Bachelor in Paramedics
The health sector is considered one of the most important pillars of national development. The progress of nations is measured by their focus on healthcare and primary care services provided. As a Palestinian university, it is our responsibility to contribute, even if in a small way, to the development of the healthcare sector in our beloved country. Therefore, we have established various healthcare programs, including the Bachelor’s Program in Paramedic, which is essential for healthcare in both advanced and developing countries.
Al-Quds University provides a vibrant educational environment for its students, fostering creativity, idea exchange, freedom of expression, and innovation in research. Its vision is to continue providing students with the best possible teaching methods while promoting committed citizenship, openness to new ideas, constructive collaboration, and respect for cultures worldwide.
In line with the vision of Al-Quds University and the General Directorate of Paramedic and Emergency in the Palestinian Ministry of Health and the Palestinian Red Crescent – Jerusalem, the idea of the Bachelor’s Program in Paramedic was conceived. The Palestinian healthcare sector urgently needs this program to adapt to the changing political variables on the Palestinian scene and the political situation that affects all our provinces. There is a crucial need for development and specialization in the services of the Palestinian National Authority, especially in the field of healthcare, and for changing the living conditions of the Palestinian people. Medical emergency services are a key component of the global healthcare system, and there is increasing global interest in training specialized medical personnel to handle emergency cases. Studies have shown that 85% of deaths resulting from injuries or medical emergencies can be prevented through proper handling of these cases and optimal time utilization. Time is a critical factor in treating and reducing complications arising from life-threatening injuries and accidents.
Hence, the idea of introducing the Paramedic program was proposed by the Nursing Department at the Faculty of Health Professions – Al-Quds University. This proposal received support from the General Directorate of Ambulance and Emergency in the Palestinian Ministry of Health and the Palestinian Red Crescent – Jerusalem, aiming to improve the level of ambulance services and to qualify and train specialized professionals capable of handling medical emergencies. Palestine has been under Zionist occupation for nearly seventy years, and it has witnessed multiple wars and uprisings, resulting in numerous injuries that could have been reduced if qualified personnel were available to handle emergency cases. This program has been carefully developed and extensively studied, benefiting from academic experiences in neighboring countries, with a focus on the requirements of the Palestinian healthcare situation. Students will also benefit from global advancements in the field of paramedicine, while fostering their own self-capacity and research abilities in this field.
The paramedic and emergency specialist plays a crucial role in responding promptly to medical assistance requests from patients facing urgent health issues or crises. They are skilled in assessing the patient’s condition, conducting initial diagnoses, creating treatment plans, and managing medical emergencies. With their expertise, paramedics are capable of selecting and administering suitable treatments that can potentially resolve the patient’s health problem, eliminating the need for referral to other specialists. They may continue providing care and coordinate the patient’s transfer to a suitable healthcare facility for ongoing and advanced treatment.
The specific objectives of the program include:
- Equipping students with the necessary knowledge related to emergency medical services and other fundamental sciences.
- Providing students with basic knowledge of personal health value, as well as legal issues affecting decision-making in pre-hospital environments.
- Developing students’ cognitive aspects, skills in medical history documentation, and physical examination techniques for assessing patient health conditions.
- Enhancing students’ proficiency in evaluating patient health conditions, critical thinking, clinical decision-making, effective communication, and interaction.
- Providing students with comprehensive knowledge in effectively managing incidents and crises, including logistical services, safe access to incident scenes, and techniques for extricating patients from the injury site.
- Equipping students with a solid foundation of basic standards and guidelines for effective and safe ground medical transportation.
- Providing students with knowledge and skills in pathophysiology and the evaluation of patient health conditions for managing medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, obstetric emergencies, pediatric emergencies, and geriatric emergencies.
- Training students in emergency procedures, cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques for adults, children, and newborns, and managing patient safety pre-hospitalization and post-hospitalization.
- Providing students with the necessary knowledge in the indications, contraindications, dosage, and mechanism of action of medications used in pre-hospital and post-hospital emergency cases, ensuring the quality of medical care provided to adult and pediatric cardiac arrest victims or cardiac-pulmonary emergencies.
- Equipping students with the fundamental concepts of quality management, incident management and treatment techniques for multiple casualty incidents, leadership, planning, and human resources management.
- Promoting evidence-based medical practice to achieve the desired professional competence.
- Enhancing self-directed learning and continuous medical education to achieve professional and vocational development.
- Providing students with the necessary training in emergency medical services in hospitals.
- Familiarizing students with ethics and regulations applicable to the paramedic profession and training them to provide professional care to patients.
- Providing students with the basic principles of scientific research.
- Respond promptly and immediately to distress calls and requests for emergency medical assistance in a safe manner.
- Practice safe and effective healthcare by adhering to established policies, procedures, legislations, regulations, and recognized standards.
- Possess the necessary knowledge and skills to safely operate and maintain emergency ambulance equipment, devices, and vehicles.
- Be fully prepared to deliver required healthcare services in emergency situations, including assessing medical conditions or acute injuries while prioritizing safety.
- Contribute to the local community by raising awareness of first aid and disease prevention among the general public.
- Effectively manage situations by coordinating logistics services, ensuring secure access to incident sites, and employing techniques to extricate patients from hazardous environments.
- Integrate principles of pathophysiology and outcome assessment to form field diagnostic impressions for patients experiencing general medical emergencies, multiple traumas, obstetric emergencies, or pediatric and geriatric emergencies.
- Possess the ability to diagnose, evaluate, and manage the health condition of injured individuals or patients, providing appropriate treatment.
- Apply advanced emergency techniques, including endotracheal intubation, effective use and monitoring of automated external defibrillators, synchronized electrical cardioversion, or transcutaneous pacing, chest decompression, and initiating and securing intravenous or intraosseous access in the pre-hospital stage when necessary.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills as a member or leader of the resuscitation team, understanding the impact of team dynamics on overall performance.
- Document essential elements in assessing the patient’s condition, providing care, and ensuring efficient transportation.
- Adhere to guidelines and possess skills for advanced cardiac life support for adults and children, delivering quality care during cardiac arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies while maintaining the patient’s stability.
Passing the General Secondary School Science Branch with an average of not less than 75% (subject to change from year to year)
- Hospitals: Working as paramedics in hospitals, overseeing patient transportation to the emergency department, providing resuscitation services, administering first aid, and monitoring vital signs until the patient arrives at the hospital. They also provide relevant diagnostic information to the medical team and assist in selecting appropriate treatment.
- Emergency Clinics (Emergency Medical Service Centers): Working in specialized emergency clinics that respond promptly to requests for medical assistance from individuals experiencing urgent health problems or crises.
- Civil Defense: Working as part of the civil defense team, performing resuscitation, providing initial diagnosis, and handling specific health crises at the emergency site and during transportation to the hospital.
