Paramedicine [BACHELOR DEGREE ]
- 3 first year courses: First Year Experience, Introductory Biology I (Introduction to Cell & Molecular Biology), Introductory Chemistry I (General Chemistry I);
- 5 second year courses: Cell Biology, Microbiology, Human Genetics, Human Biochemistry, Introductory Statistics or Introduction to Probability and Statistics
- 2 third year courses: Research Methods & Communications, Medical Microbiology; and
- 5 fourth year courses: Basic & Clinical Immunology or Medical Biology; Health Promotion, Planning & Evaluation; Disaster Medicine & Crisis Response; Critical Appraisal of Health Care Literature in the Acute Care Environment; and Current Issues in Paramedicine.
The Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Paramedicine combines occupational content provided by the Paramedicine Diploma programs at Holland College (or any two-year CMA-accredited paramedicine program) with foundational science courses, senior specialized courses in the life sciences, and advanced capstone paramedicine courses at the University of Prince Edward Island.
It is designed for paramedics interested in enhancing their science knowledge as well as their research and communication skills, thus increasing access to post-graduate opportunities (e.g., Master’s degree programs) and improving job prospects.
While at UPEI, paramedics in the BSc. program will take 20 courses. Of these, 15 are required (core) courses and the rest will be electives. The core courses will primarily be in Biology, with four advanced courses in Paramedicine:
Paramedics will take five elective courses to complete this program. Two of these electives must be from Science (Chemistry, Nutrition, Kinesiology or Physics) or Social Science areas (Business, Psychology or Philosophy).
Students with a CGPA of 3.0 in second year may apply to complete an Honours thesis and enrol in Paramedicine 4900 – Honours Thesis in Paramedicine.
UPEI’s undergraduate tuition is the second-lowest in the Atlantic region, and we offer more than $5 million in scholarships and awards.
$6,270 per year, based on 30 credit hours ($627 per 3 credit course).
International students pay $7,320 per year in addition to full-time student tuition.
For a complete breakdown of part-time or full-time study as a student in the Faculty of Science, visit our Tuition and Fees page.
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