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Certificate in Community Paramedicine Care

An accessible, research-based certificate program designed to prepare paramedics for their expanded role as Community Paramedics. Creating connections between paramedic services, staff and community partners, the Certificate in Community Paramedicine Care bridges existing skills and experience with the advanced assessments, critical thinking and care planning required to excel in this growing field.

Program Outcomes

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the Community Paramedic and allied agencies

  • Effectively liaise with allied agencies

  • Prepare verbal and written documentation

  • Identify and manage compassion fatigue, burnout and secondary traumatic stress

  • Understand the psychological effects of chronic disease

  • Understand pharmacology as it relates to community paramedicine and common pharmaceutical treatments in chronic disease patients

  • Understand anatomy & physiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory and endocrine systems

  • Integrate knowledge of the aging process and common pathologies with assessments and treatments for the older adult patient

  • Analyze common disease processes treated by Community Paramedics

  • Perform basic, advanced and specialized assessments and appropriately refer/report on common disease processes treated by Community Paramedics

  • Perform assessments, treatments and care plans for common patient demographics seen by Community Paramedics

  • Perform specialized therapeutics used in Community Paramedicine

  • Design care plans

  • Apply introductory knowledge in topics related to Community Paramedicine care through elective courses

Enrolment Options

Enrolment options are not cohort-based meaning paramedic services can enrol students at any point in the year. The certificate program is designed to take as little as 4 months to complete depending on staff scheduling and allocated training time. Courses are offered in a self-paced asynchronous model.

*Note: tuition increase will occur in September 2023

Certificate in community paramedicine care

Students receive a certificate upon completion. Program includes asynchronous competency and research-based didactic lessons and one program coordinator guide to aid in supporting staff. Includes:

12 core courses

2 elective courses

Current tuition:

$2600

Advanced certificate in community paramedicine care

Students receive an advanced certificate upon completion. Program includes asynchronous competency and research-based didactic lessons, a template for the skills program and a 240 hour clinical placement. (Note: specific clinical placement sites are coordinated by the paramedic service). Includes:

12 core courses

2 elective courses

Skills & clinical placement guide

Current tuition:

$3500

Continuing professional development

Community paramedicine programs may register students in courses independent of the certificate programs as part of the continuing education program or for general interest. Some services may wish to register non-CP staff for select courses as part of the service QA program.

Current tuition:

$249

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Frequently asked questions

Learn about program structure, accreditation updates and how to register

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