SPECIALIST (JOINT) PROGRAM IN PARAMEDICINE (SCIENCE)

Supervisor of Studies: Shelley Brunt Email: paramedicine@utsc.utoronto.ca

Students who complete the requirements of the program will also qualify for the Paramedic Diploma from Centennial College. Students who have completed the requirements for Centennial's diploma are eligible to take the Ministry of Health exams required to qualify as a Primary Care Paramedic.

Enrolment Requirements
This program has limited enrolment. Applicants must fill out a Paramedicine Declaration form. Prior to taking courses at Centennial College, students must also fill out a medical certificate and have current qualifications in CPR and standard first aid. Other non-academic requirements such as a vulnerable sector police check, fitness standards and face mask fit certification will also ultimately be required. Additional details regarding these requirements may be found at Centennial's website. Applicants may arrange to complete some of these requirements during their first year of study at the University of Toronto Scarborough. For more information on admission and deadlines, see section 6B.4 (Joint Programs with Centennial College) of this Calendar.

Program Requirements
This program requires the completion of 16.5 credits. Including electives, students should take 2.5 credits in each semester of their four year degree.
Note: three of the PMD courses are 1.0 credit (Y courses) rather than 0.5 credit (H courses).

1. 1.0 Credit of Introductory Biology Courses
BIOA01H3 Life on Earth: Unifying Principles
BIOA02H3 Life on Earth: Form, Function and Interactions

2. 1.5 Credits of Core Biology Courses
BIOB10H3 Cell Biology
BIOB11H3 Molecular Aspects of Genetic Processes
BIOB34H3 Animal Physiology

3. 1.5 Credits of Foundational Biology Courses
BIOC17H3 Microbiology
[ BIOC21H3 Vertebrate Histology: Cells and Tissues or BIOC32H3 Human Physiology I]
BIOC34H3 Human Physiology II

4. 1.0 Credit of Advanced Biology Courses
Choose From:
BIOD17H3 Seminars in Cellular Microbiology
BIOD26H3 Fungal Biology and Pathogenesis
BIOD29H3 Pathobiology of Human Disease
BIOD33H3 Comparative Animal Physiology
BIOD43H3 Animal Movement and Exercise
BIOD65H3 Pathologies of the Nervous System
BIOD96Y3 Directed Research in Paramedicine

5. 1.0 Credit of Introductory Chemistry Courses
CHMA10H3 Introductory Chemistry I: Structure and Bonding
CHMA11H3 Introductory Chemistry II: Reactions and Mechanisms

6. 1.0 Credit of Introductory Psychology Courses
PSYA01H3 Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology
PSYA02H3 Introduction to Clinical, Developmental, Personality and Social Psychology

7. 1.0 Credit of B-Level Psychology Courses
PSYB20H3 Introduction to Developmental Psychology
PSYB32H3 Introduction to Clinical Psychology

8. 1.0 Credit of Statistics/Data Analysis Courses
[ STAB22H3 Statistics I or PSYB07H3 Data Analysis in Psychology]
PSYC08H3 Advanced Data Analysis in Psychology

9. 7.5 Credits of Paramedicine Courses
* PMDB22H3 Pre-Hospital Care 1: Theory and Lab
* PMDB25H3 Therapeutic Approaches to Behaviour in Crisis
* PMDB30H3 Alterations of Human Body Function I
* PMDB32Y3 Pre-Hospital Care 2: Theory, Lab and Clinical
* PMDB33H3 Anatomy
* PMDB36H3 Pharmacology for Allied Health Pre-requisite
* PMDB41H3 Professional Issues, Research and Leadership
* PMDC40H3 Alterations in Human Body Function II
* PMDC42Y3 Pre-Hospital Care 3: Theory, Lab and Field
* PMDC43H3 Medical Directed Therapeutics and Paramedic Responsibilities
* PMDC54Y3 Pre-Hospital Care 4: Theory, Lab and Field
* PMDC56H3 Primary Care Practice Integration and Decision Making

*A grade of 60% is required in these courses both to pass the course and to maintain standing in the program. All PMD courses are taught at Centennial College. Note, some PMD courses require that 60% be achieved in all components of the course (i.e., lecture component, practical component, and clinical-placement component).

Note: In order to remain in the program, students must typically maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. Students whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 should consult the program supervisor to discuss their options. Please also note, space in some Centennial College courses is limited. Students who must repeat one of these courses and whose cumulative GPA has fallen below 2.0 will be allowed to register in these courses only if space permits.

Suggested Course Sequence

Year 1: Fall Semester*

  1. BIOA01H3 Life on Earth: Unifying Principles
  2. CHMA10H3 Introductory Chemistry I: Structure and Bonding
  3. PSYA01H3 Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology

Year 1: Winter Semester*

  1. BIOA02H3 Life on Earth: Form, Function and Interactions
  2. CHMA11H3 Introductory Chemistry II; Reactions and Mechanisms
  3. PSYA02H3 Introduction to Clinical, Developmental, Personality and Social Psychology

*In Year 1 students must also complete 0.5 credit in statistics [ STAB22H3 Statistics I or PSYB07H3 Data Analysis in Psychology].

Year 2: Fall Semester

  1. BIOB10H3 Cell Biology
  2. PMDB33H3 Anatomy
  3. PMDB22H3 Pre-Hospital Care 1: Theory and Lab
  4. PMDB25H3 Therapeutic Approaches to Behaviour in Crisis
  5. PMDB41H3 Professional Issues, Research and Leadership

Year 2: Winter Semester

  1. BIOB11H3 Molecular Aspects of Genetic Processes
  2. PMDB30H3 Alterations of Human Body Function I
  3. PMDB32Y3 Pre-Hospital Care 2: Theory, Lab and Clinical
  4. PMDB36H3 Pharmacology for Allied Health Pre-requisite

Year 3: Fall Semester

  1. BIOB34H3 Animal Physiology
  2. PMDC40H3 Alterations in Human Body Function II
  3. PMDC42Y3 Pre-Hospital Care 3: Theory, Lab and Field
  4. PMDC43H3 Medical Directed Therapeutics and Paramedic Responsibilities

Year 3: Winter Semester

  1. BIOC17H3 Microbiology
  2. BIOC34H3 Human Physiology II
  3. PMDC54Y3 Pre-Hospital Care 4: Theory, Lab and Field
  4. PMDC56H3 Primary Care Practice Integration and Decision Making

Year 4: Fall Semester

  1. BIOC21H3 Vertebrate Histology: Cells and Tissues or BIOC32H3 Human Physiology I
  2. PSYB20H3 Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  3. PSYB32H3 Abnormal Psychology
  4. [ BIOD33H3 Comparative Animal Physiology or BIOD65H3 Pathologies of the Nervous System or BIOD26H3 Fungal Biology and Pathogenesis or BIOD96Y3 Directed Research in Paramedicine*]

Year 4: Winter Semester

  1. PSYC08H3 Advanced Data Analysis in Psychology
  2. BIOD17H3 Seminars in Cellular Microbiology or BIOD43H3 Animal Movement and Exercise or BIOD29H3 Pathobiology of Human Disease
  3. 0.5 credits of elective courses

*Students may take any 2 of the D-level courses listed above to meet program requirements. The sequence here merely reflects the current scheduling of courses in the various sessions.