Community Paramedics (CPAR)

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CPAR 1199 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

The content of this course is not described in the catalog. Title and number of credits are announced in the Class Schedule. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content. May be repeated.

CPAR 2299 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

The content of this course is not described in the catalog. Title and number of credits are announced in the Class Schedule. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content. May be repeated.

CPAR 3398 Special Topics: 1-3 semester hours.

Addresses the special needs of the industry, enabling students to upgrade technical skills that are not included in the current program curriculum. Examines and analyzes selected topics in Community Paramedics. PREREQ: Paramedic license or certification. D

CPAR 3399 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

The content of this course is not described in the catalog. Title and number of credits are announced in the Class Schedule. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content. May be repeated.

CPAR 3400 Introduction to Community Paramedics: 2 semester hours.

Outlines various aspects of a Community Paramedic program, including the role of the CP within the healthcare team, communication skills, the Patient Care Centered Home and the societal, financial and cultural factors influencing healthcare. D

CPAR 3410 Introduction to Community Assessment: 1 semester hour.

Introduces the concepts of a community needs assessment and healthcare gap analysis; while identifying future local Community Paramedic clinical sites, partnerships and stakeholders. PREREQ: Paramedic License or Certification. D

CPAR 4415 Introduction to Foundations of Patient Interactions: 2 semester hours.

This course is designed to help students develop an understanding of foundational aspects of interacting with varying patient types and to review real world community paramedic programs. Focus will be placed on patient-centered assessment, environmental assessment, resource coordination, healthcare navigation, and working with patients from an interdisciplinary team approach.

CPAR 4420 Pathophysiology for the Community Paramedic: 1 semester hour.

Expands on the pathological conditions of chronic conditions most commonly encountered in a primary care or hospital discharge perspective. PREREQ: CPAR 3400 and CPAR 3410 with a minimum grade of C, and Paramedic License or Certification. D

CPAR 4440 Community Paramedic Clinical Practicum: 3 semester hours.

Provides clinical experience opportunities which may include private practice, sub-acute specialties, mental health, home and public health. May include a portion of time in simulated laboratory sessions. PREREQ: CPAR 4415 and CPAR 4420 with a minimum grade of C, and Paramedic License or Certification. D

CPAR 4498 Special Topics: 1-3 semester hours.

Addresses the special needs of the industry, enabling students to upgrade technical skills that are not included in the current program curriculum. Examines and analyzes selected topics in Community Paramedics. Equivalent to EMS 4498. PREREQ: Paramedic License or Certification. D

CPAR 4499 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

The content of this course is not described in the catalog. Title and number of credits are announced in the Class Schedule. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content. May be repeated.