Respiratory Care Degree Courses

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours
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BIOL 1550 - Microbiology for Health Professionals

This course is designed for allied health and nursing majors. It explores the major groups of microorganisms and the role they play in the environment and in disease. The host-parasite relationship, human immunity to disease, epidemiology, and the control of microorganisms are also addressed. Laboratory exercises provide the student with the basic techniques of microbial identification, microscopy, sterile technique, and basic infection control.Required Concurrent Course(s): Take BIOL-1550L

4 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours
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BIOL 1730 - Basic Anatomy and Physiology

This course presents the basic terms and concepts that deal with the structure and processes of the human body. It involves examination of the body as a whole, the cell, and tissues. The basic structure and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems are presented. Laboratory exercises enhance and support the lecture topics and include microscopy, the study of models, specimen dissection, cadaver study, and physiological experiments.Required Prerequisite(s): Take both READ-0080 & WRIT-0090 or take ENGL-0040 (minimum grade of C-); OR qualifying placement test scoresRequired Concurrent Course(s): Take BIOL-1730L

4 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours 
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CHEM 1030 - Chemistry

The course is to give the Allied Health and Nursing student an appreciation and understanding of general inorganic chemistry. Includes atomic and molecular structure, molecular forces, properties and states of matter, naming of chemical compounds, types and behaviors of solutions, types of reactions, acid base chemistry, carefully chosen organic topics with their applications to specific health problems. Laboratory exercises will enhance and reinforce lecture topics. (OTM approved course in Natural Sciences TMNS)Required Prerequisite(s): Take CHEM-1010 or high school chemistry with a minimum grade of C-.Required Concurrent Course(s): Take CHEM-1030L

3 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours 
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COMM 1010 - Speech

This course involves instruction and experience in giving a presentation. Students are taught the principles of speech content and delivery so that they can effectively participate in a variety of practical speaking situations. Presentations will include the informative speech, persuasive speech, visual aid/demonstration speech, impromptu speech, and group presentation. (OTM for Oral Communication TMCOM and TAG# OCM013)

3 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours 
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ENGL 1010 - English Composition I

This is a basic course in expository writing and critical reading. Students read a variety of nonfiction works and write summaries, analysis, essays, and a researched argument in response to their reading. Students learn to read actively and accurately and to organize, develop, and revise coherent papers appropriate for a college-educated audience. (OTM for First Writing Course TME001)Required Prerequisite(s): READ0080 & WRIT0090 or take ENGL0040 (minimum grade of C- required for all), or qualifying placement test scores

5 Credits | 4 Lecture Hours 
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RESP 1110 - Respiratory Care Equipment and Procedures I

In this course students will learn techniques and procedures for providing basic respiratory care: assessment, communication, body mechanics, medical gas supply systems, oxygen therapy, special gas therapy, humidity and aerosol therapy, oxygen analysis, pulse oximetry, blenders, lung expansion therapy, bronchopulmonary hygiene (including coughing techniques), sterilization/infection control procedures, manual resuscitators, use of chest tubes, and basic pulmonary function testing.Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RESP-1140, RESP-1110L and RESP-1190Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take BIOL-1730

2 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours 
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RESP 1140 - Pharmacology

This course is a study of those drugs directly and indirectly affecting therapeutic management of cardiopulmonary patients and includes pharmacologic principles, administration of drugs, drug mixing calculations, and major cardiopulmonary drug therapy used by the respiratory therapy technician and therapist. Additional systemically administered drugs are discussed in reference to their effect on the cardiopulmonary system. In order to successfully complete the course the student will be required to pass a written examination (Drug Proficiency Exam) on Respiratory Care pharmacologic agents with a 77%.Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take RESP-1110, CHEM-1030;

