Course Index

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RAD 107 RADIOLOGY FUNDAMENTALS AND CLINICAL ASSESSMENT

This course introduces the field of radiology and basic skills required to perform duties in a patient care environment. Topics include patient care in the radiology department, vital signs, specific laboratory test, infection control, sterile procedures, and contrast media. The student will also be required to complete a CPR class in conjunction with this course.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Program Admission

RAD --- PROFESSIONAL RAD TECH COURSEWORK

Professional Coursework can be found on the Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology program page.

  • Credits: 49.0

RCP --- PROFESSIONAL RESPIRATORY CARE COURSEWORK

Professional Coursework can be found on the Associate of Science in Respiratory Care program page.

  • Credits: 38.0

RCP 490 CAPSTONE

The Capstone course is designed to synthesize knowledge and skills obtained in the BSRC program. The student will be required to complete a significant project that demonstrates understanding of key elements with integrative knowledge related to practices in health education, health promotion, advocacy and administration. Examples include designing and implementing a needs assessment plan with program design recommendations, developing an education program targeted to a particular audience, identifying problem and conducting a literature review and recommendation of best practice.

  • Credits: 3.0

RCP 470 RESPIRATORY CARE RESEARCH

The steps of the research process are applied to a selected topic in respiratory care. Students will review current literature and analyze journal articles using evidence based medicine techniques. Using the manuscript guidelines of the professional journal, Respiratory Care, students will prepare and submit an article suitable for publication.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

RCP 427 HEALTH BEHAVIOR & DISEASE PREVENTION

This course will cover behaviors that impact health including physical activity, nutrition, obesity, substance abuse, and stress. This course will provide information regarding the ways in which common risk factors relate to disease. Strategies for prevention of disease in these areas will also be covered.
  • Credits: 3.0

RCP 415 PROGRAM EVALUATION

This course will provide students with a fundamental understanding of the purpose and importance of evaluation within the context of health promotion programming. Students will build on the project they completed in the Program Planning & Design course by moving forward with the focus of setting up comprehensive formative and summative evaluation plans.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: RCP 375

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.

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 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.