Courses

Projected Course Schedules 

RT 3005 Clinical Cardiopulmonary Physiology. (3 hrs)
Course Description: A study of cardiopulmonary function as an introduction to understanding the pathophysiology of disease states. This course includes study of respiratory physiology, cardiac and circulatory function with relevant clinical application of concepts. This course is also RT 6005.

RT 3111 Respiratory Care Procedures I (4 hrs)
Course Description: A study of respiratory care treatment and support modalities, with associated equipment. Emphasis is placed on understanding application to patient situations, assessment of care and principles of operation of equipment.

RT 3112 Respiratory Care Procedures II (3 hrs)
Course Description: A study of respiratory care treatment and support modalities, with associated equipment. Emphasis is placed on understanding application to patient situations, assessment of care and principles of operation of equipment. A continuation of RT 3111.

RT 3025 Patient Evaluation (4 hrs)
Course Description: A study of procedures for laboratory and clinical evaluation of the respiratory and critical care patient.

RT 3027 Pulmonary Diseases (3 hrs)
Course Description: A study of the pathophysiology, clinical signs and symptoms, diagnosis, management and prognosis of acute and chronic pulmonary diseases, with an emphasis on respiratory care.

RT 3030 Pulmonary Diagnostics (3 hrs)
Course Description: A study of pulmonary diagnostic techniques, with an emphasis on pulmonary function testing and interpretation.

RT 3040 Respiratory Care Pharmacology. (3 hrs)
Course Description: A study of pharmacological agents used in the treatment of cardiopulmonary disease and critical care, with an emphasis on inhaled bronchoactive aerosols.

RT 4011 Ventilatory Support I (3 hrs)
Course Description: A study of methods of mechanical ventilatory support, including physiology and patient management, as well as equipment.

RT 4012 Ventilatory Support II (4 hrs)
Course Description: A study of methods of mechanical ventilatory support, including physiology and patient management, as well as equipment. A continuation of RT 4011

RT 4060 Advanced Critical Care Monitoring. (2 hrs)
Course Description: A study of advanced cardiopulmonary monitoring used with the critical care patient. Topics include hemodynamic monitoring, ventilatory waveform analysis and capnography.

RT 4070 Advanced Cardiac Life Support. (2 hrs)
Course Description: The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course is designed to develop the participant’s proficiency in providing care in a cardiorespiratory arrest. This course is offered over a 10 week period to allow for understanding of pathophysiology and the assimilation of the knowledge to carry out skills required in emergent circumstances.

RT 4075 Patient Care Management. (3 hrs)
Course Description: An analysis of patient care management strategies for the respiratory therapist. Patient assessment and critical care management topics will be emphasized.

RT 4080 Pediatric Respiratory Care (2 hrs)
Course Description: This course introduces concepts of pediatric disease and ventilatory management.

RT 4081 Neonatal Respiratory Care. (3 hrs)
Course Description: The processes of growth and development relating to respiratory care from the fetus to the infant will be discussed. Techniques of diagnosis and treatment will be discussed. Techniques of diagnosis and treatment will be utilized to enable the student to develop the processes needed to combine physiologic function with care modalities.

RT 4082 Advanced Neonatal Respiratory Care. (3 hrs)
Course Description: Advanced concepts in the evaluation, monitoring and therapeutic modalities seen with common neonatal disorders, including respiratory distress syndrome, intracranial hemorrhage, pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, and others. A case study approach will be utilized.

RT 4085 Rehabilitation and Home Care in Pulmonary Disease. (3 hrs)
Course Description: Professional Practice: From Current Trends to Extended Care An analysis of the current professional environment and the role of the respiratory therapist in that atmosphere are discussed. An overview of concepts, procedures, and long- term care and how the respiratory therapist’s role is impacted interacting between the acute care facility and self-administered care in the patient’s home is emphasized. Topics and emphasis may vary.

RT 4950 Directed Readings. (3 hrs)
Readings course in respiratory therapy or other related area.

Clinical Rotation Series:
RT 3050 Clinical Practice I (1 hr)
Course Description: A preparation for and introduction to the clinical environment. Emphasis is placed on basic life support, introduction to the clinical affiliate, medical gas therapy, introduction to the medical record and infection control.

RT 3051 Clinical Practice II (4 hrs)
Course Description: Clinical experience is provided in basic respiratory care procedures. The integration of equipment and patient care are emphasized. Case presentations are required to integrate clinical and classroom theory.

RT 3052 Clinical Practice III (1 hrs)
Course Description: Clinical experience is provided in the pulmonary function laboratory and in endotracheal intubation.

RT 4051 Clinical Practice IV (4 hrs)
Course Description: A course in the sequence of clinical rotations which provides instruction and experience in the adult critical care setting with an emphasis on ventilatory support and monitoring. Case presentations are required to integrate clinical and classroom theory.

RT 4052 Clinical Practice V (5 hrs)
Course Description: Clinical experience is divided into neonatal and pediatric care, and adult critical care. Alternate sites for respiratory care practice are also explored, if a student desires.

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