- Factories: Working in factories equipped to deal with specific types of injuries and emergencies for workers and employees within the facility.
- Airports, Airlines, Security Companies, Sports Clubs, and Swimming Pools: Working in some airports and airline companies equipped to handle emergency cases and provide first aid for passengers and crew members.
- Organizations and Associations: Working for organizations, civil society institutions, and municipalities that operate in the field of healthcare services, emergency response, guidance, and awareness campaigns.
- Educational Institution Clinics: Working in educational institutions such as schools or universities that have clinics and dedicated facilities to provide first aid and care for students, staff, and medical training in basic and advanced cardiac pulmonary resuscitation.
The program’s mission and vision are closely aligned with those of the Faculty, which shares the university’s goal of producing highly skilled and professional healthcare specialists at both local and global levels. These specialists are committed to lifelong learning and scientific research to address national and global healthcare challenges effectively.
The program emphasizes this alignment through its intended learning outcomes, which are achieved through a diverse range of courses, practical training, and hands-on exercises. These educational components provide students with the necessary skills to enhance their abilities and competencies, ensuring their readiness for the job market and their ability to deliver healthcare services with a high level of proficiency.
A list of the offered courses in the program:
1. University Requirements (34 Credit Hours)
A. University Required (UR) Courses (28 Credit Hours)
|Course Number||Course title||Credit hours|
|0400101||Arabic language skills||2|
|0400120||Jerusalem Throughout History||2|
|0400121||Palestine: Nature & Environment||2|
|0400150||Language & Thinking||3|
|0400170||English Skills Level 1A||3|
|0400171||English Skills Level 1B||3|
|0400172||English Skills Level 2||4|
|0400185||English Communication Skills||2|
N.B. English courses 0400170, 0400171, 0400172 might be waived depending on student’s level in the university’s entrance exam. Compulsory university requirements total for all students is 18 C.H.
B. University Elective (UE) Courses (6 Credit Hours): The students choose to study either six credits from table A (I & II of the same language) or any two course (six credit) from table B.
|Course Number||Subject||Credit Hours|
|0400117||Spanish 1 (Beginners)||3|
|0400129||Turkish 2 (Intermediate)||3|
|0400146||Italian 1 (Beginners)||3|
|0400147||Italian 2 (Intermediate)||3|
|Course Number||Subject||Credit Hours|
|0300142||Science and Life||3|
|0303100||Internet For Special Purposes||3|
|0400104||Al-Ghazali: Revival of Islamic Sciences 1||3|
|0400105||Al-Ghazali: Revival of Islamic Sciences 2||3|
|0400131||Introduction to Music||3|
|0400132||Literary textual appreciation||3|
|0400133||Women and Men in Human Societies||3|
|0400137||Communication skills and practice||3|
|0400141||Issues In Modern and Cont. Arab Thought||3|
|0400148||Special Topic (Nonviolence & Identity)||3|
|0400149||Islam and Contemporary Issues||3|
|0400160||Chinese Language 1||3|
|0403131||Communication Skills & Practice||3|
|0405132||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|0409135||History & Philosophy of Science||3|
|0500140||Democracy and Human Rights||3|
|0500143||Conflict Resolution by Peaceful Means||3|
|0500145||Law & Community||3|
|0500146||Integrity, Transparency, and accountability||3|
|0700301||Skills for the Workplace||3|
2. Faculty Required (CR) courses (15 Credit Hours)
|No.||Subject||Course Number||Credit Hours|
|1.||Biology for Health Professions||200101||3|
|2.||First Aid and Patient Safety||200201||2|
|4.||Biostatistics for Health Professions||200301||3|
|5.||Scientific Research for Health Professions||200302||3|
3. Specialization Courses (Compulsory): 86 hours.
|Subject||Course Number||Credit Hours|
|2.||Anatomy and physiology I||0201102||3|
|4.||Physical fitness and wellness||0209102||1|
|5.||Introduction to emergency medical services||0209103||2|
|6.||Introduction to emergency medical services clinical||0209104||2|
|7.||Principles of public safety||0209105||1|
|8.||Communication and mental health||0201310||3|
|9.||Anatomy and physiology 2||0201202||4|
|11.||Microbiology and infection control||0209201||2|
|12.||Health and Physical Assessment of the Injured||0209202||2|
|13.||Health and Physical Assessment of the Injured: Clinical||0209203||1|
|14.||Paramedic Trauma management 1||0209204||2|
|15.||Paramedic Trauma management 1: clinical||0209205||2|
|17.||Methods of lifting, moving and handling patients||0209210||1|
|18.||Methods of lifting, moving, and handling patients clinical||0209211||2|
|19.||Paramedic Trauma management 2||0209301||2|
|20.||Paramedic Trauma management 2: clinical||0209302||2|
|21.||Paramedic management of infectious, toxicological, and environmental emergencies||0209303||2|
|23.||Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: clinical||0209305||1|
|25.||Communicating, documenting, and writing emergency reports||0209307||3 (2+1)|
|26.||Paramedic disaster and crisis management||0209308||2|
|27.||Paramedic medical and surgical emergencies 1||0209309||3|
|28.||Paramedic medical and surgical emergencies 1 clinical||0209310||3|
|29.||Paramedic management for elderly, neurological and psychological emergencies||0209311||3|
|31.||Paramedic management for maternal, pediatric and neonate emergencies||0209401||2|
|32.||Paramedic management for maternal, pediatric and neonate emergencies clinical||0209402||2|
|33.||Paramedic medical and surgical emergencies 2||0209403||3|
|34.||Paramedic medical and surgical emergencies 2: clinical||0209404||3|
|35.||Advanced Paramedic management||0209405||3|
|36.||Advanced Paramedic management clinical||0209406||2|
|37.||Leadership and emergency management||0209407||2|
|38.||Ambulance and traffic law||0209408||2|
|39.||Emergency and rescue operations||0209409||2|
|41.||Clinical training (Internship)||0209411||2|
4. Elective Specialization Requirements: 8 hours.
|No.||Subject||Course Number||Credit Hours|
|2.||Growth and development||0201467||2|
|4.||Health and wellness||0201463||2|
|5.||Special topics 1||0201471||2|
|6.||Special Topics 2||0201472||2|
|7.||Special Topics 3||0201473||2|
|8.||Nutrition and dietetics||0201466||2|
|9.||Specialized Hebrew language for paramedics||0209413||2|
|10.||Epidemiology and public health||0209414||2|
Faculty required Courses:
1. Biology for Health Professions (0200101) 3 credit hours
Through the study of this introductory course, students will describe and integrate basic biological principles and define the major biological terms. Themes that will be covered in this course include scientific skills, the characteristics and classification of living things and how they differ from inanimate objects, chemical basis of life, cell structure and biology, the genetic basis of life, evolution, classification of organisms, and gain insight into the formation of tissues, organs, and systems, as well as their interdependencies within the human body.
