Paramedic Education


Program Information

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

Educational Objectives

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:

  1. An understanding of EMS knowledge necessary to function in a healthcare setting.
  2. An understanding of general medical knowledge necessary to function in a healthcare setting.
  3. An ability to collect data from charts and patients.
  4. An ability to interpret patient data.
  5. An ability to recommend appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
  6. An ability to use sound judgment while functioning in a healthcare setting.
  7. An ability to perform a broad range of clinical skills.
  8. An ability to perform patient assessment.
  9. An ability to perform approved therapeutic procedures and modalities.
  10. An ability to perform and interpret diagnostic procedures.
  11. An ability to communicate effectively in a healthcare setting.
  12. An ability to conduct oneself in an ethical and professional manner.
  13. An ability to manage time efficiently while functioning in a healthcare setting.
  14. An ability to use critical thinking skills to assess and treat patients in emergency settings.