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The Paramedic Science Program

Paramedics respond to everything from automobile accidents and heart attacks, to drownings, gunshot wounds and heat exhaustion. Paramedics provide the same level of care to patients in the ambulance that patients initially receive at the hospital. This immediate attention is often the difference between life and death.

While a paramedics' primary scope of practice is to assess patients and prevent/reduce morbidity, paramedics' roles are being expanded. Some emerging responsibilities include public education, health promotion and integrated healthcare (also known as community paramedicine). As the role continues to expand, paramedics will also facilitate access to care, as well as act as first responders.

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Paramedic Science Program Requirements

Additional Admission Criteria for Paramedic Science

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