- Compare the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
- Discuss the anatomical and physiological features observed in the animal kingdom, with a focus on the human body systems.
- Discuss the chemical elements, organic molecules, and chemical bonds and their relation to life.
- Describe the similarities, differences, and roles in cellular function and living organisms between carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins.
- Define the function of genetic material and its impact on modern sciences.
2. First Aid and Patient Safety (0200201) 2 credit hours
This course focuses on equipping students with the knowledge and skills to effectively respond to emergency situations. Students will learn various topics, including proper procedures for addressing breathing and cardiac emergencies, managing bleeding and injuries (such as soft tissues, muscles, bones, joints, head, neck, and spinal injuries), handling sudden illnesses (such as bites/stings), and responding to accidents (including those involving traffic, water, and burns). Additionally, the course emphasizes patient safety principles.
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of first aid techniques applicable to patients in diverse medical conditions.
- Explain the specific first aid procedures required for infants, newborns, and adults during illness and accidents.
- Describe the essential steps involved in providing first aid across a range of situations.
- Safeguard the well-being of both patients and injured individuals while administering first aid.
- Adhere to proper instructions to ensure the safety of patients during the provision of first aid.
3. Medical Ethics (0200202) 2 credit hours
The primary goal of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of healthcare ethics and equip them with the necessary skills to address ethical challenges within the healthcare system based on professional standards and legal principles. The course will cover essential ethical concepts in healthcare professions, emphasize the importance of making accurate and well-informed medical and ethical decisions, explore the ethical regulations surrounding medical research, and highlight the ongoing paradigm shift in ethical thinking and the significance of professional ethics and laws. Furthermore, the course will examine the relevant health laws in Palestine that govern the profession, ensuring that students work within a framework that is both lawful and ethical.
- Provide students with an overview of the historical evolution of medical ethics.
- Familiarize students with the fundamental principles of medical ethics and their local and international origins.
- Provide practical experience in addressing various ethical issues that arise in healthcare settings.
- Familiarize students with the latest techniques for assessing and treating injuries.
- Develop an understanding of the nature of the healthcare profession, its relationship with society, and strategies for maintaining its integrity and advancement.
- Enhance students’ knowledge of the rights of healthcare providers, as well as the rights of injured individuals and terminally ill patients.
- Foster an appreciation for the human, social, and ethical dimensions of the healthcare profession within Palestinian society.
4. Biostatistics for Health Professions (0200301) 3 credit hours
Through the study of this course, students will learn statistical techniques applicable to Medical Sciences. It will be largely non-mathematical, concentrating on concepts rather than mathematical theory. Themes covered in this course include descriptive statistics measures and their calculations: data representation through Tables and Graphs; descriptive statistics and Tables using SPSS; hypothesis testing and inferential statistics using SPSS.
- Identify the range of problems to which biostatistics can be applied.
- Summarize and organize data and test statistical hypotheses.
- Utilize the computer package SPSS for analyzing health-related data.
- Interpret and evaluate results and theories in commonly used statistical analyses in any medical journal.
5. Scientific Research for Health Professions (0200302) 3 credit hours
Through the study of this course, students will learn the foundational research knowledge and skills needed to perform evidence-based quantitative and qualitative research methods relevant to healthcare practitioners. Themes that will be covered in this course include introducing research process, development of research questions, data collection and sampling methods, research design, literature review and citation, the typical format of research article and proposal, the scientific research critique, and the PowerPoint presentation design. Prerequisite: Biostatistics for Health Professions.
- Familiarize students with the rationale, procedures, and documentation of research.
- Explain the conceptual foundations and methodological tools of quantitative and qualitative research related to healthcare.
- Identify, critically analyze, and evaluate research articles in healthcare practice and related specialties and apply the results to practice.
- Develop the necessary preliminary research skills to plan and execute all stages of quantitative research to build knowledge related to healthcare practice.
- Explain the guidelines for data compilation, interpretation, evaluation, and writing of scientific papers, reports, and research proposals, and studies for publication.
- Understand the guidelines for presenting research with a focus on PowerPoint presentation.
6. Health Accreditation (0200401) 2 credit hours
Through the study of this course, students will learn the theoretical basis of healthcare system quality programs and health accreditation. It will introduce different types of accreditations, including the ISO certification, JCI, CAP, WHO patient safety initiatives and others. It will provide an overview of the formal process of peer healthcare system assessment and review by a relevant accrediting body leading to formal recognition. The course will also introduce the standards of the accreditation systems and the requirements necessary for the health institutions to be recognized and accredited and the process of assessing their level of performance in relation to established standards.
- Explain the need for health accreditation.
- Define the principles of accreditation standards.
- Understand the content of each element of accreditation standards fundamentally.
- Explain the monitoring processes to maintain quality and accreditation standards.
Specialization Required Courses
7. General Chemistry (0201101): 3 credit hours
The primary objective of this course is to provide students with the fundamental concepts in the field of chemistry, to develop basic chemical skills and understanding, and to enhance students’ problem-solving skills. General Chemistry is a course specifically designed and delivered for healthcare professionals in their first year. The course focuses on the fundamental principles of chemistry, with an emphasis on atomic structure, energy concepts in chemical reactions, chemical measurement, chemical reactions in aqueous solutions, acid-base equilibrium, thermodynamics, and chemical kinetics.
- Define the principles of general chemistry in terms of concept, significance, and elements.
- Recognize the importance of the science that studies its fundamentals and scientific and practical applications in their field of specialization.
- Develop scientific and practical capabilities in general chemistry.
- Explain the nature and properties of different materials and their bonding.
- Familiarize students with chemistry relevant to their studies, leading to the development of their ability to think scientifically based on established scientific principles and practical applications.
- Understand chemical reactions in aqueous solutions and gases.
- Recognize the role of energy and its relationship to chemical reactions.
8. Introduction to emergency medical services (0209103): 2 credit hours
This course is designed to assist students in entering the field of professional practice by providing them with the basic information and appropriate positive attitudes necessary to deliver comprehensive care to individuals, families, and communities. This course serves as an introduction to familiarize emergency medical students with the healthcare system, medical terminology, legal and ethical concepts. The course also focuses on introducing students to the responsibilities and duties of paramedics and the roles of the medical team. It aims to professionally prepare students by emphasizing their role as direct caregivers, educators, learners, and coordinators of care.
- Define the medical and legal concepts of first aid and emergencies.
- Understand the responsibilities assigned to paramedics.
- Comprehend the roles performed by the medical team in emergency situations.
- Provide emergency medical care in urgent situations.
- Develop a culture of promoting healthcare among students.
9. Introductions to Emergency Medical Services Clinical (0209104): 2 credit hours
This course is specifically designed to provide hands-on practical application of the core concepts in emergency medical services. Through this practical component, students are given the opportunity to train in a laboratory setting, with a strong emphasis on self-directed learning to enhance their mastery of essential healthcare skills. The course focuses on developing proficiency in applying comprehensive care strategies by aligning practical skills with the theoretical knowledge covered.
