Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine (B.Sc. P)

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Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine (B.Sc. P) is a four year degree that prepares graduates for licensing as a Paramedic in Qatar. The B.Sc. P program is founded on the Canadian National Occupational Competency Profile for Advance Care Paramedicine and EQual Accreditation Canada accreditation standards. An integration of theory, laboratory skills, high-fidelity simulation, and extensive clinical and field preceptorships prepares graduates with the knowledge, skills, and professionalism necessary to function as entry-level Advanced Care Paramedics (ACPs). The B.Sc. P prepares graduates to safely assess and treat traumatic and medical conditions, perform life or limb saving interventions, and safely transport patients. Graduates are employed in a variety of settings, including hospitals and health clinical, roadside, commercial and domestic properties, industrial clinics and sites, mass gatherings, and major incident and disaster management. Students are prepared for future education in the Master of Critical Care Paramedicine.

Program Duration:

Four years

Accreditation:

 

 

The Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine (B.Sc. P) is accredited by EQual of Accreditation Canada (AC) for more information please visit: www.accreditation.ca.

Admission Requirements:

1. High school graduation certificate or equivalent approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education with a minimum average of 60%, plus one final year Mathematics, and successful completion of final year of two of three science courses (Biology,
Chemistry or Physics) with a minimum grade of 60%.

1. The required score on the University English Placement Test or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Directorate;

OR

2. A valid (within two years) IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 5.0;

OR

3. Successful completion of Foundation Year in Health Sciences.

1. A minimum of 60% on the University Math Placement Test;

OR

2. A valid SAT Report Form with a minimum score of 480;

OR

3. Successful completion of Foundation Year in Health Sciences.

1. Admission is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked based on their overall final year (Grade 12 or equivalent) high school percentage, placement tests rankings, and Admission Priority Category.

2. Eligible applicants must have a valid Qatar driver’s license.

  1. Documented proof of completed immunizations and diagnostic tests as identified in the Student Immunization Form.
  2. Documented proof of current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers (Level 3) at the time of enrolment or within one month of commencement of the program.
  3. Students are responsible to maintain current immunizations and BLS certification throughout the duration of the program. These requirements may change during the program as determined with the Qatar Ministry of Public Health and clinical partners hosting student practicums. 
  4. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as approved uniforms including boots are needed for labs and clinical practicums.
  5. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange transportation to and from clinical practicum sites.
  6. Additional program costs may include textbooks and a mobile phone which supports access to specialized applications.

To see the 2022-2023 Study Plan pages, please CLICK HERE!

 

To see the 2023-2024 Study Plan pages, please CLICK HERE!

2023-2024 Study Plan:

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
    Pre-Req Co-Req CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 1
BIOL1030 Biochemistry & Microbiology - BIOL1031 3 3 0
BIOL1031 Biochemistry & Microbiology (Lab) - BIOL1030 1 0 3
BIOL1110 Anatomy & Physiology I - - 4 3 3
CHEM1040

Applied Science 

- CHEM1041 3 3 0
CHEM1041

 Applied Science (Lab)

- CHEM1040 1 0 3
COMM1010

English Communication I

- - 3 3 0
Semester 1 Total: 15 15 6
SEMESTER 2
BIOL1210 Anatomy & Physiology II BIOL1110 - 4 3 3
HSHG2080 Ethics in Healthcare - - 3 3 0
HSHG2090 Principles of Pharmacology - - 3 3 0
HSHG2210 Communications in Healthcare COMM1010 - 3 3 0
RSST1001 Qualitative Design & Analyses - - 3 3 0
Semester 2 Total: 16 15 3
SEMESTER 3
BIOL1310 Introduction to Pathophysiology BIOL1210 - 3 3 0
HSPA1000

Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice

- - 3 2 3
Semester 3 Total: 6 5 3
YEAR 1 TOTAL: 37 35 12

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
    Pre-Req Co-Req CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 4
HSPA2100 Cardiology HSPA1000 - 4 3 3
HSPA2101 Emergency Medical Care I - HSPA2111 3 2 3
HSPA2111

