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Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

Purpose

The purpose of the Oregon Health & Science University/Oregon Institute of Technology Paramedic Education Program, an Associate of Applied Science degree, 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.

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 ability to understand, interpret and apply EMS and general medical knowledge necessary to function in a healthcare setting.
  2. An ability to perform a broad range of paramedic level EMS skills both difficult and routine.
  3. An ability to conduct oneself in an ethical and professional manner and show proficiency in interpersonal relations and communication.

Summary of Student Learning Outcomes

During the 2011-12 academic year, the program faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the attached annual report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.

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