- Apply the information learned in the theoretical part of the course.
- Diagnose emergency cases affecting various body systems.
- Explain the digestive, urinary, excretory, reproductive, and sensory systems.
- Practice proper handling in cases of poisoning and addiction.
10. Anatomy and Physiology I (0201102): 3 credit hours
This course provides a comprehensive study of the fundamental aspects of human anatomy and physiology, focusing on the cellular and tissue levels. It explores the intricate relationships between these levels and their relevance to the integumentary system (skin), as well as the axial and appendicular skeletons, articulations (joints), muscular system, and neurological system.
Special emphasis is placed on understanding the control of physiological functions that contribute to maintaining homeostasis. The course highlights the interactions among various systems in the human body, elucidating how they work together to ensure the overall balance and functioning of the organism.
By the end of the course, students will have gained a thorough understanding of human anatomy and physiology at both the cellular and tissue levels, enabling them to comprehend the complex interplay between systems and their contributions to maintaining homeostasis. (Prerequisite: Biology for Health Professions).
- Describe the anatomical structures of the human body.
- Explain the physiological processes and functions of different body systems.
- Understand the interrelationships between anatomy and physiology.
- Analyze the mechanisms of homeostasis and their importance in maintaining bodily functions.
- Apply anatomical and physiological knowledge to interpret and solve practical scenarios related to human health.
11. Communicating, documenting, and writing emergency reports (0209307): 3 credit hours (2 hours theory + 1 hour Clinical)
This course aims to introduce students to the basic concepts of the English language and its applications in the healthcare field, enabling them to engage in professional writing. Additionally, the course provides students with an opportunity to understand the multiple objectives of proper documentation. Strategies for constructive communication with others through various documentation methods, such as handwritten or computer-based writing, are also taught.
By the end of the course, students will have a solid understanding of medical reports and the importance of effective documentation. They will be equipped with the necessary skills to produce well-written reports that meet professional standards, utilizing various documentation techniques.
- Define medical reports and the documentation process.
- Explain the fundamental concepts of report writing.
- Produce clear and accurate medical reports.
- Familiarize students with different methods of documentation.
- Understand the instructions and steps involved in report writing.
12. Communication and Mental Health (0201310): 3 credit hours
This course aims to assist students in developing effective communication and consultation skills. It focuses on the process of communication, skills, and the concise principles of counseling that aim to improve mental health and address emotional and behavioral issues in individuals. It is designed to enable students to understand the essential concepts of psychological and illness, as well as to identify measures that can enhance an individual’s mental health. It explains human behavior in health and illness, studies the development of human personality, and explains the process of human adaptation. In addition, it discusses highly common psychological and emotional cases that individuals experience during crises, exposure to harm, death, and stressful living conditions.
- Identify the necessary information to be provided to individuals experiencing psychological problems in order to prevent complications.
- Understand the proper principles of effective communication between the patient and the caregiver to build a trust-based relationship between the two parties.
- Apply the principles of primary mental and psychological healthcare in disease prevention.
- Examine and analyze the mental health of the injured and the patient.
- Provide appropriate therapies for individuals with psychological and mental health problems.
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13. Emergency and Rescue Operations (0209409): 2 Credit Hours
This course aims to prepare and equip students to handle emergency situations such as disasters and major accidents. It also introduces the concept of the vehicle accident triangle (driver-road-vehicle). The course covers various topics related to emergency operations and handling special rescue situations involving hazardous materials (chemical, biological, and radiological) as well as terrorist acts and crimes.
- Evaluate multiple injuries resulting from workplace accidents and disasters.
- Explain the principles of advanced first aid for emergency cases.
- Familiarize with the terminology and meanings of rescue and first aid.
- Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills to successfully perform duties and provide better service.
- Develop a rescue plan.
- Identify potential life risks and threats.
14. Anatomy and Physiology II (0201202): 4 Credit Hours
This course aims to introduce students and provide them with a comprehensive understanding of the structure and functions of the internal organs and their physiological processes in the human body, along with the fundamental concepts related to them. It prepares students to analyze the body’s conditions and anticipate changes that occur during pathological states. This course covers the systems that were not studied in Anatomy and Physiology 1, including the senses, circulatory system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system. Additionally, it emphasizes the significance of these organs and their physiological, biochemical, and regulatory mechanisms, enabling students to comprehend the health issues encountered by the body. (Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology I)
- Familiarize students with the principles of normal body functions.
- Identify the regulatory processes governing the endocrine glands, respiratory system, heart, blood vessels, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.
- Recognize the specific characteristics in the structure and function of the endocrine glands, respiratory system, heart, blood vessels, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.
- Define the terminologies associated with anatomy and physiology of the major systems covered in this course.
- Explain the structural and functional organization of body organs.
- Identify body organs on diagrams and models.
15. Pharmacology (0201207): 3 Credit Hours
This course will cover the fundamental aspects of pharmacology, including drug mechanisms of action and the chemical substances that elicit their pharmacological effects in the body. Students will gain an understanding of the intricate processes that influence drug distribution, metabolism, and elimination within the body. The course will emphasize general pharmacology principles, including drug kinetics and dynamics. Additionally, students will study specific drugs and chemical agents that affect various bodily systems such as the peripheral nervous system, respiratory system, cardiovascular system (heart and blood vessels), and blood composition and functions. The course will also cover drugs targeting the central nervous system (CNS), such as depressants, those used in Parkinson’s disease treatment, anesthetics, endocrine drugs, and antibiotics. A significant aspect of the course will involve developing skills necessary for accurate and precise dosage calculations. Students will learn essential calculations required to determine appropriate drug dosages for safe and effective administration.
- Understand the general principles of pharmacotherapy, drug kinetics, and dynamics.
- Explain the terminology, concepts, and pharmacological processes related to physiology and the therapeutic effects of pharmacotherapy.
- Interpret the characteristics of major drug groups and selected individual drugs in terms of their mechanisms of action, drug effects, therapeutic uses, side effects, harmful effects, toxicity, overdose management, and drug interactions.
- Demonstrate the ability to calculate drug dosages accurately.
16. Emergency Medications (0209401): 1 Credit Hours
The paramedic student learns about advanced emergency medications, drug kinetics, and pharmacodynamics. This course will cover the most important medications given in emergency situations, the laws that affect the use and distribution of emergency medications, medication dosages, clinical calculations, administration methods, and discussion of common drug classifications including indications, contraindications, and side effects. Prerequisite: Pharmacology knowledge. Prerequisite: Pharmacology knowledge.
- Identify the medications used in emergency cases.
- Understand the side effects of medications used in emergency situations.
- Learn how to effectively use sedative drugs and integrate them.
