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 Advanced Care Paramedic (Graduate Certificate)
SchoolAlgonquin College
LocationOttawa, ON, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 18,000
Length1 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*70%
Prerequisites NotesA community college Paramedic diploma or equivalent. An Advanced Emergency Medical Care Attendant Certificate (A-EMCA) in good standing, as recognized by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Emergency Health Services Branch, Ontario. Applicants with pending status are eligible to apply. Applicants with more than 1,000 hours of paramedic (PCP) work experience (where references may be verified) and who have obtained a minimum mark of 70% have an additional 10% of their mark added to their selection examination grade.
International: $27,754
DescriptionThis three-term Ontario College Graduate Certificate program, accredited by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), is designed to train CURRENT PRIMARY CARE PARAMEDICS (PCP) in all aspects of advanced care paramedicine. Students build on their existing knowledge and skills to develop greater critical-thinking processes, increased leadership qualities, and master advanced skills in respiratory care, cardiac care, pharmacology, trauma care, obstetrics and pediatrics care and medical emergencies.

The program is comprised of three components: a didactic and scenario practice portion which is scheduled three days per week; one hospital clinical practicum which is approximately 200 hours spread over the second and third semesters; and a preceptorship (500-600 hour paramedic practicum) which is scheduled over a 20-week period. Students must take a comprehensive written examination and oral board examination with the program medical director at the end of the practicum.
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