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Paramedicine – Advanced Care

Advance your paramedicine career with a polytechnic education.

Gain the academic and clinical experience to further your career in the exciting and challenging field of emergency medical services.

The Paramedicine – Advanced Care program is designed to allow practicing primary care paramedics the opportunity to complete most of their studies in a distance delivery format.

Make the most out of a flexible education that adapts to your lifestyle – the academic component of this program has online and in-person activities for blended delivery. In this program, you will also engage in practical training including a field practicum placement, hospital/clinical and community paramedic clinical rotations – both conducted in Winnipeg or in rural Manitoba.

The Paramedicine – Advanced Care program prepares graduates for employment opportunities in Manitoba. This program is based on the National Occupational Competency Profile (NOCP) for Paramedicine – Advanced Care Paramedic and the College of Paramedics of Manitoba (NOCP Variances).

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Post-Graduate Diploma
  • Annual Intake
    Winter
  • Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    28 months

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

The Paramedicine – Advanced Care diploma program builds on the foundational knowledge and expertise of primary care paramedicine. Advanced training allows for a wider range of patient care interventions, community paramedicine and leadership opportunities.

TERM 1

Gain in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of advanced pharmacology, respiratory and cardiac theory.

TERM 2

Continue to advance your skills in advanced trauma and neurologic theory.

TERM 3

Learn about community paramedicine and continue to further your practical training through in-person advanced simulation labs and clinical rotations.

TERM 4

Develop skills in advanced obstetrics and gynecology, neonate and pediatric studies and multi organ systems.

TERM 5

Build on digestive system studies and continue to advance your knowledge of community paramedicine.

TERM 6

Apply your knowledge and sharpen your skills in-person clinical rotations and advanced simulation labs.

TERM 7

Dive into in-person community paramedicine rotations and field practicum to gain practical experience and be career-ready.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Advanced care paramedic – ground
  • Advanced care paramedic – flight
  • Health leadership/management
  • Community paramedicine

AFFILIATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Work together to build practical experience. Simulate injuries and learn to assess classmates using industry-standard techniques and equipment.
Experience a different kind of water-cooler conversation. Connect with a dedicated network of students while you build your expertise at RRC Polytech.
Prepare for every patient. Using our high-fidelity mannequin, you’ll learn to provide assisted ventilation to any patient, including children.
Learn like you’re working, using the same tools and techniques as industry experts to build essential skills.
Gain real-time feedback and industry insight as you work one-to-one with expert instructors.
This sound could save your life. Learn and practice Advanced Life Support skills in simulated and field experiences.
Provide exceptional care as soon as you start your career. Use industry standard equipment to develop new skills for life saving interventions.
Coordinate collaborative care. Learn to lead multidisciplinary teams, tackle tasks simultaneously and ensure every second counts.

Graduate Success

Build on your existing primary care paramedic education and experience to advance your career. As a Paramedicine – Advanced Care graduate, you’ll have the expertise you need to safely administer emergency treatment measures and care for individuals of all ages. You’ll also have the confidence and communication skills to make sound decisions in stressful environments and lead in chaotic situations.

Advance Your Career

Primary care paramedics that decide to advance their careers to advanced care paramedics enjoy lifelong growth opportunities. With an education from RRC Polytech, your skills and knowledge will be aligned with the National Occupational Competency Profile (NOCP) for Paramedicine – Advanced Care Paramedic and the College of Paramedics of Manitoba (NOCP Variances).

Explore Employment Opportunities in Manitoba

Grads of this program can be confident health care professionals, leading change from the frontlines. With the practical experience developed at RRC Polytech, you’ll be ready for a variety of ground and air ambulance positions and community health opportunities across Manitoba.

Increase Your Career and Earning Potentials

Advanced care paramedics earn competitive wages in Manitoba and across Canada. They are also eligible to earn shift premiums and overtime, with the potential for advancement, further specialization and salary increases.

“RRC Polytech gave me the necessary education and skills to make a difference in the lives of Manitobans.”

Nishanth Jayaranjan – Paramedicine Instructor and Advanced Care Paramedic – Flight Paramedic
Red River College Polytechnic and Trauma Flight Manitoba

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

You’re a paramedic care paramedic interested in expanding your career as a healthcare professional. As a student in this program, you are interested in helping people when they need it most. You have an ability to think critically, make swift decisions, be resourceful and stay calm under pressure.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Adaptable
  • Challenge-driven
  • Critical thinker
  • Detail-oriented
  • Empathetic

SKILLS

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Integrity
  • Multi-tasking
  • Problem solving

INTERESTS

  • Paramedicine
  • Direct patient care
  • Advancing skills
  • Inter-professional teams
  • Community health

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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LIST OF COURSES

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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OTHER INFORMATION

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