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Medical Rescue, full-time, first-cycle programme (WNZ-0116-1SP)

(in Polish: Ratownictwo medyczne, stacjonarne pierwszego stopnia)
first-cycle
full-time, 6 semesters
Language: Polish

Qualification awarded:

(in Polish) Licencjat na ratownictwie medycznym

Access to further studies:

second-cycle programmes, postgraduate programmes

Professional status:

A graduate of the first-cycle EMS program receives a bachelor’s degree in emergency medical services permitting to deliver emergency services within the framework of the State Emergency Service system. As part of emergency medical services, the graduate is prepared to: assess the patient’s health status, perform medical triage, perform advanced CPR in children and adults, ensure a viable airway with medical equipment, support respiration, deliver assisted respiration, perform defibrillation, monitor respiratory and circulatory function, administer specific drugs by different methods, dress wounds, stop bleeding, immobilize broken limbs and other injuries, transport patients in health emergencies, communicate with the victims and provide them with psychological support. The graduate is eligible to act as a medical dispatcher and perform the above-mentioned emergency medical services within facilities that cooperate with the mountain and water rescue service system, as well as to organize and lead classes in first aid, qualified first aid, and emergency medical services. The graduate can be employed within the State Emergency Service system, including medical emergency teams and hospital emergency wards and other facilities related to medical service, depending on specific competences.

Access requirements

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Rating of the candidates on the basis of the results of the qualifying subjects taken at the matriculation examination or at the central entrance examination: biology, Polish.

Teaching standards

ATTENTION: this information may be not up to date. Valid admission requirements can be found on www.erk.uj.edu.pl

