Academics

    RES

    RES 101  Introduction to Respiratory Care  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Co-requisites:  RES 121, RES 246
    This course includes introduction topics pertinent to entering the respiratory care profession (i.e., medical terminology, ethical issues and legal issues).

    RES 111  Pathophysiology  (2-0-2)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites:  RES 101, RES 121, RES 246
    This course is a study of the general principles and analyses of normal and diseased states.  Its focus is on the cardiac and pulmonary systems.

    RES 121  Respiratory Skills I  (2-6-4)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Co-requisites:  RES 101, RES 246
    This course includes a study of basic respiratory therapy procedures and their administration. 

    RES 131  Respiratory Skills II  (3-3-4)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites:  RES 101, RES 121, RES 246
    Co-requisites:  RES 111 (required)
    This course is a study of selected respiratory care procedures and applications. This will include an introduction to mechanical ventilation.

    RES 141  Respiratory Skills III  (2-3-3)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Prerequisite:  RES 131
    This course covers mechanical ventilation systems, pediatrics and associated monitors.

    RES 152  Clinical Applications II  (0-9-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Co-requisites:  RES 101, RES 121, RES 246
    This course includes practice of respiratory care procedures in the hospital setting.  The course also includes infection control, back and fire safety, HIPPA, and communication skills.

    RES 154  Clinical Applications II  (0-12-4)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  RES 152
    This course includes practice of respiratory care procedures in the hospital setting.  This course also includes instruction of basic respiratory care skills and procedures including chest X-ray review, basic airway management, arterial blood gas interpretation, bronchial hygiene, and patient monitoring equipment.

    RES 204  Neonatal/Pediatric Care  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  RES 131
    Co-requisite:  RES 244 (required)
    This course focuses on cardiopulmonary physiology, pathology, and management of the newborn and pediatric patient.

    RES 207  Management in Respiratory Care  (2-0-2)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Co-requisite:  RES 249 (required)
    This course is a study of health care management, emphasizing the importance of good planning, decision-making, and organizational skills as they relate to respiratory care.

    RES 232  Respiratory Therapeutics  (2-0-2)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites:  RES 101, RES 121, RES 246
    This course is a study of specialty areas in respiratory care including rehabilitation.  It also includes home care techniques and pulmonary function testing.

    RES 236  Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics  (3-0-3)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Co-requisites:  RES 141, RES 265 (required)
    This course focuses on the purpose, use and evaluation of equipment/procedures used in the diagnosis and therapeutic management of patients with cardiopulmonary disease.  This will include hemodynamic monitoring and other invasive and non-invasive procedures.

    RES 241  Respiratory Care Transition  (0-3-1)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Prerequisites:  RES 121, RES 131
    This course provides a comprehensive review of respiratory care. 

    RES 242  Advanced Respiratory Care Transition  (0-3-1)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  RES 141
    This course provides a comprehensive review of advanced respiratory care.

    RES 244  Advanced Respiratory Skills I  (4-0-4)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisites:  RES 141, RES 265
    This course includes an in-depth study of mechanical ventilation and considerations for management of the critical care patient.  This course will focus on research and emerging emergency technology.

    RES 246  Respiratory Pharmacology  (1-3-2)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Co-requisites:  RES 101, RES 121
    This course includes a study of pharmacologic agents used in cardiopulmonary care.  It also will include cardiac agents, diuretics and related medications.

    RES 249  Comprehensive Applications  (0-6-2)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  RES 242
    This course includes integration of didactic and clinical training in respiratory care technology.

    RES 251  Clinical Applications III  (0-24-8)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  RES 275
    This course includes rotations in all areas of patient care with a primary emphasis on intensive care.

    RES 265  Advanced Clinical Applications I  (0-9-3)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Prerequisite:  RES 154
    This course includes advanced clinical training in respiratory care. 

    RES 275  Advanced Clinical Practice  (0-15-5)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisites:  RES 131, RES 141, RES 265
    This course includes clinical practice in advanced patient care procedures.