Paramedics are highly skilled members of the emergency medical services health care team, delivering medical treatment for individuals in urgent and non-urgent situations. The Diploma in Paramedicine (Dip. P) is a Two -year applied diploma, which combines classroom theory, laboratory skills, high-fidelity simulation, and extensive clinical and field preceptorships to prepare graduates to join the professional workforce as competent entry-level Primary Care Paramedics.


Upon successful completion of the first two levels, at the Primary Care Paramedicine Diploma exit, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate required skills, knowledge, and abilities, as prescribed by the Canadian National Occupational Competency Profile for Paramedics, with consistency, independence, timeliness, accuracy, and appropriateness
  2. Integrate assessment, diagnostic, and treatment procedures into the holistic management of patients in the out-of-hospital setting.
  3. Use critical thinking and problem-solving skills that promote logical and independent decision making in the provision of paramedic care.
  4. Maintain a level of physical and mental health necessary to perform the bona fide occupational requirements.
  5. Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other members of the health care team to serve patients and employers with the highest degree of competence.
  6. Reflect professionalism through personal deportment and public interactions.
  7. Demonstrate ethical behaviour, empathy and respect for individuals.

Career Opportunities

A wide range of career opportunities in field currently exist and they include but are not limited to the following:

Ambulance Attendant

Primary Care Paramedic

Dispatch Officer

Military Paramedic

Health Information Technician

Emergency Room technician

Emergency Medical Technician 

Emergency Medical Responder

Communication Center Operator 

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Entrance requirements

    1. High school graduation certificate or equivalent approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education with a minimum average of 60%, and successful completion of final year Chemistry and Biology with a minimum score of 60%; OR
      1. High school graduation certificate approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education plus the following:
    English Language (Grade 12 level)
    Minimum 60%
    Academic Mathematics (Grade 12 level) 
    Minimum 60%
    * Biology and Chemistry (Grade 12 level)Minimum 60%
  1. *Admission is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked based on their overall final year (Grade 12 or equivalent) high school percentage, placement tests rankings, and Admission Priority Category.
  1. A valid Qatar driver's license is required.

Language proficiency Requirements

  1. The required score on the University English Placement Test or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Department; OR
  2. A valid (within two years) IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 5.0; O`r
  3. Successful completion of Foundation Program requirements.