5 Credits | 3.5 Lecture Hours 
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RESP 1190 - Practicum I

This is a clinical course. The student will be assigned to a hospital 8 hours per week for eight weeks (64 total hours) to work under the direct supervision of a clinical instructor. This is an introductory clinical experience for the student to the practice respiratory care skills the student obtained in RESP 1110. The student will perform direct patient care by evaluating patients’ medical records, assessing patients’ oxygen therapy needs, practice administration/assessment of medical gas therapy, humidity/aerosol therapy, perform oxygen analysis, perform sterilization/infection control procedures, perform hyperinflation therapy, and bronchopulmonary hygiene techniques on patients. The student may be involved in emergency medical procedures include cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of manual resuscitators.Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RESP-1110

5 Credits | 4 Lecture Hours 
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RESP 1220 - Respiratory Care Equipment & Procedur II

In this course students will learn techniques and procedures for providing advanced respiratory care: airway management (to include oral/nasal airways, intubation, tracheostomy tubes, cuff inflation, and suctioning), noninvasive positive pressure ventilation, capnography, arterial blood gas analysis, and adult mechanical ventilation (to include indications, hazards, initial set-up, modes, monitoring, troubleshooting, and weaning.) An introduction to patient death, dying, and quality of life issues is included.Required Prerequisite(s): Take RESP-1110, RESP-1190Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RESP-1270, RESP-1290, RESP-1220L

4 Credits | 4 Lecture Hours 
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RESP 1250 - Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology

This course is a study of the physic principles as they apply to cardio-pulmonary physiology, anatomy of the lungs and heart, the mechanics of ventilation and pulmonary circulation, airway resistance, hemodynamics, lung compliance, and the non-uniform distribution of ventilation and perfusion. Gas Laws and other mathematical equations will be studied and applied to the cardiopulmonary system. Oxygen transport and Carbon Dioxide transport are also covered in detail.Required Prerequisite(s): Take BIOL-1730, RESP-1110, RESP-1130, RESP-1190;Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RESP-1210 and RESP-1270

2 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours
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RESP 1270 - Physician's Seminar I

This course is a discussion course focused on problem based learning of patient care. The course aides the student by relating previous and current laboratory, classroom, and clinical experiences into a more meaningful perspective of total patient care. Physician, faculty, and students present real patient cases to the class from their own clinical experience. Class discussion focuses on patient assessment, diagnostic laboratory testing, and analysis to rule out a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan with follow up assessment of therapy for effectiveness. Physician led discussion of medical topics such as: taking a patient history, past medical history, social history, assessing chief complaint, physical examination, evaluation of chest and upper airways, radiologic interpretation, special procedures, mechanical ventilation, differential diagnostic procedures, ethical-legal issues, pathology, pharmacologic intervention, and other related material are presented during the term. In this course, disease processes are explored in depth as to etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, therapeutics, prognosis, and respiratory involvement.Required Prerequisite(s): Take RESP-1110, RESP-1130, RESP-1190;Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RESP-1290Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take RESP-1210 and RESP-1250

2.5 Credits | 10.5 Practicum Hours | 1 Lecture Hour
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RESP 1290 - Practicum II

This is a practicum course. The student will be assigned to a hospital 12 hours per week for 13 weeks (156 total hours) to work under the direct supervision of a practicum instructor. This is a continuation of RESP1190. This course provides practicum experience for the student to the practice respiratory care skills the student obtained in RESP1110. The student will perform direct patient care by evaluating patients’ medical records, assessing patients’ oxygen therapy needs, practice administration/assessment of medical gas therapy, humidity/aerosol therapy, perform oxygen analysis, perform sterilization/ infection control procedures, perform hyperinflation therapy, bronchopulmonary hygiene techniques on patients, airway management, bronchopulmonary hygiene, lung expansion therapy, intermittent aerosolize therapy via different modalities, dispensing respiratory pharmacologic agents, arterial blood gas punctures and analysis, and airway management techniques. The student may be involved in emergency medical procedures include cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of manual resuscitators. Seminar time is provided at campus.Required Prerequisite(s): Take RESP-1110, RESP-1190Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take RESP-1210, RESP-1250 and RESP-1270