- Explain the components of a drug, its administration methods, absorption mechanism, metabolism, elimination from the body, toxic effects, and the mechanism of intoxication
17. Microbiology and Infection Control (0209201): 2 Credit Hours.
This course will provide students with fundamental knowledge of microbiology and the nature of infectious diseases, as well as skills to prevent the transmission of microorganisms in healthcare settings. It combines the principles of infection control with the science of germ transmission and reproduction. Students will gain knowledge of important types of bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral infections. The use of personal protective equipment and the skills necessary to establish and maintain a sterile field are essential skills for nurses. The role of the immune system in defending the human body will be examined, with a focus on recognizing inflammation. The laboratory will provide practice in sterilization techniques, the use of disinfectants and antimicrobial agents, and microscopic examination of bacteria and other organisms. Prerequisite: Biology for Health Professions.
- Explain the characteristics of microorganisms and the diseases they cause.
- Explore the mechanisms by which microorganisms cause disease.
- Explain how the human immune system specifically and nonspecifically responds to infection.
- Explain the modes of transmission of infections in hospitals, communities, populations, and the methods used to control the spread of infection.
- Describe the reasons and methods for sterilizing medical equipment.
- Explain the activity of antimicrobial disinfectants.
18. Health and Physical Assessment of the Injured (0209202): 2 Credit Hours
This course is designed to equip students with powerful tools to detect subtle and evident changes in the health of the injured. Students will learn methods and techniques for physical assessment of adults. This course enables students to assess patterns that reflect health problems, evaluate the condition of the injured, and assess their response that impacts the extent of examination. Health assessment and physical examination involve a comprehensive review of each body system, providing objective information about the injured and allowing the paramedic to make an initial diagnosis of their condition.
- Explain how to identify and detect health changes that occur in patients.
- Identify the means and techniques used during patient examinations.
- Identify health problems and assess the patient’s condition and their response to treatments provided.
- Apply assessment and review skills for all body systems and organs.
- Understand the skills necessary to provide an accurate and appropriate diagnosis for the patient.
19. Health and Physical Assessment of the Injured – Clinical (0209203): 1 Credit Hour
In this course, students will apply and practice the methods and techniques of physical examination for the injured in the emergency and trauma lab.
- Perform a comprehensive physical assessment on patients and the injured.
- Ability to diagnose the medical condition.
- Effectively communicate with healthcare team members to reach the correct and accurate medical diagnosis for the patient.
20. Pathophysiology (0209206): 2 Credit Hours
In this course, the mechanisms that regulate the disease process, the changes that occur in bodily functions because of various diseases, and their treatment methods are taught. It also focuses on the alteration in biological processes that affect the dynamics of the human body, homeostasis, and integrates knowledge from basic and clinical sciences. It also includes the study of inflammation, immunity, wound healing, blood disorders, circulatory system, cancer, and more. Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology I.
- Understand the basic tissue responses to various types of injuries.
- Explain the major causes of diseases.
- Understand the mechanisms and progression of disease in cells, tissues, and organs.
- Describe the morphological changes resulting from diseases in the cells and tissues of the body.
- Understand the impact of diseases on organ functions.
21. Paramedic Trauma Management (0209204): 2 Credit Hours
This course covers everything related to injuries, such as the mechanism of injury, laws of motion and their impact on the human body, traumatic events, penetrating and non-penetrating injuries, bleeding, shock, soft tissue injuries, and burns.
- Explain the mechanisms of injury management.
- Apply appropriate assessment techniques for the injured and the injury itself.
- Explain different approaches to managing injuries and shocks.
- Understand how to deal with cardiac and respiratory arrest resulting from shock.
- Enhance students’ skills in evaluating injuries to the head, face, neck, spine, chest, and abdomen.
- Improve students’ ability to make sound decisions.
- Enable students to utilize modern techniques related to emergency medical care.
22. Paramedic Trauma Management – Clinical (0209205): 2 Credit Hours
This course focuses on the practical application of emergency treatment for acute injuries in real-life situations through field training under the supervision of highly competent clinical trainers.
- Apply the skills learned in the theoretical lectures.
- Apply the skills of providing emergency and ambulance services in emergency cases.
- Receive practical training in dealing correctly with emergency cases inside and outside the hospital.
- Enhance students’ ability to intervene in critical times and critical cases.
- Possess the skill to handle critical injuries.
23. Paramedic Medical and Surgical Emergencies I (0209309): 3 Credit Hours
This course focuses on some of the emergency diseases and surgical cases encountered in medical emergency care. It covers the following topics: epidemiology of these diseases and surgical emergencies, prevention methods, comprehensive physiological care, patient assessment, clinical treatment, and rehabilitation for patients with cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurological diseases. The course provides theoretical knowledge through lectures.
- Understand interventions in emergency and critical cases.
- Enhance students’ scientific background in dealing with emergency and critical cases.
- Identify the causes of health problems and injuries and their pre-hospital treatment by paramedics.
- Develop the ability to provide evidence-based emergency medical care.
- Acquire theoretical knowledge to manage emergencies related to cardiovascular, nervous system, allergies, and poisoning.
- Acquire practical skills to manage emergencies related to cardiovascular, nervous system, allergies, and poisoning.
24. Paramedic Medical and Surgical Emergencies I – Clinical (0209310): 3 Credit Hours
This course aims to develop clinical skills in dealing with patients suffering from emergency cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurological diseases. It prepares students for advanced medical emergency practice. The course includes training on clinical analysis skills for treating these cases while considering age-related factors and geriatric patients.
- Apply the knowledge learned in theoretical lectures.
- Acquire the skill to intervene in emergency and critical internal cases.
- Gain practical experience in handling emergency and critical internal cases.
- Possess emergency care skills and therapeutic interventions related to cardiovascular, nervous system, allergies, and poisoning emergencies.
25. Paramedic Trauma Management II (0209301): 2 Credit Hours
This course serves as a complement to Emergency Injuries I, focusing on the study of head injuries, spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, chest injuries, abdominal injuries, and the methods of resuscitating victims in disaster situations. (Prerequisite: Paramedic Trauma Management I)
- Familiarize students with advanced skills in assessing injuries and emergency incidents.
- Enable students to perform accurate evaluations of injured individuals effectively.
- Develop proficiency in utilizing modern techniques related to emergency medical care.
- Understand the mechanisms and causes leading to cardiac and respiratory arrest.
- Equip students with the necessary skills and appropriate approaches to handle injuries and emergency cases.
26. Paramedic Trauma Management II – Clinical (0209302): 2 Credit Hours
This course provides practical application and training for the treatment of head injuries, spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, chest injuries, abdominal injuries, and the resuscitation of victims in disaster situations. (Prerequisite: Practical Emergency Injuries I)
- Acquire proficiency in applying theoretical knowledge gained in lectures.
- Demonstrate high-level skills in providing emergency and first aid services.
