The purpose of the Oregon Health & Science University/Oregon Institute of Technology Paramedic Education Program, an Associate of Applied Science degree, is to educate pre-hospital care providers; to prepare EMS leaders of the future; and to enhance the delivery of health care in the out-of-hospital setting.
The program prepares graduates to:
- Demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations of an entry-level paramedic.
- Demonstrate technical proficiency in all of the skills necessary to fulfill the role of an entry-level paramedic.
- Comprehend, apply, and evaluate information relative to the role of an entry-level paramedic.
Expected Student Learning Outcomes
Students in the program will demonstrate:
- An ability to understand, interpret and apply EMS and general medical knowledge necessary to function in a healthcare setting.
- An ability to perform a broad range of paramedic level EMS skills both difficult and routine.
- An ability to conduct oneself in an ethical and professional manner and show proficiency in interpersonal relations and communication.
Summary of Student Learning Outcomes
During the 2011-12 academic year, the program faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the attached annual report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.