2 Credits | 1 Lecture Hours 
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RESP 2310 - Respiratory Care Equipment & Procedures III

This course is a continuation of RESP 1210 and has instruction and laboratory application in adult critical care procedures such as: advance assessment in respiration of oxygen and carbon dioxide, hemodynamic monitoring, high frequency ventilation, and nitric oxide administration. The course transitions the student from the adult critical care experience to the neonatal and pediatric clinical settings focusing on infant and pediatric mechanical ventilation, ventilation techniques, CPAP, Bi-Level ventilation, Nitric oxide therapy, therapeutic procedures, and equipment specific to the neonatal and pediatric setting. The course will cover neonatal and pediatric pathologies such as HMD, BPD, CHD, Asthma, Meconium Aspiration, SIDS, and CF.Required Prerequisite(s): Take RESP-1210Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RESP-2310LRequired as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take RESP-2330 and RESP-2390

1 Credits | 3 Lab Hours
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RESP 2330 - Advanced Life Support Procedures

This course consists of the American Heart Association’s Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS), and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP). When the student successfully completes this course they will be issued certification cards for each discipline from the America Heart Association. The course is taught by certified AHA instructors. The laboratory hours are arranged. The course will be offered during the term as three separate modules, each two days (approximately 16 hours) dates and times to be announced.

2.5 Credits | 10 Practicum Hours | 1 Lecture Hour
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RESP 2390 - Practicum III

This is a practicum course. The student will be assigned to a hospital 16 hours per week for 10 week (160 total hours) to work under the direct supervision of a practicum instructor. This is a continuation of RESP1290. This course provides practicum experience for the student to the practice respiratory care skills the student obtained in RESP1210. The student will perform direct patient care in an ICU setting evaluating patients’ medical records, assessing patients’ oxygen therapy needs, practice administration/assessment of medical gas therapy, humidity/aerosol therapy, perform oxygen analysis, perform sterilization/infection control procedures, perform hyperinflation therapy, bronchopulmonary hygiene techniques on patients, airway management, bronchopulmonary hygiene, lung expansion therapy, intermittent aerosolize therapy via different modalities, dispensing respiratory pharmacologic agents, arterial blood gas punctures and analysis, mechanical ventilation, and airway management techniques including extubation. The student may be involved in emergency medical procedures include cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of manual resuscitators. Seminar time is provided at campus.Required Prerequisite(s): Take RESP-1210, RESP-1290Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take RESP-2310 and RESP-2330

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours 
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RESP 2410 - Respiratory Care Equipment & Procedures IV

In this course, students will learn about advanced pulmonary function testing techniques and equipment, electrocardiograms, breathing exercises, pulmonary and cardiac exercise testing, bronchoscopy, polysomnography, indirect calorimetry, pulmonary rehabilitation, and home care.Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RESP-2410LRequired as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take RESP-2470 and RESP-2490

2 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours
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RESP 2470 - Physician's Seminar II

This course is a discussion course focused on problem based learning of patient care. The course aides the student by relating previous and current laboratory, classroom, and clinical experiences into a more meaningful perspective of total patient care. Physician, faculty, and students present real patient cases to the class from their own clinical experience. Class discussion focuses on patient assessment, diagnostic laboratory testing, and analysis to rule out a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan with follow up assessment of therapy for effectiveness. Physician led discussion of medical topics such as: taking a patient history, past medical history, social history, assessing chief complaint, physical examination, evaluation of chest and upper airways, radiologic interpretation, special procedures, mechanical ventilation, differential diagnostic procedures, ethical-legal issues, pathology, pharmacologic intervention, and other related material are presented during the term. In this course, disease processes are explored in depth as to etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, therapeutics, prognosis, and respiratory involvement.Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RESP-2490Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take RESP-2410