Graduates who complete the programme of study have acquired the training outcomes specified in Resolution No. 34/III/2012 adopted by the Senate of the Jagiellonian University on 28 March 2012 on the introduction of training outcomes for degree courses conducted at the Jagiellonian University as of the 2012/2013 academic year, with later amendments. The graduate holds the following qualifications as regards knowledge, skills and social competence: is able to characterize/discuss human organism structures: cells, tissues, organs and organ systems; is able to discuss metabolic processes at the level of cells, organs and systems; is able to list/discuss the ethical and legal conditions of the emergency medical services profession; is able to discuss psychological determinants of individual behavior and the individual’s relationship with his/her family, the closest surrounding and society; understands the problems that stem from disability and chronic disease; understands the social determinants of health and disease; is able to discuss legal regulations concerning the treatment of people with mental disorders; is able to explain disorders in structure of cells, tissues, organs and organ systems caused by disease or trauma; is able to explain mechanisms that lead to sudden risk to health and life; is able to discusses pathogenesis, symptoms and treatment protocols of specific types of clinical conditions; is able to explain the basic mechanisms of action of drugs; is able to characterize the methods of pain alleviation; is able to discuss the principles of decontamination; is able to discuss the types, symptoms and effects of mass destruction factors (radiation, chemical and biological contamination); is able to discuss the principles of health promotion in relation to a healthy lifestyle; is able to characterize health and life risk factors; is able to explain stress development mechanisms and discuss its symptoms and effects; is able to discuss the basics of immunology, epidemiology and disease prevention; is able to discuss the structure and organization of the healthcare system on the national and global level, including its economic determinants; is able to characterize the specialist diagnostic and therapeutic procedures used in thoracic surgery; is able to discuss the symptoms, course, and treatment protocols of specific types of chest trauma; is able to present specialist diagnostic and therapeutic procedures used in urology; is able to discuss the symptoms, course, and treatment protocols of specific types of maxillofacial trauma; is able to explain the principles of hyperbaric therapy; is able to present the symptoms of the battered child syndrome; is able to characterize the symptoms, course, and treatment protocols of selected types of craniocerebral trauma; is able to characterize the symptoms of selected neurological syndromes; is able to list the symptoms of life threatening conditions with patients from different age groups; can describe the pathophysiology and clinical symptoms of basic mental disorders; is able to discuss the principles that regulate the use of direct coercion; is able to define the basic notions concerning health and illness and health risks in contemporary societies; is able to present how the healthcare services market functions in Poland and in selected EU countries; is able to discuss the basic organization of the national healthcare system in Poland; is able to indicate the basic sources of funding in healthcare; describes the essence, strategy, and mechanisms of negotiating within an organization; is able to define the notions: health, health promotion, prevention, health behavior, lifestyle; is able to explain local, regional, national and global health promotion strategies; is able to discuss the methods of assessing the patient’s condition with the use of the following measures: temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and respiratory rate, and the methods of documenting thereof, as well as to explain the importance of observation and medical interview in collecting information on the patient; is able to present the principles of performing selected invasive interventions; is able to discuss the principles of asepsis and antisepsis; knows the basics of sign language (medical terminology) to communicate with patients who are deaf or hard-of-hearing; is able to present the standards of first aid, and basic and advanced CPR procedures; is able present the principles of physical examination of patients of different ages and health conditions; is able to explain the basic mechanisms of pharmacotherapy in CPR; is able to discuss the protocols used in the event of a mass event or disaster (medical segregation); is able to characterize the methods of providing emotional support to the patient in a life and health threatening situation; is able to present the psychological reactions in a member of emergency medical services delivering pre-medical aid to the patient in a life or health-threatening situation; is able to discuss medical emergency procedures, security measures, transportation, and evacuation procedures; is able to discuss the sources of scientific information in medicine and related science; is able to discuss the prospects of employment and the formal and legal aspects of running a business activity as part of a completed field of study; is able to present the classification, structure, and main biochemical reactions of the most important types of macromolecules; is able to characterize the basic biochemical processes; is able to discuss the basic concepts of microbiology and knows microbiological diagnostic methods; is able to explain the physicochemical basis for the functioning of the human senses that use physical media (sound waves and electromagnetic waves); is able to explain the physical basis of invasive and non-invasive imaging methods; is able to describe the basics of modern medical diagnostics; is able to discuss the biophysical basis of the functioning of the human body; is able to explain the basic concepts and issues of teaching; is able to present the education process with reference to health education; is able to differentiate between aspects of general and professional ethics; is able to discuss philosophical and ethical concepts useful in emergency medical services; is able to describe the nature of ethical decisions and moral dilemmas arising in emergency medical services; is able to define the topic, objective, and scope of scientific research; is able to characterize successive research stages; is able to discuss how to formulate research topics, objectives, and hypotheses; is able to describe the methods and techniques of scientific research; is able to explain the basic notions and principles of the protection of intellectual property right and copyright; is able to describe the neurohormonal regulation of physiological processes and electrophysiological processes; is able to describe the role of water and electrolyte balance and acid and base balance in maintaining body homeostasis and discuss their disorders; is able to discuss the physiology of individual systems and sense organs; is able to present the principles of water rescue and high-altitude security; is able to discuss the organization, functioning and funding of the emergency medical services system in Poland, as well as the organization and functioning of other services and organizations in charge of delivering emergency assistance; is able to present the principles of planning a professional career in medical services and the health care sector as well as effective methods of seeking a job in Poland and Europe; is able to present the goals and objectives and the organizational and legal system of sanitary and epidemiological surveillance in Poland; is able to substantiate the significance of epidemiology in public health; knows English at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages; is able to present the principle of team work and the significance of the role of a team leader; is able to define the basic concepts of general pathophysiology with regard to circulatory disorders, regressive changes, progressive changes, inflammations and tumors; is able to discuss selected topics in the pathophysiology of the circulatory system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary and reproductive system, nervous system, and the clinical course of pathomorphological changes in individual organs; is able to discuss the principles of first aid in cases of near-drowning, hypothermia, hyperthermia/burning, electrocution, lightning stroke, and external hemorrhage: is able to characterize the stages and course of a rescue operation during catastrophes and natural disasters on the basis of international cooperation models; is able to discuss the legal provisions governing the National Emergency Medical Services system; is able to characterize the influence of social environment (family, social relations network) and social inequalities on health condition; is able to discuss the determinants and models of various forms of family violence, and the role of a medical professional in recognising its symptoms; is able to explain the social consequences of an illness and a disability and the concepts of the quality of life determined by health condition; is