- Master proper handling of emergency cases within and outside the hospital setting.
- Intervene correctly in critical situations and critical cases.
- Possess the ability to work as a cohesive team member in critical injury sites.
27. Paramedic medical and surgical emergencies II (0209403): 3 Credit Hours
This course aims to develop medical knowledge for treating patients with emergency conditions related to the genitourinary system, endocrine disorders, metabolic disorders, and the digestive system, in preparation for advanced medical emergency practice. (Prerequisite: Paramedic medical and surgical emergencies I)
- Understand sufficient scientific and theoretical knowledge to intervene in emergency and critical cases.
- Explain the causes and etiology of critical and emergency cases.
- Master the proper methods and approaches for treating critical and emergency cases.
- Possess all the theoretical skills related to emergency care for internal diseases, genitourinary system, endocrine disorders, and glands.
28. Paramedic medical and surgical emergencies II – Clinical (0209404): 3 Credit Hours
This course aims to develop clinical skills in dealing with patients suffering from emergency conditions related to the genitourinary system, endocrine disorders, metabolic disorders, and the digestive system, in preparation for advanced medical emergency practice. The course includes training on clinical treatment skills for these cases. (Prerequisite: Paramedic medical and surgical emergencies I Clinical)
- Apply practically what has been learned in theoretical lectures.
- Master the skill of intervention in emergency and critical internal cases.
- Handle emergency and critical internal cases practically in a scientific and proper manner.
- Be capable of providing evidence-based emergency medical care.
- Understand the mechanisms of dealing with emergencies in glandular, digestive, genitourinary disorders.
29. Paramedic management of infectious, toxicological, and environmental emergencies (0209303): 2 Credit Hours
This course covers the treatment of diseases resulting from environmental disasters and acute poisoning cases. It includes the epidemiology of these injuries, their integrative treatment, pathological physiology, patient assessment, and treatment. The theoretical aspect is covered through lectures and seminars, while the practical aspect is covered through simulation.
- Understand and discuss the causes of common infections.
- Understand diseases and pathological physiology.
- Explain the etiology and pathological physiology of emergency cases resulting from environmental changes.
- Discuss the causes of common toxic emergencies and emergencies related to drug and substance overdose.
- Understand the rules and responsibilities of the rescuer in managing emergencies resulting from poisoning.
30. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (0209304): 1 Credit Hour
This course provides students with the basic knowledge and skills to identify types of injuries and accidents and to intervene immediately at the scene. Students are introduced to the skills of assessing emergency cases and applying initial aid procedures to prevent complications using available resources until the patient is transferred to the hospital.
- Explain the basic knowledge related to cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
- Acquire the skill to use the different established steps in cases of cardiac and respiratory arrest.
- Perform the steps of rapid intervention to deal with cardiac and respiratory arrest.
- Explain the techniques of resuscitation and its steps according to the patient’s condition and age groups.
- Understand the mechanism of assessing and diagnosing a patient in cases of cardiac and respiratory arrest.
31. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (0209305) Clinical: 1 Credit Hour
Practical training on the proper steps for basic and advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adult, child, and newborn patients.
- Demonstrate the correct method of chest compression in adults.
- Apply proper and correct CPR steps for adults, children, and newborns.
32. Paramedic management for maternal, pediatric and neonate emergencies (0209401): 2 Credit Hours
This course is designed to provide students with practical skills related to healthy and sick newborns, as well as children who sustain injuries during pregnancy and childbirth. The course focuses on serious injuries to the mother and fetus, as well as challenging cases, covering examination, assessment, and treatment methods for these injuries. Students in this course learn how to diagnose and treat pre-hospital emergency cases that affect children, newborns, and pregnancy and childbirth. The course aims to familiarize students with the types of injuries and management techniques specific to this special group of patients, with a focus on age-related anatomical, physiological, and functional factors, particularly related to the heart, circulatory system, respiratory system, vital signs, and other body organs.
- Explain the essential skills needed to manage healthy newborns and sick newborns.
- Possess skills in diagnosing certain emergency cases in newborns.
- Recognize the best methods of managing emergency cases in newborns, considering their age stage.
- Understand how to manage emergency cases in newborns, considering their age stage.
- Explain the fundamental skills for managing critical injuries that may occur during pregnancy and childbirth for the mother and fetus.
33. Paramedic management for maternal, pediatric and neonate emergencies – Clinical (0209402): 2 Credit Hours
This course aims to develop skills in dealing with natural and abnormal childbirth cases, as well as emergency illnesses in children. Students learn how to diagnose and treat pre-hospital emergency cases that affect children, newborns, pregnancy, and childbirth. The course aims to familiarize students with the types of injuries and management techniques specific to this special group of patients, with a focus on age-related anatomical, physiological, and functional factors, particularly related to the heart, circulatory system, respiratory system, vital signs, and other body organs. The course includes training on clinical analysis skills for treating these cases.
- Diagnose certain emergency cases in children and newborns.
- Demonstrate the ability and skill in managing emergency cases in children and newborns.
- Demonstrate the ability to manage injuries during pregnancy and childbirth and methods to deal with them.
- Diagnose the physiological changes that occur from the beginning of pregnancy until childbirth.
- Apply the necessary skills to determine the expected outcomes and consequences of injuries during pregnancy and childbirth.
34. Paramedic disaster and crisis management (0209308): 2 Credit Hour
This course covers all aspects related to disasters, including defining disasters, types of disasters, disaster management, stages of disaster response, field triage, and different treatment zones in cases of disasters and major incidents that result in multiple casualties.
- Explain the relevant concepts of disasters, crises, risks, their levels, and characteristics.
- Understand the administrative evolution of crises and disasters.
- Provide global and local examples of how to manage crises and mitigate their consequences.
- Comprehend how to plan for disasters before, during, and after their occurrence.
- Possess decision-making skills and choose the best leadership methods for dealing with disasters and crisis management.
35. Civil Defense (0209101): 2 Credit Hours
This course covers an explanation of the vision and mission of civil defense. It provides an introduction to the various services provided by civil defense within emergency services, including dispatching, operations and transportation, communication and response to disasters, and providing guidance and instructions to the public in disaster and crisis situations. An overview of the administrative structure, departments, education, and certifications provided to members and volunteers will also be given.
- Describing the administrative divisions of civil defense.
- Identifying the functions of the dispatch center.
- Explaining emergency services protocols within civil defense and infection control policies.
- Understanding the operations and emergency services provided by civil defense.
- Identifying the types and methods of patient transportation (land, air, water).
- Explaining the concept of response time to distress calls, its objectives, and measurement methods.
36. Principles of public safety (0209105): 1 Credit Hour
This course aims to familiarize students with general health and safety practices, personal healthcare, personal and environmental health. It focuses on introducing students to the concepts and methods of disease prevention, especially infectious diseases, patient care, the dangers of medications and addiction. The course also provides students with an understanding of occupational health and basic safety, as well as occupational health and safety management and its laws. It acquaints them with the principles of risk identification and management, as well as the necessary knowledge and training in the field of occupational health and safety applicable to all professions and industries.