2.5 Credits | 10.5 Practicum Hours | 1 Lecture Hour
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RESP 2490 - Practicum IV

This is a practicum course and is a continuation of RESP2390. The student will be assigned to a hospital 12 hours per week for 13 weeks (156 total hours) to work under the supervision of a practicum instructor. six weeks will be spent in adult critical care and seven weeks will be spent in neonatal and pediatrics setting. This course provides a more intense look at adult mechanical ventilation focusing on the understanding of pathophysiology of the critical care patient as it applies to mechanical ventilation and critical care procedures. The student will learn to assess and troubleshoot mechanical ventilators, assess patient outcomes, analyze and apply mechanical ventilator techniques to adapt to the patient’s pathophysiological needs. As a part of this practicum experience the student will perform an intubation rotation in a surgical environment under the supervision of an anesthesiologist. The course covers practical application in a pediatric hospital performing practicum procedures as they relate to the neonatal/pediatric patient including assessment, oxygen therapy, humidity/aerosol therapy, aerosolized medication delivery methods, airway management and suctioning, oximetry, apnea monitoring, conventional mechanical ventilation, CPAP, High Frequency Oscillation, and weaning procedures. The student may be involved in emergency medical procedures include cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of manual resuscitators. Seminar time is provided at campus.Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take RESP-2410, RESP-2470

2 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours 
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RESP 2570 - Respiratory Care Administration

This course is a study of the responsibilities of the respiratory therapy supervisor/administrator to include staffing, scheduling, maintenance of equipment and supplies, policy and procedure, budget preparation, meetings, department reports, department planning and organization, quality assurance monitoring of patient care, JCAHO accreditation regulations, emergency preparedness, motivational theory, ethical and legal implications of practice, contemporary issues affecting health care, preparing a resume, and review of the Ohio Respiratory Care law: HB 4761.Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take RESP-2599

2.5 Credits | 12 Lecture Hours | 0.5  Lecture Hours
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RESP 2590 - Practicum V

This is a practicum experience course and is a continuation of RESP 2490, Practicum IV. This rotation is 36 hours per week for 5 weeks (180 total hours). A faculty advisor is assigned to the student and they work together to set up the student’s practicum experience. The student will be assigned to a health care facility to work under the supervision of a licensed respiratory care professional. The student may be assigned to various areas of respiratory care which may focus on therapeutics, critical care, emergency medicine, diagnostic, and rehabilitation. The faculty advisor will regularly visit and collaborate with the student’s employer supervisor to provide feedback and evaluations to the student.Required Prerequisite(s): Take RESP-2410, RESP-2490Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take RESP-2599

1.5 Credits | 1.5 Lecture Hours
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RESP 2599 - Respiratory Care Review

This course is a review of respiratory care in preparation for the National Board for Respiratory Care Entry Level Examination, Written Registry Examination, and the Clinical Simulation Examination. The student will become familiar with the NBRC Examination Matrix and testing format for each of the national examinations. In order to successfully complete the course requirements, the student will be required to successfully complete, (based upon the minimum passing limit, MPL), and Entry Level Staff Assessment Examination produced by the NBRC.Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take RESP-2590

3 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours
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STAT 1010 - Probability and Statistics

This course provides the student with an overview of probability and statistics. Probability terminology, concepts and rules are emphasized in solving probability problems. Descriptive statistics, including measures of central tendency and dispersion, charts, tables and diagrams are used to summarize data. The student is introduced to the binomial, Poisson, hyper-geometric, normal and t-distributions. Confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation, and linear regression are used to make conclusions concerning population parameters from sample data. This course meets the requirements for OTM Introductory Statistics TMM010.Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: MATH0086 (Minimum grade of C- required) or qualifying placement test score OR Co-requisite of STAT0086

ELECTIVES

There are also 2 elective courses required for this degree. Please see the curriculum worksheet, opens in a new window for a current electives.

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