Courses in Community Paramedic

Roles Advocacy and Outreach

CP 2500     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This is an introduction to the role and function of the Community Paramedic (CP). The student will learn about the Community Paramedic's specific role and function as a member of the health care team and part of the community. The student will identify the components of the role, define it, and explain the "scope of practice" for the position of CP. Additionally, the student will learn about the role of the CP as an advocate for clients in the community. (Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Community Paramedic Program. All CP courses must be taken concurrently)

Community Assessment

CP 2505     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is designed to introduce the role of the Community Paramedic (CP) as a member of the health care team in community assessment. The student will map the community health care services, describe the demographics of the community and assess their impact on the health of the clients. Additionally, the student will gain understanding of community health services in order to give advice on health care needs in the community. (Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Community Paramedic Program. All CP courses must be taken concurrently)

Care and Prevention Development Strategies

CP 2510     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course will introduce the responsibilities of the Community Paramedic (CP) for gathering appropriate patient/client information and maintaining accurate records, including documentation of encounters between the CP and the patient/client. The student will also learn about the CP's role in assessing health care needs and appraising health care conditions. (Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Community Paramedic Program. All CP courses must be taken concurrently)

Community Paramedic Clinical

CP 2520     5.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course will provide the student with clinical training under the supervision of a medical director, physician, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant or public health provider. The student will recommend appropriate health and/or social care professionals for the patient, prioritize jobs, and provide both advice and care. The student's placement in the clinical is based on qualifications and past training and experience. (Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Community Paramedic Program. All CP courses must be taken concurrently)