Clinical Practice in Paramedicine I

- HSPA2101 4 2 4
HSPA2150

Occupational Fitness 

- - 2 1 3
HSPA2360

Mental Health for Paramedics

- - 3 2 2
Semester 4 Total: 16 10 15
SEMESTER 5
HSPA2202 Emergency Medical Care II HSPA2101 HSPA2212 3 2 3
HSPA2212 Clinical Practice in Paramedicine II HSPA2100 HSPA2111 HSPA2202 2 96 Total HRs
HSPA2241 Traumatology I HSPA2101 HSPA2150 - 4 2 4
HSPA3165 Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Neonatology HSPA2101 - 3 2 3
MATH2002 Quantitative Designs & Statistics - - 3 3 1
Semester 5 Total: 15 9 11
SEMESTER 6
HSPA2303 Emergency Medical Care III HSPA2202 HSPA2313 4 3 3
HSPA2313 Clinical Practice in Paramedicine III HSPA2212 HSPA2303 2 1 3
HSPA2375 Special Patient Populations HSPA2101 - 3 3 0
Semester 6 Total: 9 7 6
YEAR 2 TOTAL: 40 26 32

 

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
    Pre-Req Co-Req CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 7
HSPA3221

Paramedic Patient Management I

HSPA2303 HSPA3231 3 2 3
HSPA3231

Paramedic Integration I

HSPA2313 - 3 0 9
HSPA3242 Traumatology II HSPA2241 - 4 3 3
HSPA3280 Disaster Management - - 3 3 0
HSPA3370 Paramedicine in Primary Healthcare HSPA2101 - 3 3 0
Semester 7 Total: 16 11 15
SEMESER 8
HSPA3341 Ambulance Practicum

HSPA3165
HSPA3242          HSPA3231 within 6 mo.

- 8 504 Total HRs
Semester 8 Total: 8 0 0
SEMESTER 9
HSPA4122 Paramedic Patient Management II HSPA3341 HSPA4132 3 2 2
HSPA4132 Paramedic Integration II HSPA3341 HSPA4122 2 96 Total HRs 2
Semester 9 Total: 5 2 4
YEAR 3 TOTAL: 29 13 19

 

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
    Pre-Req Co-Req CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 10
GARC1001 Qatar History & Society - - 3 3 0
HSPA4223

Paramedic Patient Management III

HSPA3341

HSPA4233 5 4 2
HSPA4233

Paramedic Integration III

HSPA3341 HSPA4223 4 96 Total HRs 4
HSPA4285

Management Practice in EMS

- - 3 3 0
Semester 10 Total: 15 10 6
SEMESTER 11
HSPA4342 Critical Care Practicum HSPA4132
HSPA4233
- 8 504 Total HRs
Semester 11 Total: 8 0 0
YEAR 4 TOTAL: 23 10 6
B.Sc. P PROGRAM TOTAL: 129 84 69

Graduate Future Pathways:

Graduates from the B.Sc. P program will be eligible to apply for the Masters of Science in Critical Care Paramedicine (M.Sc. CCP). Completing the M.Sc. CCP will allow graduates to qualify for Critical Care Paramedic positions at Hamad Medical Corporation Ambulance Service (HMCAS) and pursue management positions within the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH). Graduates can also explore career opportunities with the oil and gas industry and military.

Graduate Career Opportunities:

A wide range of career opportunities in the field currently exist, including but not limited to, the following:

  • Ambulance Paramedic
  • Advanced Care Paramedic
  • Emergency Care Educator
  • EMT Paramedic
  • Sport Team Paramedic
  • Hospital On-site Paramedic
  • Industrial Emergency Response Paramedic
  • Oil and Gas Industry On-site Paramedic
  • Military Paramedic


 

Program Contact:

Nolan Baggett
Department Head, Paramedicine

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