- Identifying hazards in the workplace and associated occupational diseases.
- Identifying sources of contamination in the workplace and assisting in their elimination.
- Determining methods for maintaining general health and safety.
- Explaining the steps and methods of disease prevention.
37. Advanced Paramedic Management (0209405): 3 Credit Hours
This course aims to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to manage advanced first aid and emergency cases. Students in this course should be able to make prompt decisions in treating cases and develop strategies for dealing with emergency situations.
- Explaining the fundamental concepts of managing advanced first aid and emergencies.
- Explaining the approach to various types of injuries and shocks.
- Enhancing students’ ability to make sound decisions.
- Explaining the necessary steps in making decisions for providing advanced first aid and emergency treatment.
- Familiarizing students with modern techniques in emergency care and first aid.
38. Advanced Paramedic Management – Clinical (0209406): 2 Credit Hours
In this course, students will apply the practical skills required for emergency cases and their advanced treatment in the field.
- Applying the necessary skills in providing advanced first aid and emergency care.
- Utilizing modern technology in providing treatment.
- Demonstrating the ability to provide accurate and proper treatment.
39. Ambulance and Traffic Laws (0209408): 2 Credit Hours
The course focuses on familiarizing the student with the responsibility of driving an ambulance and other emergency vehicles, as well as clarifying the priority of ambulances on the roads and the requirement to not stop at traffic lights in emergency situations. The course emphasizes the use of lights and sirens to facilitate the movement of the ambulance through traffic and highlights the driver’s responsibility to provide the vehicle with all the necessary equipment for emergency operations. It also discusses the driver’s responsibility in providing first aid at the scene of an incident and maintaining the ambulance through regular maintenance to ensure quick and effective response in emergencies. The course includes a comprehensive introduction to traffic laws and regulations, emphasizing the importance of compliance and how to drive an ambulance in emergency situations.
- Possess a valid driver’s license as a job requirement, with a clean record free of violations or license suspensions.
- Explain how to drive an ambulance safely by considering the road conditions.
- Maintain the ambulance by adhering to maintenance requirements for quick and effective response in emergencies.
- Perform daily vehicle maintenance, report any faults or deficiencies in the necessary equipment, and record mileage and fuel usage.
- Take responsibility for the safety and security of the ambulance and its contents.
- Ensure that the ambulance is equipped with all necessary equipment, communication devices, and essential crews.
- Explain all traffic laws and regulations.
40. Administration and Leadership in Emergency Cases (0209407): 2 Credit Hours
This course aims to provide students with the administrative concepts and various issues in emergency management. It covers the administrative process, leadership theories, and different leadership styles. Students will also gain knowledge on how to evaluate an organization and assess its employees. The course discusses various concepts that assist students in dealing with individuals in different situations, such as dealing with authority, self-affirmation, conflict resolution, motivation, and group dynamics.
- Familiarize students with the administrative concepts and various issues in managing emergency cases and ambulance services.
- Effectively communicate with administrative levels.
- Explain methods and techniques for evaluating emergency personnel.
- Understand conflict resolution methods in the workplace.
- Explain how to work effectively within a team.
- Identify the components, stages, and sequence of critical thinking process for paramedics.
- Understand positive and facilitative behaviors during work and how to manage emotions and psychological reactions after an event to avoid being affected and maintain healthy lifestyle habits.
41. Paramedic management for elderly, neurological and psychological emergencies (0209311): 3 Credit Hours
This course aims to familiarize students with the methods of providing ambulance and emergency services for the elderly, as this group requires special care. It also covers the nature of psychological and neurological first aid and the frameworks for providing such aid, ensuring compliance with emergency response standards and self-preservation. Additionally, it focuses on providing psychological first aid and its principles, with an emphasis on preparedness tools for fulfilling this role and managing emotions and psychological reactions after an event to maintain healthy habits.
- Identify emergency cases related to neurological and psychological conditions that require ambulance and emergency services.
- Explain effective verbal techniques in dealing with mentally and psychologically disturbed patients.
- Discuss reasons for taking appropriate measures to ensure patient safety.
- Describe physical examination techniques for the elderly and patients with behavioral problems.
- Develop a plan for treating patients based on field impressions.
42. Methods of lifting, moving, and handling patients (0209210): 1 Credit Hour
This course aims to familiarize students with the mechanics of the human body and discusses the guidelines and safety precautions to be followed when lifting patients. It also covers the movements to be followed in special emergency cases and non-emergency situations. The course describes several lifting and transportation devices used for transferring patients inside and outside the hospital. Students will also learn about the reasons behind the methods and movements used for proper patient lifting and transportation and demonstrate the use of equipment for patient transportation outside the hospital.
- Identify the appropriate mechanics of the body to determine the proper positioning for safe patient lifting and transportation.
- Discuss how to safely use assistive devices to assist in patient stabilization, lifting, and transportation.
- Explain various methods to avoid back pain when working on patient lifting and transportation.
- Describe the methods for assessing patient needs related to positioning, lifting, and transportation.
- Explain how to communicate and interact with the team effectively to enhance patient transportation safety.
43. Methods of lifting, moving, and handling patients – Clinical (0209211): 2 Credit Hours
This course focuses on the practical application of proper methods and movements for transporting patients to the hospital.
- Demonstrate the correct steps for patient stabilization, lifting, and transportation safely.
- Apply the process of patient lifting and transportation accurately and safely.
- Apply effective communication and teamwork skills.
44. Physical fitness and wellness (0209102): 1 Credit Hour
This course aims to introduce students to the dimensions and importance of health, physical activity, and well-being. It explains the basic principles and necessary exercises to demonstrate the impact of physical activity on lifestyle and diseases. It also addresses healthy behaviors using principles and behavior change theory. This course aims to investigate the role of health-related fitness in contributing to optimal health, wealth, and quality of life.
- Discuss the concept of health and well-being and their benefits.
- Identify the components of health, physical activity, and well-being.
- Differentiate between proper and improper body movements for lifting and transferring patients in emergency cases.
- Describe proper methods and steps for managing stress and tension resulting from critical incidents.
- Explain the role of paramedics in promoting well-being, health, and physical activity.
- Discuss the importance of behavior change in nutrition and physical activity to enhance health and physical fitness.
45. Graduation Project (0209410): 1 Credit Hour
This course focuses on selecting a project through which a research problem in the field of emergency and ambulance services is identified. The student utilizes the appropriate methodology and methods to prepare scientific research, utilizing the knowledge acquired from theoretical courses the student has studied or will explore through the research conducted.
- Explain the steps of scientific research.
- Apply the steps of scientific research.
- Possess writing and result analysis skills.
