Course Descriptions

RES 101 - INTRODUCTION TO RESPIRATORY CARE
3.0 Credits
This course introduces topics pertinent to students entering the respiratory care profession, i.e., medical terminology, ethical and legal issues. Pharmacology for respiratory care is discussed.

RES 111 - PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
2.0 Credits
This course is a study of the general principles and analyses of normal and diseased states.

RES 121 - RESPIRATORY SKILLS I
4.0 Credits
This course includes a study of basic respiratory therapy procedures and their administration. Administration of medical gases, humidity and aerosol, hyperinflation therapy, chest physical therapy, principles of infection control, and blood gas analysis is covered.

RES 125 - CARDIOPULMONARY PHYSIOLOGY
2.0 Credits
This course covers cardiopulmonary physiology and related systems.

RES 131 - RESPIRATORY SKILLS II
4.0 Credits
This course is a study of selected respiratory care procedures and applications. Airway care, pulmonary function testing and ECG are covered.

RES 150 - CLINICAL APPLICATIONS I
4.0 Credits
This course covers the fundamental respiratory care procedures in the hospital setting. Students study and perform routine respiratory therapy procedures involving skills and theory learned in RES 101 and RES 121. Additionally, students attend instructor and physician-led discussions.

RES 152 - CLINICAL APPLICATIONS II
3.0 Credits
This course includes practice of respiratory care procedures in the hospital setting. Concepts and procedures are incorporated along with physician-led discussion on cardiorespiratory pathology. (An entry-level assessment exam is administered.)

RES 204 - NEONATAL/PEDIATRIC CARE
3.0 Credits
This course focuses on cardiopulmonary physiology, pathology and management of the newborn patient and pediatric patient.

RES 220 - HEMODYNAMIC MONITORING
1.0 Credits
This course is a study of basic hemodynamic monitoring.

RES 232 - RESPIRATORY THERAPEUTICS
2.0 Credits
This course is a study of specialty areas in respiratory care, including rehabilitation. Students are instructed in patient and family education procedures, pathophysiology of chronic lung disease, patient assessment and psychosocial aspects of dealing with chronic lung disease.

RES 235 - CARDIOPULMONARY DIAGNOSTICS
4.0 Credits
This course is a study of diagnostic and therapeutic prodedures.

RES 241 - RESPIRATORY CARE TRANSITION
1.0 Credit
This course provides a comprehensive review of respiratory care. A summative exit exam is administered.

RES 242 - ADVANCED RESPIRATORY CARE TRANSITION
1.0 Credit
This course provides a comprehensive review of advanced respiratory care. Individual assignments on varied aspects of respiratory therapy are covered as well as a comprehensive review of theory and procedures. An summative exit exam is administered.

RES 244 - ADVANCED RESPIRATORY SKILLS I
4.0 Credits
This course includes an in-depth study of mechanical ventilation and considerations for management of the critical care patient.

RES 246 - RESPIRATORY PHARMACOLOGY
2.0 Credits
This course includes a study of pharmacologic agents used in cardiopulmonary care. An overview of general pharmacologic agents is covered, with particular emphasis on cardiopulmonary medications.

RES 255 - CLINICAL PRACTICE
5.0 Credits
This course includes clinical training with emphasis on intensive care. It includes practice in all areas of patient care, with an emphasis on intensive respiratory care and special procedures. Physician lectures and conferences, as well as written registry and clinical simulation assessment exams, are required.

RES 275 - ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICE
5.0 Credits
This course includes clinical practice in advanced patient care procedures.

RES 277 - ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICE II
5.0 Credits
This course includes clinical practice in advanced patient care procedures.