able to discuss the importance of verbal and non-verbal communication in the process of communication with patients of different age and health condition; is able to characterize the functioning of medical institutions; is able to present general and detailed principles of medical history interview and its documentation; is able to characterize the procedures of comprehensive physical examination of the patient; is able to communicate effectively with the patient, his/her family members (custodian), and witnesses; is able to conduct a medical interview with the patient, his/her family members (custodian), and witnesses; is able to provide the patient with information on the essence of their condition and the further course of treatment; is able to effectively communicate with colleagues and other health care professionals; is able to effectively communicate and cooperate with other services and organizations involved in delivering aid; is able to recognize sudden health- and life-threatening situations; knows the protocols appropriate to the recognized sudden health- and life-threatening situations and acts appropriately to the recognized sudden health- or life-threatening situations; is able to assess the patient’s condition to decide on a further course of action; is able to assess the patient’s level of consciousness; is able to lay the patient down in a position appropriate to the condition or sustained injury; is able to perform basic CPR on adults and children; is able to perform advanced CPR on adults and children, is able to restore an open airway without medical instruments; is able to restore an open airway by supralaryngeal methods; is able to perform endotracheal intubation in direct laryngoscopy; is able to perform cricothyrotomy and needle cricothyrotomy; is able to perform oxygen therapy; is able to deliver respiratory assistance; is able to assist ventilation with a face mask, resuscitator and portable respirator; is able to monitor respiratory system activity, including by pulse oximetry and capnometry/capnography; is able to perform an ECG and identify a direct danger to life; is able to perform electrical defibrillation with a manual and automatic defibrillator; is able to perform cardioversion and external cardiac electrostimulation; is able to monitor the activity of the circulatory system by non-invasive methods; is able to assess the neurological state of the patient, including with the use of point scales; is able to secure peripheral intravenous access; is able to perform intraosseous needle insertion; is able to use different routes of drug administration; is able to take blood for tests; is able to secure material for toxicology tests; is able to determine critical blood parameters, including blood glucose level; is able to insert a nosogastric tube; is able to insert a catheter into the urinary bladder; is able to dress different kinds of wounds; is able to stop external bleeding; is able to immobilize limbs after trauma; is able to stabilize and immobilize the spine; is able to implement the appropriate protocol in life-threatening pneumothorax; is able to use trauma grading scales; is able to deliver a baby outside the hospital; is able to perform medical segregation; is able to identify the certain signs of death; is able to identify an exposure to hazardous substances on the site of an event; is able to decide to cease CPR; is able to work in a team; is able to take appropriate action towards people who are drowning; is able to cooperate with representatives of other professions in the field of health care; is able to keep medical documentation and prepare written reports with the use of source data; is able to communicate in English at level B2; is able to use the computer and other means of communication; is in good physical shape and endeavors to stay fit; is able to use various floating equipment to save people who are drowning; is able to use the basics of high-altitude security procedures; is able to perform patient examination with an ophthalmoscope and a slit lamp; is able to rinse the conjunctival sac; is able to use different coercive measures to a person with a mental disorder; is able to recognize aggressive behavior with patients and the anger management methods; is able to communicate with a deaf and hard-of-hearing person; is able to recognize the symptoms of severe stress in the patient and introduce appropriate psychological interventions (support, normalization, taking control of the patient); is able to recognize his/her own emotional reactions and their consequences resulting from interventions; is able to carry out educational activities in the field of first aid, qualified first aid, and health promotion; is able to perform an initial diagnosis in order to determine the type of an intervention; is able to use medical equipment in providing emergency medical services; is able to describe the topography of human body organs; is able to describe the structure of human body systems; is able to describe basic metabolic processes and substance metabolism processes in the human body; is able to describe pathogens and the microbial flora, pathogenesis and the pathways of pathogen spread in the human body; is able to describe the structure and function of the immune system; is able to classify microorganisms, including pathogens and the physiological flora; is able to apply the laws of physics to describe topics in cell biology, tissue biology, and physiological processes, in particular to explain the influence of external factors such as temperature, gravity, pressure, electromagnetic field and ionizing radiation on the human body; is able to participate in choosing diagnostic methods in specific clinical cases, using the knowledge of biophysics and biochemistry; is able to use teaching methods and techniques in the teaching process; is able to plan the teaching process in accordance with relevant principles designed for specific student groups; is able to plan and conduct scientific research and construct research tools; uses databases, including online databases, to find important research information; adheres to research ethics and the principles of intellectual property protection; is able to describe the neurohormonal regulation of physiological processes and explain the electrophysiological processes in the human body; is able to communicate with individuals with disabilities, including multiple disabilities; is able to use alternative and accessory communication methods on the site of the event; is able to present the results of his/her actions and observations and reflections; is able to use his/her knowledge of hygiene and epidemiology in professional practice; is able to analyze relevant English-language literature; is able to communicate in English at level B2; is able to take preventive action to limit the health impact of an event; is able to work in a team in difficult field conditions (water basins) and under conditions of significant physical and psychological duress; is able to prepare the patient and provide them with medical assistance during transportation; is able to analyze legal provisions in line with their key principles; is able to correctly interpret the goal of the provision; is able to undertake interventions based on legal regulations applicable to the work of emergency medical services; is able to take into account the expectations of the patient during an intervention; is able to make the patient feel safe during an intervention; is able to recognize forms of violence and undertake an appropriate intervention; is able to work in a multi-profession team, in a multicultural and multinational environment; is able to conduct a physical examination; is able to identify a pathological process during physical examination; is able to plan his/her own professional development and active job seeking strategy; is able to analyze and asses the employment situation and the distribution of medical staff in Poland and abroad; is able to adapt to the stages and different forms of the recruitment process (self-presentation, application documents, job interview, job offer); is able to prepare a presentation on a given topic; is aware of his/her own limitations; is able to act under conditions of duress and uncertainty; is able to ensure his/her own safety and the safety of colleagues and patients; is able to efficiently manage his/her own time and that of his colleagues and successfully solves the most frequent problems arising in professional practice; has the habit and skills of lifelong learning and maintains physical fitness necessary for emergency medical services; is aware of the importance of professional conduct and adherence to the professional code of ethics; takes responsibility for his own actions and the joint actions of his/her team; prioritizes the welfare of the patient; respects the patient and shows an understanding of differing worldviews and cultural differences; respects the full range of patient rights; keeps a healthy lifestyle and takes care of his/her physical fitness and psychological health; is able to cooperate in a team; is able to adhere to the principles of fair play; is able to decide in a responsible and independent manner about his/her professional development and draw conclusions from his/her own mistakes.