- Present the research with quality.
46. Practical Training (Internship) (0209411): 2 Credit Hours
This course builds upon the practical knowledge the student has acquired to prepare them for their future role as a beginner practitioner under the supervision of qualified paramedics. The course aims to provide self-training opportunities for students expected to graduate from the second-year level to apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they have acquired during their studies. They are expected to work as professionals capable of taking on leadership roles with minimal academic supervision for a duration of 40 days.
- Demonstrate report writing and documentation proficiency.
- Display developed skills in the laboratory and clinical practical training in a fieldwork environment.
- Discuss the importance of EMS knowledge.
- Possess the ability to work within a team and as a team leader.
- Possess effective communication and interpersonal skills in emergency and ambulance cases.
47. Medical Imaging (0209306): 1 Credit Hour
This course aims to introduce students to radiography and the ethical considerations in this medical field. It covers the theory and application of positioning, radiation protection techniques, various medical imaging techniques, and basic radiation exposure. It also involves analyzing radiographic images to aid in diagnosing patients’ conditions.
- Discuss the importance of medical imaging.
- Understand radiography techniques in emergency cases.
- Interpret and analyze radiographic images to aid in diagnosing patients’ conditions.
- Explain radiation protection methods.
Elective Specialization Requirements:
48. Social Psychology (0209412): 2 credit hours
This course aims to introduce students to the concepts of psychology and sociology and their relationship together. It focuses on the theories and methodologies used in the study of behavior, the study of social factors that influence the formation of social personality, the formation and change of attitudes, and associated behavioral patterns.
- Understand the importance of psychology and sociology in understanding physical and mental health, illness, and healthcare in the context of paramedics’ practice.
- Identify the psychological and social determinants of health, including factors that impact individual health and illness.
- Recognize the importance of psychology and sociology for paramedics in developing and maintaining effective personal and professional relationships.
- Understand how a range of mental health disorders can manifest in crises.
- Understand patient behaviors in illness and how to deal with them.
49. Growth and Development (0201467): 2 credit hours
This course introduces students to the physical, behavioral, and cognitive changes that occur throughout an individual’s lifespan from birth to death. It focuses on theories and hypotheses related to human growth and development. This course also helps students understand the environmental, health, psychological, and social factors that influence an individual’s attainment of developmental tasks in each stage of their growth and development.
- Familiarize students with the main concepts and principles of human growth and development.
- Discuss the factors that facilitate or hinder growth and development.
- Identify the developmental tasks in each stage of human growth and development.
- Describe common characteristics of growth and development for each age group.
- Explain the changes that occur in different body systems as individuals age.
- Discuss major health problems that affect each stage of human growth and development.
50. Family Health (0201465): 2 credit hours
This course helps students focus on family health by discussing the various needs and problems that families face and proposing appropriate solutions to address these issues. It emphasizes psychological and social theories within the concept of the family, with a primary focus on the Palestinian family and the health issues it encompasses.
- Define concepts specific to family health.
- Understand the structure and functions of the family.
- Identify the key pillars of family health.
- Explain public health policies and services that promote and protect the health of individuals, families, and communities.
51. Nutrition and Dietetics (0201466): 2 credit hours
In this course, students study the fundamentals of nutrition and the abundant compounds found in food, such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and water, as well as less abundant compounds like vitamins, minerals, and others. It covers the digestive system, including absorption and the functions of organs involved in the digestion process. This course enhances students’ knowledge of the daily dietary requirements for different components of food based on various conditions, such as children, women, pregnant and lactating women, athletes, and patients. It also covers nutrition and related diseases such as malnutrition, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases, as well as meal planning for a healthy diet.
- Identify and classify food substances, understanding their composition, nutritional value, biological availability, sensory properties, taste, and the changes they undergo as a result of technological and cooking processes.
- Understand the basic processes involved in preparing, processing, and preserving animal and plant-derived foods.
- Know the nutritional elements, their functions, recommended quantities, and the principles of active and therapeutic balance.
- Explain protocols for assessing health status and identifying nutritional risk factors.
- Apply scientific knowledge of organ functions, pathological physiology, nutrition, and food to individual or group diet planning and counseling, for both healthy individuals (dieting) and patients (diet therapy), at each stage of life.
52. Health and wellness (0201463): 2 credit hours
This course focuses on using the fundamental concepts of nutrition, pharmacology, as well as social and psychological sciences across different stages of human life to assess the factors that govern health and disease, whether related to environmental, social, or cultural conditions. The course also utilizes theories related to health and disease to promote health and prevent diseases.
- Define the concepts of health and well-being.
- Explain methods and means of maintaining and promoting health.
- Understand healthy behaviors, such as proper nutrition and physical activity, in promoting health and preventing diseases.
- Identify methods and strategies for disease prevention and infection control.
53. Epidemiology and Public Health (0209414): 2 credit hours
This course aims to provide students with some skills in public health and its principles, such as environmental health, infectious diseases, and methods of disease control. It covers epidemiology, which includes health indicators related to health, disease, and types of epidemiological studies, as well as their relevance to the Palestinian community.
- Explain the importance of epidemiology in discussing scientific, ethical, and economic issues in health policy development.
- Define the basic terms and definitions of epidemiology.
- Identify the primary sources of epidemiological data.
- Identify the principles and limitations of public health screenings.
- Explain epidemiological information to the general public and professionals.
- Apply concepts, methods, and tools for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting public health data, evidence-based reasoning, and necessary information methods to enhance public health.
54. Specialized Hebrew language for paramedics (0209413): 2 credit hours
The course aims to teach students how to read and write Hebrew letters in both handwritten and printed forms. Students will learn how to distinguish between the two forms in terms of drawing, reading, and pronunciation. This will enable them to construct syllables, words, simple sentences, and basic expressions used in daily communication. The course will then progress to the study of basic functional grammar, including simple vowel markings and how to form dual, plural, masculine, feminine, possessive, and infinitive forms. Students will also learn verb conjugation and interrogative tools. Through this course, students will develop their skills in dialogue and conversation with others. The course also focuses on the relationship between this language and its use in emergency situations when communicating and dealing with hospitals in the occupied territories.
- Familiarize students with medical terms used in Hebrew.
- Communicate in Hebrew with healthcare staff.
- Write medical reports in Hebrew.
- Understand how to explain a patient’s condition in Hebrew.
55 . Special Topics 1 (0201471), Special Topics 2 (0201472), Special Topics 3 (0201473):
These courses aim to introduce students to the scientific advancements related to paramedics and emergencies. They discuss various topics that have not been covered in specialized courses and provide an opportunity to explore and learn from the latest research and publications in the field of paramedics and emergencies. Guest speakers and specialists in the field of emergency medicine will be invited to discuss the latest scientific developments and share their expertise in this field.
*: Every clinical day is equivalent to eight actual clinical hours.