Health Professions Program

Paramedic Science Associates Degree Curriculum

The Indiana University School of Medicine Associate degree program in Paramedic Science offers didactic and clinical instruction in the body of paramedic knowledge and clinical competencies that facilitate a lifelong learning process as a health care professional. A field internship allows students to apply mastered competencies in real-time situations with the guidance of mentors.

Students develop values that prepare them to be sensitive to the cultural needs of patients of all ages and develop knowledge, competency and awareness of one’s abilities and limitations, the ability to relate to people, and a capacity for calm and reasoned judgment while under stress. Paramedic Science graduates are able to independently process information to make critical decisions.

Program Progression

Students are admitted into a fall or spring cohort. Courses in the professional program are sequential and must be taken in the order specified by the program faculty. Both cohorts are shown in the table below.

Sophomore Courses: Fall Cohort

CourseCredits
The Paramedic and PulmonologyEMER-E 2103.0
Paramedic as Team MemberEMER-E 2134.0
Introduction to Paramedic PracticeEMER-E 2143.0
Pharmacology for the ParamedicEMER-E 2156.0
Fall Semester Total16.0
The Paramedic and Medical MattersEMER-E 2205.0
The Paramedic and TraumaEMER-E 2213.0
Paramedic as Team PlayerEMER-E 2235.0
The Paramedic and CardiologyEMER-E 2263.0
Spring Semester Total16.0
Paramedic as Team LeaderEMER-E 2332.0
Paramedic Professional ProgressEMER-E 2434.0
Contemporary EMS IssuesEMER-E 2463.0
Summer Session Total9.0

Sophomore Courses: Spring Cohort

CourseCredit
The Paramedic and PulmonologyEMER-E 2103.0
Paramedic as Team MemberEMER-E 2134.0
Introduction to Paramedic PracticeEMER-E 2143.0
Pharmacology for the ParamedicEMER-E 2156.0
Spring Semester Total16.0
The Paramedic and Medical MattersEMER-E 2205.0
Paramedic as Team PlayerEMER-E 2235.0
The Paramedic and CardiologyEMER-E 2263.0
Summer Session Total13.0
The Paramedic and TraumaEMER-E 2213.0
Paramedic as Team LeaderEMER-E 2332.0
Paramedic Professional ProgressEMER-E 2434.0
Contemporary EMS IssuesEMER-E 2463.0
Fall Semester Total12.0

Awards

Based on academic performance or clinical performance and excellence, the program faculty recommends students for degrees awarded with distinction in accordance with the school’s honors criteria.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfactory completion of all prerequisites (21 credit hours) and 41 credit hours of professional course work is required for graduation. All course work must be completed in compliance with the program’s and school’s academic and professional policies. All professional courses (EMER-E courses) must be completed within 24 months after beginning the professional program.