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2023 - 2024 Catalog Year
Emergency Medical Services (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Division: Health Sciences

Health Sciences students may be required to meet health requirements, including immunizations and COVID 19 vaccination, to meet the conditions of health care facilities where students attend clinical courses, other requirements of their respective health care disciplines, or of federal, state, or local government.

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: The Emergency Medical Technician Lecture provides students with the didactic information needed to understand the care of the sick and injured at the emergency medical technician level. The EMS program is accredited by the Ohio Division of EMS, Department of Public Safety. Accreditation number 326.

Notes: Must see an Academic Advisor to receive permission to register for this course.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department and Other (17 years of age)

Corequisites: EMS 1155

Description: The Emergency Medical Technician Laboratory provides students with the psychomotor information needed to understand the care of the sick and injured at the emergency medical technician level. Students will attend 64 hours of laboratory, 8 hours of clinical in the hospital and at least 8 hours in an ambulance during the semester. The EMS program is accredited by the Ohio Division of EMS, Department of Public Safety. Accreditation number 326.

Notes: Must see an Academic Advisor to receive permission to register for this course.

Corequisites: EMS 1150

Description: The first course in a two-semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include introductory terminology, biochemistry, cytology, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous system and the endocrine system. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Science elective. Choose from BIO 1121 or BIO 1141. "C" or better is required as a prerequisite for the Paramedic program.

Prerequisites: MAT 0050 or MAT 1120 or MAT 1130

 

Term hours subtotal:

10

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: This course provides the fundamental anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology information necessary to understand the care of the sick and injured at the paramedic level. The EMS program is accredited by the Ohio Division of EMS, Department of Public Safety. Accreditation number 326.

Notes: Department permission required. Fall and Spring Only. A Term. Valid State of Ohio EMT certification and EMS Department approval required. Students must attend Paramedic orientation. Contact the EMS Department for more information: 937-512-5338.

Prerequisites: BIO 1107 or BIO 1121 and Approval of Department and Other (background check, current vaccinations (including COVID-19), and a health certificate required)

Description: The paramedic student is introduced to the fundamental concepts of patient assessment, airway management and pharmacology. These concepts are reinforced within the laboratory setting of EMS 2110. Successful students will then be prepared to begin applying this knowledge within the clinical setting. Clinical activity begins in the second semester of the paramedic program. The EMS program is accredited by the Ohio Division of EMS, Department of Public Safety. Accreditation number 326.

Notes: Department permission required. Fall and Spring Only. A Term.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: This is the introductory laboratory experience within the paramedic program. Skills will be reviewed and retested from the Emergency Medical Technician level. CPR will be retested. New skills will involve patient assessment, airway management and pharmacology, including drug math. Four lab hours per week. The EMS program is accredited by the Ohio Division of EMS, Department of Public Safety. Accreditation number 326.

Notes: Department permission required. Fall and Spring Only. A Term.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: The paramedic student will explore cardiology, pulmonology and pediatrics. This course covers ECG acquisition, interpretation and appropriate patient management, cardiovascular pathology and management, respiratory pathology and management and care for the pediatric patient. The EMS program is accredited by the Ohio Division of EMS, Department of Public Safety. Accreditation number 326.

Notes: Department permission required. Fall and Spring Only. B Term.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: This course covers the assessment and management of patients with cardiac/respiratory disease. Also covered will be care of the pediatric patient. Specific skills covered include ECG, cardiac monitor use, CPR, advanced cardiac life support (adult and pediatric) and management of respiratory emergencies. Four lab hours per week. The EMS program is accredited by the Ohio Division of EMS, Department of Public Safety. Accreditation number 326.

Notes: Department permission required. Fall and Spring Only. B Term.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: The paramedic student is introduced to the hospital clinical setting where he/she will apply knowledge learned from the lecture and laboratory setting in the direct supervised care of patients. All students must complete 112 hours in the hospital setting. Seven practicum hours per week. This course must be followed by EMS 2137. The EMS program is accredited by the Ohio Division of EMS, Department of Public Safety. Accreditation number 326.

Notes: Department permission required. Spring and Summer Only. B Term.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department and Other (background check, current vaccinations (including COVID-19), and a health certificate required)

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

Summer Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: The paramedic student is introduced to the hospital clinical setting where he/she will apply knowledge learned from the lecture and laboratory setting in the direct supervised care of patients. All students must complete a 112-hour hospital experience. Seven practicum hours per week. This course occurs after EMS 2136. The EMS program is accredited by the Ohio Division of EMS, Department of Public Safety. Accreditation number 326.

Notes: Department permission required. Summer and Fall Only.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department and Other (background check, current vaccinations (including COVID-19), and a health certificate required)

Description: This course is divided into two settings: hospital and out-of-hospital. Within the hospital clinical setting, the student will work to master knowledge learned related to the direct supervised care of patients. Once mastery is demonstrated, the student will be cleared to apply his/her education in the out-of-hospital setting. All students must complete a 112-hour field experience/ambulance assignment. Seven practicum hours per week. The EMS program is accredited by the Ohio Division of EMS, Department of Public Safety. Accreditation number 326.

