Course Index

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RCP 340 NEONATAL & PEDIATRIC RESPIRATORY CARE

This course is a comprehensive review of fetal development, physiology and pathophysiology of the newborn, premature infant and the pediatric patient. Applications of various respiratory care modalities are correlated to these varied pathologies.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: SCI 260, RCP 220, RCP 240, RCP 260, RCP 350 Corequisites: RCP 300, RCP 310, RCP 330, RCP 360

RCP 350 PULMONARY REHABILITATION & HOME CARE

This course is a presentation of the methods of care and support for the patient with pulmonary disability. Emphasis is on the teaching of home care therapy, chronic care units, unique equipment needs, review of home care companies and services provided, Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, special problems encountered and the various therapeutic techniques applied to the chronic pulmonary patient.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites: RCP 200, RCP 210 Corequisites: RCP 220, RCP 240

RCP 355 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND RISK FACTORS

This course will concentrate on human population and the need to control factors that are harmful to human life. The course will emphasize methods of controlling communicable diseases, wastewater treatment, solid waste management, insect & rodent control, radiation control and environmental health hazards. Particular emphasis will be place on environmental factors related to respiratory conditions such as asthma, lung cancer, and emphysema. The course concludes with the human impact on resources and ecosystems, management of pollution, as well as decision making regarding the positive and negative effects of the choices a person makes that affect personal health.
  • Credits: 3.0

RCP 360 ISSUES & TRENDS IN RESPIRATORY CARE

Current issues and trends in respiratory care will be investigated and discussed in this course. In addition, students will explore issues in cultural diversity, political advocacy and managed care as it relates to healthcare.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites: SCI 260, RCP 220, RCP 240, RCP 260, RCP 350 Corequisites: RCP 300, RCP 310, RCP 330, RCP 340

RCP 375 PROGRAM PLANNING & DESIGN

This course will focus on a variety of program design models based on assessed needs, with special attention to the utilization criteria and predicted impact of each. Health promotion program planning in the three areas of exercise/ physical activity, stress management and healthy eating/weight management will be emphasized. Culturally competent programming will be addressed through the development and selection of appropriate materials and educational strategies. Techniques related to writing and implementing a business plan that unifies corporate and individual goals will be practiced.

  • Credits: 3.0

RCP 380 NEEDS ASSESSMENT

This course will present the theory, structure, and instrumentation for assessing the health and development needs of an individual, organization, agency, or other community population. The course examines models/tools that serve as guides for planning, conducting and reporting a comprehensive needs assessment within the context of whole-person, whole-organization health promotion. In this course, students will identify priority health promotion issues(s) for a specific target population and recommendations for future planning.

  • Credits: 3.0

RCP 380 RESPIRATORY CARE TRANSITION-BACHELOR DEGREE LEVEL

This transition course is designed for the advanced-level respiratory care practitioner to achieve advanced placement. Emphasis is upon assessment of theoretical knowledge, laboratory and clinical skills necessary for advanced placement in the respiratory care program.

RCP 382 SPECIAL TOPICS I

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who have left the NMC Respiratory Care Program for one semester or longer. Emphasis is upon assessment of theoretical knowledge, laboratory and clinical skills necessary for the student to continue to progress in the Respiratory Care Program. Students may be assigned to a clinical, didactic or laboratory experience, if needed, as determined by the instructor‘s assessment.

RCP 399 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN RESPIRATORY CARE

This course is designed to allow students to explore a selected topic in Respiratory Care. A faculty mentor will work with students to create objectives and methods of evaluation. Students will carry out the plan of study.

  • Credits: 1.0-3.0
  • Prerequisites: Completion of all year two professional courses, or Associate Degree, plus permission of Program Director.

RCP 400 CLINICAL SPECIALTIES

Advanced respiratory care practitioner skills are practiced in an individually designed clinical preceptorship experience.

  • Credits: 2.0-6.0
  • Prerequisites: Completion of all year two professional courses, or Associate Degree, plus permission of the Director of Clinical Education.