SRJC Course Outlines

4/18/2021 7:45:57 PMEMC 109 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EMC 109Title:  INTRO TO PARAMEDIC  
Full Title:  Introduction to Paramedic
Last Reviewed:2/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum.25Lecture Scheduled2.751 max.Lecture Scheduled2.75
Minimum.25Lab Scheduled5.251 min.Lab Scheduled5.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total8.00 Contact Total8.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  5.50Total Student Learning Hours: 13.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  EMC 260

Catalog Description:
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Course is designed to prepare the student with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the Paramedic Academy.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of EMC 114 (Basic Arrhythmia) and one of the following: ANAT 40; ANAT 58; PHYSIO 58. Course eligibility of CSKLS 372; and ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:
State regulation requires EMT-1 certification and CPR for Health Care Providers for entrance into paramedic program.

Schedule of Classes Information
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Course is designed to prepare the student with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the Paramedic Academy.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of EMC 114 (Basic Arrhythmia) and one of the following: ANAT 40; ANAT 58; PHYSIO 58. Course eligibility of CSKLS 372; and ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:State regulation requires EMT-1 certification and CPR for Health Care Providers for entrance into paramedic program.
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Identify criteria that will lead to successful completion of the paramedic academy.
2.  Demonstrate Basic Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) knowledge, skills and abilities that
    lead to paramedic academy success.

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Students will be able to:
1. Define the roles and responsibilities of the paramedic in the pre-hospital care setting.
2. Define the California basic paramedic scope of practice.
3. Outline California licensing requirements for paramedics.
4. Apply knowledge of human anatomy and physiology to the emergency patients.
5. Apply knowledge of EMT to emergency patients.
6. Identify basic cardiac dysrhythmias.
7. Demonstrate EMT skills.
8. Apply basic math skills required for pharmacology.
9. Demonstrate effective communication and leadership skills utilized by paramedics.

Topics and Scope
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I. Human Anatomy and Physiology
    A. Understanding of human anatomy consistent with paramedic practice
    B. Understanding of human physiology consistent with paramedic practice
II. Basic EMT Knowledge and Skills
    A. Preparatory
     B. Patient assessment
    C. Traumal emergencies
    D. Medical emergencies
    E. Pediatric emergencies
    F. Mass casualty incident management
III. The Pre-Hospital Roles and Responsibilities of Paramedic
    A. Scene management
    B. Communications and documentation
    C. Leadership
    D. Stress management
IV. California Title 22 - Paramedic Practice
    A. Scope of practice
    B. License requirements
V.  Basic Cardiology - Common Dysrhythmias
VI. Learning Domains of Paramedic Education
    A. Cognitive
    B. Psychomotor
    C. Affective
VII. Pharmacology Math
    A. Drug Dosage
    B. IV drip calculation
 
All topics are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Identify 5 cardiac dysrhythmias (ungraded)
2. Communication and leadership essay
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Demonstrate EMT skills in airway management and patient assessment
2. Multiple-choice exam demonstrating EMT and paramedic pre-requisite knowledge
3. Discuss EMT assessment and treatment plan for 3 patient scenarios

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 5%
Essay
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Scenario interaction
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
25 - 50%
Psychomotor skills: airway and patient assessments
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 55%
Multiple choice exam, essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.

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