP 210,210L Paramedic Pre-Hospital Pharmacology,
and Lab 7 cr
TOTAL: 18 cr
Second Year, Spring Semester
EMTP 220 Paramedic II 5 cr
EMTP 220L Paramedic II Laboratory 3 cr
EMTP 222 Paramedic Clinical Practicum II 2 cr
EMTP 223 Paramedic Field Practicum I 2 cr
EMTP 225, 225L Caridiology and EKG Interpretation,
and Lab 7 cr
TOTAL: 19 cr
Second Year, Summer Semester
EMTP 230 Paramedic Field Practicum II 4 cr
EMTP 235 12-Lead Interpretation 1 cr
TOTAL 5 cr
TOTAL Credits for Associate Degree 83 cr
Paramedic Science Courses
EMTP 201 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 201L. F
EMTP 201L Paramedic I Laboratory 3 credits. Practical application of didactic instruction from EMTP 201, including role of the paramedic in health care delivery, duties and responsibilities, shock assessment and management, medication administration, and IV therapy. COREQ: EMTP 201. F
EMTP 202 Paramedic Clinical Practicum I 2
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 201/201L. COREQ: EMTP
EMTP 203 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 201/201L. F
EMTP 210 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 201/201L. F
EMTP 210L 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 220 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 is 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 220L. S
EMTP 220L Paramedic II Laboratory 3
credits. Practical application of didactic instruction in
EMTP 220. 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 220. S
EMTP 222 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 201/201L and 220/220L. COREQ: EMTP 220/220L. S
EMTP 223 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 220/220L. S
EMTP 225 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 220/220L. S
EMTP 225L 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 230 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. COREQ: EMTP 235. Su
EMTP 235 12-Lead Interpretation 1 credit. Introduction to 12-Lead interpretation and implementation. Determination of the location of a myocardial infarction and the specific treatments will be covered. PREREQ: EMTP 201, EMTP 203, EMTP 204, EMTP 205, EMTP 208, EMTP 210, and BIOS 305 or PTA 200. COREQ: EMTP 268. Su
EMTP 268 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 201, EMTP 203, EMTP 204, EMTP 205, EMTP 208, EMTP 210, and BIOS 305 or PTA 200. Su
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Revised: June 2004