Notes: Department permission required. Summer and Fall Only.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department and Other (background check, current vaccinations (including COVID-19), and a health certificate required)

Description: The paramedic student will explore management of the trauma patient and an in-depth discussion of the medical patient including assessment and management. The EMS program is accredited by the Ohio Division of EMS, Department of Public Safety. Accreditation number 326.

Notes: Department permission required. Spring and Summer Only.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: This course covers the assessment and management of patients suffering from traumatic injuries, basic rescue techniques, obstetrical emergencies and medical emergencies. Specific skills covered include managing patients in vehicles, traumatic airway management, neonatal care and differential diagnosis. Four lab hours per week. The EMS program is accredited by the Ohio Division of EMS, Department of Public Safety. Accreditation number 326.

Notes: Department permission required. Spring and Summer Only.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

 

Term hours subtotal:

9

Fall Semester (Second Year)
Hours
 

Description: This course is a complaint based approach to patient care. Students will focus on integrating pathology, assessment and patient care knowledge in the care of patients with multiple pathologies. Four classroom hours per week for eight weeks. The EMS program is accredited by the Ohio Division of EMS, Department of Public Safety. Accreditation number 326.

Notes: Department permission required. Fall and Spring Only. A Term.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: Under direct supervision, students work to integrate lecture, laboratory and hospital clinical knowledge to treat patients in the out-of-hospital setting. The goal is to establish mastery of patient care skills as they apply to the out-of-hospital care setting. All students must complete a 112-hour field internship. Seven practicum hours per week. The EMS program is accredited by the Ohio Division of EMS, Department of Public Safety. Accreditation number 326.

Notes: Department permission required. Fall and Spring Only.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department and Other (background check, current vaccinations (including COVID-19), and a health certificate required)

Description: This course reviews all materials from the entire paramedic program. Its goals are to integrate past knowledge and skills into a comprehensive approach to out-of-hospital patient care. Four classroom hours per week for eight weeks. The EMS program is accredited by the Ohio Division of EMS, Department of Public Safety. Accreditation number 326.

Notes: Department permission required. Fall and Spring Only. B Term.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: This course will review all psychomotor skills covered within the paramedic program as students are prepared for the comprehensive practical examination. Students will also have applied knowledge evaluated within the field setting. Students will discuss appropriate patient care with the medical director of the EMS program. Four lab hours per week for eight weeks. The EMS program is accredited by the Ohio Division of EMS, Department of Public Safety. Accreditation number 326.

Notes: Department permission required. Fall and Spring Only. B Term.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Spring Semester (Second Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: Exploration of the development, maintenance and termination of interpersonal relationships. The focus is on effective verbal and nonverbal interactions between two people, highlighting methods of initiating and maintaining effective communication with, and understanding of, others through learning and applying interpersonal communication theory.

Notes: Communication Elective: Choose from COM 2206, COM 2211

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description: Basic prefixes, roots and suffixes; terminology including anatomic, diagnostic, symptomatic, procedural, eponymic terms and standard abbreviations required for a working knowledge and understanding of the language of medicine.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Description: Solve health science applications; convert within and between metric, household and apothecary systems; read and interpret health science labels and graphs; calculate and apply statistical concepts; solve problems involving parenteral, pediatric and/or intravenous administration and dosage calculations. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Choose from MAT 1130 or Any Mathematics, Statistics & Logic elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Prerequisites: MAT 0050 or Other (Satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: University-parallel course covering history and systems of psychology, behavioral research methods, physiology of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, consciousness, cognition, personality, lifespan development, gender, social psychology, motivation, emotion, stress, mental disorders and therapies.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

Summer Semester (Second Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: This course is for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel who need to understand the roles and responsibilities of EMS managers. Various aspects of management, including finance, injury prevention, communication, public access and EMS system management will be discussed.

Notes: Student can choose to take any 2 of 4 EMS courses (EMS 2300, EMS 2305, EMS 2310, EMS 2315). EMS 2300 and EMS 2305 are not recommended until student has become state licensed paramedic. Department approval required. These courses are only offered in certain terms.

Prerequisites: ENG 1101

Description: This course is for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel who need to understand the roles and responsibilities of EMS managers. Various aspects of management, including EMS law, quality assurance, customer service and the evaluation of specific mass casualties will be addressed.

Notes: Student can choose to take any 2 of 4 EMS courses (EMS 2300, EMS 2305, EMS 2310, EMS 2315). EMS 2300 and EMS 2305 are not recommended until student has become state licensed paramedic. Department approval required. These courses are only offered in certain terms.

Prerequisites: ENG 1101

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.