Paramedicine (Specialist Joint Program)

Paramedicine (Specialist Joint Program)

The paramedicine program is a joint program with Centennial College. Over the course of four years of study, students receive an Honors Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and a Paramedic Diploma from Centennial College. By the end of the third year of study, students are ready to write the appropriate examinations to become a practicing paramedic.

This program combines the academic aspects of University study with the practical aspects of College study. Through their courses at UTSC, students will gain a solid foundation in topics such as biology, physiology, anatomy, microbiology, genetics, histology, pathology, psychology and statistics/data analysis. At Centennial College, students will learn the theory and practical requirements for the paramedic profession. For more information, please see the following web sites below.

Program Supervisor: Dr. Shelley Brunt

Program Coordinator: Jennifer Campbell


For more information, please refer to the Paramedicine entry in the Course Calendar.


CGPA and Grade Requirement:
Students must achieve a minimum of C- (60%) in their Centennial College courses to pass and maintain standing in the program. In select courses, students must pass the practical component in addition to achieving the minimum C- (60%) in the class. Students must also maintain a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 or higher at UTSC to remain in the program.

Suggested Course Sequence 

Year 1: Fall Semester*

  1. BIOA01H3 Life on Earth: Unifying Principles
  2. CHMA10H3 Introductory Chemistry I: Structure and Bonding
  3. PSYA01H3 Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology

Year 1: Winter Semester*

  1. BIOA02H3 Life on Earth: Form, Function and Interactions
  2. CHMA11H3 Introductory Chemistry II; Reactions and Mechanisms
  3. PSYA02H3 Introduction to Clinical, Developmental, Personality and Social Psychology

*In Year 1 students must also complete 0.5 credit in statistics [ STAB22H3 Statistics I or PSYB07H3 Data Analysis in Psychology].

**Please note BIOA01H3, BIOA02H3, CHMA10H3, CHMA11H3 and STAB22H3 or PSYB07H3 must be completed during the Fall and Winter term along with the minimum CGPA to progress to Centennial for year 2

Year 2: Fall Semester

  1. BIOB10H3 Cell Biology
  2. PMDB33H3 Anatomy
  3. PMDB22H3 Pre-Hospital Care 1: Theory and Lab
  4. PMDB25H3 Therapeutic Approaches to Behaviour in Crisis
  5. PMDB41H3 Professional Issues, Research and Leadership

Year 2: Winter Semester

  1. BIOB11H3 Molecular Aspects of Genetic Processes
  2. PMDB30H3 Alterations of Human Body Function I
  3. PMDB32Y3 Pre-Hospital Care 2: Theory, Lab and Clinical
  4. PMDB36H3 Pharmacology for Allied Health Pre-requisite

Year 3: Fall Semester

  1. BIOB34H3 Animal Physiology
  2. PMDC40H3 Alterations in Human Body Function II
  3. PMDC42Y3 Pre-Hospital Care 3: Theory, Lab and Field
  4. PMDC43H3 Medical Directed Therapeutics and Paramedic Responsibilities

Year 3: Winter Semester

  1. BIOC17H3 Microbiology
  2. BIOC34H3 Human Physiology II
  3. PMDC54Y3 Pre-Hospital Care 4: Theory, Lab and Field
  4. PMDC56H3 Primary Care Practice Integration and Decision Making

Year 4: Fall Semester

  1. BIOC21H3 Vertebrate Histology: Cells and Tissues or BIOC32H3 Human Physiology I
  2. PSYB20H3 Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  3. PSYB32H3 Abnormal Psychology
  4. BIOD33H3 Comparative Animal Physiology or BIOD65H3 Pathologies of the Nervous System or BIOD26H3 Fungal Biology and Pathogenesis or BIOD96Y3 Directed Research in Paramedicine*]

Year 4: Winter Semester

  1. PSYC08H3 Advanced Data Analysis in Psychology
  2. BIOD17H3 Seminars in Cellular Microbiology or BIOD43H3 Animal Movement and Exercise or BIOD29H3 Pathobiology of Human Disease
  3. 0.5 credits of elective courses