RESC 1503    Respiratory Procedures 1    4 s.h.

Appropriate use of selected respiratory care procedures. Three hours lecture, three hours lab.
Prereq.: RESC 1531.

RESC 1520    Respiratory Care Assessment 1    3 s.h.

Diagnostic techniques used in evaluating patients with cardiopulmonary disorders. Two hour lecture, two hours lab.
Prereq.: RESC 1530.

RESC 1529    Respiratory Care Orientation    2 s.h.

Scope of profession including key organizations, role within health-care system and career options. Includes applied anatomy and physiology of respiratory system and basic assessment and therapeutic procedures. Hospital experiences included. One hour lecture and two hours lab.

RESC 1531    Respiratory Care Essentials    3 s.h.

Application of basic scientific principles to the respiratory-care profession. Includes coverage of basic equipment, assessment techniques, and therapeutic procedures. Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

RESC 2620    Respiratory Assessment 2    3 s.h.

Advanced techniques in the assessment of cardiopulmonary disorders. Two hours lecture, two hours lab.

RESC 2621    Cardiopulmonary Disease    4 s.h.

Comprehensive overview of cardiopulmonary disorders encountered by respiratory therapists. Includes applications to clinical protocols.
Prereq.: RESC 2620.

RESC 2699    Clinical Practice 1    1 s.h.

Orientation to hospital and department policies, including exposure to and practice with basic respiratory care procedures. Five hours a week in clinics.
Prereq.: RESC 2621.

RESC 3706    Respiratory Procedures 2    3 s.h.

Airway management techniques and other critical care procedures. Two hours lecture, three hours lab.
Prereq.: RESC 2620.

RESC 3708    Respiratory Clinical Specialties    3 s.h.

Fundamentals of hemodynamic monitoring, management of burn patients, and assessment of neurotrauma. Two hours lecture, three hours lab.
Prereq.: RESC 3706.

RESC 3709    Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care    4 s.h.

Respiratory care applications in neonatal/pediatric settings. Three hours lecture, three hours lab.
Prereq.: RESC 3706.

RESC 3720    Mechanical Ventilation 1    3 s.h.

Basic theory and application of mechanical ventilation in critical care areas. Two hours lecture, three hours lab.
Prereq.: RESC 3708.

RESC 3725    Mechanical Ventilation 2    3 s.h.

Advanced theory and application of mechanical ventilation. Includes home care ventilators. Two hours lecture, three hours lab.
Prereq.: RESC 3720.

RESC 3731    Respiratory Care Management    2 s.h.

A study of the basic managerial process, organizational concepts, budgeting, quantitative planning, decision-making, and issues of control as they relate to the manager of a hospital-based respiratory care department.
Prereq.: RESC 3725.

RESC 3740    Clinical Practice 2    4 s.h.

Application of basic and advanced respiratory care modalities. Three hour lab, twenty clinical hours per week.
Prereq.: RESC 2699.

RESC 3741    Clinical Practice 3    3 s.h.

Application of basic and advanced respiratory care modalities for pediatric and adult patients. Twenty hours a week.
Prereq.: RESC 3740.

RESC 3750    Pulmonary Rehabilitation    2 s.h.

Demonstration of the multidisciplinary nature of a pulmonary rehabilitation program. The role of the respiratory care practitioner in preventive care activities.
Prereq.: RESC 3706.

RESC 3765    Advanced Respiratory Care Diagnostics    3 s.h.

The study of the fundamentals of advanced respiratory care diagnostics. Three hour lecture.
Prereq.: RESC 3708 or permission of instructor.

RESC 4801    Special Topics in Respiratory Care    1-3 s.h.

Focused research of a special problem/issue related to respiratory care. The topic of interest allows the student to participate in focused investigation of aspects of administration, clinical specialization, or research. May be repeated up to a total of 3 s.h.
Prereq.: acceptance in BSRC completion program, junior standing, or permission of instructor.

RESC 4810    Advanced Neonatal and Pediatric Case Management    3 s.h.

This course is designed to strengthen the student's knowledge of Neonatal/Pediatric disorders by incorporating evidence-based practices into case management. Current protocols will also be discussed.
Prereq.: acceptance in BSRC completion program, junior standing, or permission of instructor.

RESC 4831    Pulmonary Care Management    3 s.h.

Pathology as it relates to care of patients with pulmonary-related disorders.
Prereq.: RESC 3725.

RESC 4835    Clinical Practice 4    3 s.h.

Application of advanced respiratory modalities and diagnostics for pediatric and adult patients. Capstone course for RC program. Fifteen hours a week.
Prereq.: RESC 3741.

RESC 4838    Respiratory Seminar 1    1 s.h.

Review of current aspects of clinical respiratory care. A content analysis of the updated NBRC Entry-Level exam will be included.
Prereq.: RESC 3741.

RESC 4842    Respiratory Seminar 2    1 s.h.

Review of current aspects of clinical respiratory care. A content analysis of the updated NBRC Advanced Practitioner exam will be included.
Prereq.: RESC 4838.

RESC 4846    Sleep Diagnostics 1    3 s.h.

Scientific theory and clinical techniques needed to perform polysomnography. Two hours lecture, two hours lab.
Prereq.: Senior standing and RESC 3740.

RESC 4847    Sleep Clinics 1    1 s.h.

Polysomnographic techniques in the clinical setting. Approximately 80 contact hours for each course.
Prereq.: Senior standing and RESC 4846.

RESC 4848    Sleep Diagnostics 2    3 s.h.

Scientific theory and clinical techniques needed to perform polysomnography. Two hours lecture, two hours lab.
Prereq.: Senior standing and RESC 4846.

RESC 4849    Sleep Clinics 2    1 s.h.

