Program/Department Chair: Suzann Schmidt
Program length: 12 month
Admit by cohort:
Authorized Award(s): Associate of Applied Science in EMT-Paramedic
Minimum number graded credit hours: 109
Minimum acceptable GPA: 2.50
Program Purpose Statement
The mission of the Oregon Health & Science University/Oregon Institute of Technology Paramedic Education Program is to educate pre-hospital care providers; to prepare EMS leaders of the future; and to enhance the delivery of health care in the out-of-hospital setting.
Student Learning Outcomes Statements
The program prepares graduates to:
- Demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations of an entry-level paramedic.
- Demonstrate technical proficiency in all of the skills necessary to fulfill the role of an entry-level paramedic.
- Comprehend, apply, and evaluate information relative to the role of an entry-level paramedic.
Expected Student Learning Outcomes
Students in the program will demonstrate:
- An understanding of EMS knowledge necessary to function in a healthcare setting.
- An understanding of general medical knowledge necessary to function in a healthcare setting.
- An ability to collect data from charts and patients.
- An ability to interpret patient data.
- An ability to recommend appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
- An ability to use sound judgment while functioning in a healthcare setting.
- An ability to perform a broad range of clinical skills.
- An ability to perform patient assessment.
- An ability to perform approved therapeutic procedures and modalities.
- An ability to perform and interpret diagnostic procedures.
- An ability to communicate effectively in a healthcare setting.
- An ability to conduct oneself in an ethical and professional manner.
- An ability to manage time efficiently while functioning in a healthcare setting.
- An ability to use critical thinking skills to assess and treat patients in emergency settings.