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Overview of the Profession and Program Goals

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UMBC DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY HEALTH SERVICES PARAMEDIC PROGRAM

Overview of the Profession

The EMT paramedic is a professional provider of emergency care who must possess the essential attributes that are demanded by the profession, including general academic ability, physical abilities, interpersonal relationship skills, capacity for appropriate judgment and orientation toward human services.

 

The goals of the paramedic program include:

  • To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.
  • To prepare students to enter the field with introductory knowledge of the following additional areas:
    • Leadership
    • Supervision
    • Finance and planning
    • Research

 

 

 Approved by the Program Advisory Board: November 17, 2015