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Online EMT Courses

Curriculum Details

120 total credits required

The online paramedic program from Lindenwood requires the completion of 56–77 credit hours of EMT courses. Students must also select an emphasis area of 12–15 credit hours or a minor in pre-medical sciences. Military medics without current paramedic certification/licensure will also be required to take an additional 21 credit hours of EMT courses.

Major Courses

This course is designed to educate the student in medical terminology in preparation for a career in the healthcare field. Upon completion of the course, students will have a solid foundation in anatomical and medical terminology with the skills necessary to utilize medical terminology with a large vocabulary, including knowledge of prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations.

This course will teach principles of human pathophysiology including the correlation of pathophysiology with disease processes for all body systems. Topics such as basic cellular review, alterations in cells and tissues, cellular injury, the cellular environment, genetics and familial diseases, hypoperfusion, general principles of shock and shock management, self-defense mechanisms, inflammation, variances in immunity and inflammation, and stress and disease. All prerequisite courses must have a grade of C or better.

Students will be taught principles of pharmacology including medication safety, legislation, nomenclature, classifications, schedules, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, storage and security, autonomic pharmacology, metabolism and excretion, mechanism of action, phases of medication activity, medication response relationships, medication interactions, and toxicity. Students will also be taught principles of medication administration including common emergency medications, routes of administration, and medication math. Students will also learn techniques of medication administration including intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intraosseous, endotracheal, intranasal, inhaled, oral, rectal, dermal and sublingual. Lab fee required.

Students will learn principles and techniques of physical examination and assessment in both the clinical and prehospital settings. Clinical examination areas include interview techniques, obtaining a patient history, techniques of physical examination and assessment and the integrated physical examination. Prehospital examination topics include scene size-up, primary assessment, history taking, secondary assessment, monitoring devices and reassessment. Lab fee required.

This technical writing and writing intensive course will provide students with fundamental principles of medical documentation. Topics include general principles of medical documentation, documentation of a patient history and physical, clinical interventions, responses to interventions, and transfer of care. The course will cover legal documentation topics including, confidentiality, privacy, HIPPA, documentation of incident reports, documenting patients who decline medical advice and/or treatments, and creating a legally defensible report. The course will cover principles of electronic record keeping and cumulate in the systematic creation of the integrated prehospital patient care report. Lab fee required.
This course provides a history of public health. It provides learners with the overarching framework, principles, and core responsibilities of public health from a multidisciplinary perspective. It offers students a methodology for understanding populations and population health through an overview of the five core disciplines: epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, social and behavioral health, and health policy and management.
This course is an exploration of basic psychological concepts, methods, and findings contributing to an understanding of human behavior.
An overview of human development from conception through death. This course provides an introduction to the study of lifespan development focusing on physical, cognitive, and social development.

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This final course is designed to assist the paramedic student with integrating their cumulative paramedic education as a licensed paramedic with their baccalaureate studies in order to be a bachelor prepared paramedic. Various topics in paramedicine will be discussed with a focus on current issues in the profession, challenges and leadership. Students will also be required to create a career portfolio that demonstrates their professional education and experience in a meaningful way. Lab fee required.
This final course is designed to assist the paramedic student with integrating their cumulative paramedic education in order to be a licensed paramedic. This course, when taken in conjunction with PARA 23000, PARA 46000, and PARA 46100, is designed to complete the didactic curriculum gaps in the military medic curriculum and allow the student to sit for the student to sit for the National Registry paramedic examination. The course also provides preparation to sit for National Registry Paramedic certification and Missouri State Paramedic licensure. Students will also be provided with important life and job skills including resume/curriculum vitae writing, portfolio creation, and job interview skills. Students must pass comprehensive written, psychomotor, simulation, and oral evaluations in order to pass the course and sit for National Registry paramedic certification for Missouri state paramedic licensure. Evening and weekend rotations may be required. Lab fee required.

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This course examines mechanisms of evolution, cellular biology, genetics, and ecology with emphasis on scientific methods, historical developments, current applications, and ethical issues. Laboratory activities reinforce classroom learning. Lab fee required.

This course introduces students to the scientific concepts of biologically important molecules, cell structure/ function, Mendelian and molecular genetics. Lab activities will reinforce lecture concepts, introduce techniques, and model modern scientific inquiry. This is a rigorous General Education course designed and intended for science majors. Lab fee required.

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This course studies human physiological and anatomical systems as they apply to health, disease, and social interactions.
This course is a study of the structure and function of the human skeletal, muscular, nervous, digestive, respiratory, and circulatory systems. This course cannot be taken by Athletic Training and Exercise Science majors. Lab fee required.

PARA 23000 Human Anatomy and Physiology
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BSC 22700 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and BSC 22800 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

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This course is an examination of the principles of Chemistry, especially those which find application in the study of biology. Topics to be covered include atomic structure, chemical bonding, intermolecular forces, gas laws, solutions, and chemical energy. Laboratory work is included. Lab fee required.

The World of Chemistry
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General Chemistry 1 and General Chemistry 2

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This course is an introduction to the theory and applications of statistics, including probability, descriptive statistics, random variables, expected values, distribution functions, and hypothesis testing.

Topics covered in this course include counting rules and probability, normal and binomial distributions, Chi-square, t-tests and F-tests, ANOVA, linear regression, precision, accuracy, absolute and relative error, random error, means, medians, standard deviation (population and sample), standard error of the mean, variance, relative standard deviation, coefficient of variation, confidence levels and intervals, Q-tests, and definitions and sources of error (methodological, sampling, procedural and instrument).

Additional Requirement

Students must also select an emphasis area of 12-15 credit hours or a minor in pre-medical sciences.

Military Medics Without Current Paramedic Certification/Licensure Will Also Be Required To Take:

This course is designed for United States military medics with specific military medic certification and two years’ of full-time experience as a military medic. This course, when taken in conjunction with PARA 23000, PARA 46100, and PARA 46200, is designed to complete the didactic curriculum gaps in the military medic curriculum and will allow the student to sit for the National Registry paramedic examination. Evening and weekend rotations may be required. Lab fee required.
This course is designed for United States military medics with specific military medic certification and two years’ of full-time experience as a military medic. This course, when taken in conjunction with PARA 23000, PARA 46000, and PARA 46200, is designed to complete the didactic curriculum gaps in the military medic curriculum and allow the student to sit for the student to sit for the National Registry paramedic examination. Evening and weekend rotations may be required. Lab fee required.

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