Polysomnographic techniques in the clinical setting. Approximately 80 contact hours for each course.
Prereq.: Senior standing and RESC 4848 and RESC 4847.

RESC 4860    Advanced Management of the Ventilator Patient    3 s.h.

Course will present current classifications, evidence-based research and application of mechanical ventilator concepts in critical care areas. Technical capabilities of modes will be described along with optimal settings. Current protocols in RC will also be discussed.
Prereq.: acceptance in BSRC completion program, junior standing, or permission of instructor.

RESC 4862    Professional Pathways for Respiratory Care Practitioners    3 s.h.

This course will explore select professional pathways available to the RCP. The foundations and role of the RCP are examined in four key areas: the sleep center, home care, PFT lab and HBO centers. The RCP will be introduced to the standards of care and practical application for each area.
Prereq.: acceptance in BSRC completion program, junior standing, or permission of instructor.

RESC 4867    Fundamentals of Leader Development    3 s.h.

This course will form the necessary core of self-awareness in relation to leader development. Through introducing concepts and examples of leadership and awareness of how one leads as an expression of self, RCPs will enhance leadership awareness and personal expression within their discipline.
Prereq.: acceptance in BSRC completion program, junior standing, or permission of the instructor.

RESC 4870    Advanced Cardiopulmonary Case Management    3 s.h.

This course is designed to strengthen the student's knowledge of C-P disorders by incorporating evidence-based practices into C-P case management. The student will learn to apply these strategies in acute care, transitional and long-term care settings. Current protocols will also be discussed.
Prereq.: acceptance in BSRC completion program, junior standing, or permission of instructor.

RESC 4872    Technology Applications for RCPs    3 s.h.

Exploration of technology applications for education, presentations, communications and management. Creation of digital media such as audio and/or video files, e-portfolios and web-based application of various technologies will be required. Application of technology to education or management will be evaluated through completions of a technology-enhanced project.
Prereq.: acceptance in BSRC completion program, junior standing, or permission of instructor.

RESC 6900    The Respiratory Care Profession    3 s.h.

Study of origins, current role, and future directions of respiratory care profession within the framework of the current health care environment. Examination of professional resources is also included.
Prereq.: Active membership in American Association for Respiratory Care and acceptance in MRC program.

RESC 6906    Respiratory Care Seminar    3 s.h.

Development of a literature review on select current topics culminating in preparation of a scholarly paper consistent with Respiratory Care Journal Conference format and an accompanying PowerPoint presentation.
Prereq.: Acceptance in MRC program.

RESC 6908    Leadership Development in Respiratory Care    3 s.h.

Using an evidenced-based perspective, the course will examine nature of leadership in health care organizations with an emphasis on self-understanding and learning to achieve both a theoretical and practical understanding of leadership. Health care managers need to be able to create, foster and manage organizations in which people thrive and perform at their best to achieve organizational excellence.
Prereq.: Acceptance in MRC program.

RESC 6910    Competency Assessment in Respiratory Care    3 s.h.

Reviews how clinically-related competencies in respiratory care are measured including available tools. Evaluation of procedures performed by multiple health care practitioners including issues at state/national levels. Importance of assessing cultural competence also included.
Prereq.: Acceptance in MRC program.

RESC 6915    Education and Accreditation in Respiratory Care    3 s.h.

Comparison of institutional as well as programmatic accreditation requirements. Prepare students with up-to-date tools/approaches to address major educational accreditation concerns in hospital as well as in post-secondary settings. Students will also compare and contrast the role of accreditation in today's health care environment.
Prereq.: Acceptance in MRC program.

RESC 6920    Technology Applications for Health and Human Services    3 s.h.

Exploration of technology applications for education, presentations, communications and management in Health and Human Service disciplines. Creation of digital media such as audio and/or video files, spreadsheet macros, e-portfolios and Web-based applications of various technologies will be required. Application of technology to education, supervision or management will be evaluated through completion of a technology-enhanced project.
Prereq.: Acceptance in MRC program.

RESC 6922    Special Topics in Respiratory Care    1-3 s.h.

Special topics for a focused study on problems, issues, or concerns that relate to respiratory care leadership.
Prereq.: Acceptance in MRC program.

RESC 6926    Advanced Mechanical Ventilation    3 s.h.

Develops the practitioner's knowledge of advanced ventilatory theory. The technological aspects and clinical application of dual control modes of ventilation, closed loop and ventilator feedback technology will be discussed. The clinical application of unconventional methods of ventilatory support such as ECMO and carbon dioxide removal, transtracheal gas insufflation and HFV will also be presented.
Prereq.: Acceptance in MRC program.

RESC 6930    Managing Respiratory Services    3 s.h.

Presents a comprehensive approach to the delivery of respiratory services across the continuum of care. Management practices in traditional or acute care settings and nontraditional home care, outpatient rehabilitation facilities, sleep laboratories and long-term care institutions will be compared and contrasted. Compliance with national/state accreditation standards will also be presented.
Prereq.: Acceptance in MRC program.

RESC 6943    Advanced Monitoring and Therapeutics    3 s.h.

The course is designed to analyze technical features and clinical application of 'state of the art' invasive and noninvasive monitoring devices. Specialty therapeutic procedures such as the administration of specialized medical gases and medications will also be explored. The essential elements key to successful integration of new and/or complicated therapeutic modalities and equipment into clinical practice will be highlighted.
Prereq.: Acceptance in MRC program.

RESC 6950    Respiratory Care Research    3 s.h.

Provides rationale behind evidence-based medicine and presents key elements of scientific research for one study, lab investigation or clinical trial. Course will culminate in creation of abstract to be submitted for publication in Respiratory Care journal.
Prereq.: Acceptance in MRC program.