2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 04, 2022  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paramedicine, A.S.


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Coordinator:  Peter  Struble

In addition to general admission requirements for all prospective UNH students, it is recommended that applicants to the paramedicine program demonstrate satisfactory performance in sciences and mathematics. It is strongly recommended that applicants have completed both high school biology and chemistry with laboratory and two years of high school algebra. An in-person or telephone interview with the program director will be required. Letters of recommendation supporting the student’s ability to pursue a rigorous science-based curriculum and desire to contribute in the health-care delivery system are strongly encouraged. Students should be aware that the NREMT and many states may not allow students to become registered or licensed if they have certain criminal convictions. Students are required to comply with university vaccination policies with an additional requirement for Hepatitis B vaccination and tuberculosis screening annually.

This program prepares the graduate to pursue employment as a paramedic in a variety of settings including the fire service, private ambulance companies, hospital emergency rooms, law enforcement, and the insurance industry. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate theoretical information relevant to his or her role of a patient-care provider in the field of pre-hospital emergency care as an EMT-Paramedic. The paramedic program will prepare the student to sit for the National Registry Certification Exam. Students graduate with certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Pediatric Education Pre-hospital Professional (PEPP), Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS), and Geriatric Emergency Medical Services (GEMS). Major requirement courses for the A.S. in Paramedicine at UNH may be taught through a special agreement with the Yale New Haven Sponsor Hospital Program.

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