RT 1010 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

An American Heart Association certified course in basic life support, including adult, pediatric, and infant resuscitation and foreign body airway obstruction. Students receive Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association with successful completion.

RT 2011 Application of Physical Principles in Healthcare
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MATH 1111, CHEM 1151K, CHEM 1152K or consent of instructor
Description

This course describes the scientific basis for therapeutic and diagnostic techniques, and related equipment, with emphasis on physical and chemical principles of operation. Open to all university students.

RT 3005 Clinical Cardiopulmonary Physiology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Three lecture hours per week. 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 3020 Basic Life Support Instructor Course
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BLS certification or RT 1010
Description

Instruction techniques to include adult, pediatric and infant resuscitation and foreign body airway obstruction. Students receive certification after successful completion of course and monitoring of BLS instruction in RT 1010.

RT 3025 Patient Evaluation
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Three lecture hours and two lab hours per week. A study of procedures for laboratory and clinical evaluation of the respiratory and critical care patient.

RT 3027 Pulmonary Diseases
Credit Hours 3.0
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. This course is also RT 6027. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking through Writing (CTW) courses required of all Respiratory Therapy majors.

RT 3030 Pulmonary Diagnostics
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Two lecture hours and two lab hours per week. A study of pulmonary diagnostic techniques, with an emphasis on pulmonary function testing and interpretation. This course is also RT 6030.

RT 3040 Respiratory Care Pharmacology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

A study of pharmacological agents used in the treatment of cardiopulmonary disease and critical care, with an emphasis on inhaled bronchoactive aerosols. This course is also RT 6040.

RT 3050 Clinical Practice I
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Four hours of clinical for four weeks. A preparation for and introduction to the hospital environment. Emphasis is placed on basic life support, introduction to the clinical affiliate, and medical gas therapy. This course is also RT 6050. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

RT 3051 Clinical Practice II
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Sixteen hours of clinical per week, one hour of lecture. 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. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

RT 3052 Clinical Practice III
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Five hours of clinical per week, one hour of lecture. Clinical experience is provided in the pulmonary function laboratory and in the intensive care setting to refine skills introduced in Clinical I and II. Case presentations are required to integrate clinical and classroom theory. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

RT 3055 Clinical Applications in Sleep Medicine
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides a basic introduction into sleep medicine and technology. Patient hookup procedures, sleep diagnostic equipment, EEG waveform recognition that make up a polysomnogram, recognition of various sleep problems and titration of therapy to treat those sleep abnormalities will be covered. Sleep clinics will be visited with students demonstrating skills in performance of a sleep study and the duties of a sleep technician including reading, scoring, and reporting a sleep study. Both adult and pediatric sleep disorders will be covered.

RT 3111 Respiratory Care Procedures I
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Three lecture hours and two lab hours per week. 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. This course is also RT 6111.

RT 3112 Respiratory Care Procedures II
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Two lecture hours and two lab hours per week. 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 3500 Research Methods
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course is designed to provide students with an overview to the major research concepts as applied to the profession of respiratory care. Emphasis is on how to critically evaluate published and empirical research.

RT 4011 Ventilatory Support I
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Three lecture hours and one lab hour per week. A study of methods of mechanical ventilatory support, including physiology and patient management, as well as equipment. This course is also RT 7011.

RT 4012 Ventilatory Support II
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Four lecture hours and two lab hours per week. A study of methods of mechanical ventilatory support, including physiology and patient management, as well as equipment. A continuation of RT 4011. This course is also RT 7011.

RT 4020 Neurobiology of Sleep
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Participants in this course will gain knowledge of contemporary theories regarding why humans need to sleep and the neural mechanisms contributing to the states of sleep and wakefulness. An emphasis will be placed upon the analysis of perturbations within specific neurotransmitter systems may manifest as sleep related disorders. The application and evaluation of pharmacological interventions used to normalize activity within those neural pathways will be covered.

RT 4051 Clinical Practice IV
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Sixteen hours of clinical per week, one hour of lecture. A third course in the sequence of clinical rotations which provides instruction and experience in the adult critical care setting. Case presentations are required to integrate clinical and classroom theory. This course is also RT 7051. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

RT 4052 Clinical Practice V
Credit Hours 5.0
Description

Twenty-four hours of clinical per week. Clinical experience is divided into neonatal and pediatric care, and adult critical care. This course is also RT 7052. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

RT 4060 Advanced Critical Care Monitoring
Credit Hours 2.0
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
Credit Hours 2.0
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 ten-week period to allow for understanding of pathophysiology and the assimilation of the knowledge to carry out skills required in emergent circumstances. This course is also RT 7070.

RT 4075 Patient Care Management
Credit Hours 3.0
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
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

This course introduces concepts of pediatric disease and ventilatory management. Childhood diseases and challenges of the Pediatric airway are discussed. This course is also RT 7080.

RT 4081 Neonatal Respiratory Care
Credit Hours 2.0
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 are discussed to enable the student to develop the processes needed to combine physiologic function with care modalities. This is also RT 7081.

RT 4082 Advanced Neonatal Respiratory Care
Credit Hours 3.0
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 Professional Practice: From Current Trends to Long-Term, Extended Care
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

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. This is a writing intensive course. This is also RT 7085. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking through Writing (CTW) courses required of all Respiratory Therapy majors.

RT 4096 End of Life Issues
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites First year and 2nd year Respiratory Therapy courses
Description

This course is designed to provide a broad overview of death and dying in United States. The growing need for quality palliative care, current gaps in care, and the scope of palliative care will be discussed in an attempt to introduce the student to current end-of-life issues.

RT 4950 Directed Readings
Credit Hours 1.0 - 4.0
Description

Readings course in respiratory therapy or other related area.

RT 4990 Special Studies
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Description

Designed to provide students with the opportunity for advanced work in a special area on an individual basis. A project will be completed.