Course Index

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RCP 210 CARDIOPULMONARY PHYSIOLOGY

A comprehensive study of pulmonary and cardiovascular physiology as it applies to respiratory care. Emphasis is on integrating therapeutic and clinical application of pulmonary function, acid-base balance, neurogenesis and mechanics of ventilation, O2 and CO2 transport, ventilation versus perfusion, and hemodynamic relationships as they relate to acute and chronic diseases.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: All year-one courses Corequisites: RCP 200

RCP 200 INTRODUCTION TO RESPIRATORY CARE CLINICAL PRACTICE I

This course combines classroom, laboratory and clinical experience as an introduction to therapeutic modalities and hospital protocol. Basic cardiopulmonary assessment and therapeutic modalities are practiced in a clinical setting. Students are evaluated on affective skills such as communication, ethical behavior and professionalism.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites: All year-one courses. Corequisites: RCP 210

RCP 177 RESPIRATORY CARE BRIDGE COURSE

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 placed on 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. The plan of study will be developed by the Program Director upon completion of a student assessment (this may include, but is not limited to, curriculum review, skills assessment, completion of an Academic Development Plan, etc.). Credit hours will be determined by the amount of work that is necessary for the student to ensure competency at the appropriate level to progress in the program.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

RCP 125 CLINICAL ASSESSMENT & PROCEDURES

Students learn to assess physical signs and symptoms relating to respiratory therapy in a laboratory setting. In addition, students begin medical chart interpretation. Procedures in hospital protocol, infection control and patient mobility / body mechanics are studied.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Respiratory Care Program

SCI 505 ADVANCED ANATOMY AND APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY

The course includes critical examination of anatomical structures and physiological functions of the human body as it relates to homeostasis. The course will emphasize a regional anatomical approach to provide clinical application of integrative physiology concepts pertaining to neuroanatomy. A guided cadaveric study will be a component to the course.

  • Credits: 3.0

SCI 299 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Independent study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study in an area that is of special interest. A maximum of six credit hours may be earned through independent study.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

SCI 298 DIRECTED STUDY

Directed study credit can be earned for professional and arts and sciences coursework. Directed study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study when there is a deficiency in course requirements; it is determined by the Program Director of the department in which a student is majoring. Arts and sciences course work is determined by faculty responsible for each course and approved by the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

SCI 399 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Independent study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study in an area that is of special interest. A maximum of six credit hours may be earned through independent study.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

SCI 398 DIRECTED STUDY

Directed study credit can be earned for professional and arts and sciences coursework. Directed study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study when there is a deficiency in course requirements; it is determined by the Program Director of the department in which a student is majoring. Arts and sciences course work is determined by faculty responsible for each course and approved by the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

SCI 315 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

This course begins with a major focus on cellular functions and pathology, including inflammation, infection, immune response, metabolism and fluid disequilibrium. These concepts serve as the foundation for the course as alterations in various bodily functions are examined. Alterations in body fluid and electrolyte homeostasis; fluid acid-base balance; genetic disorders, carcinogenesis, nematologic, gastrointestinal, urinary, respiratory, cardiac, endocrine, neurological, musculoskeletal functions are emphasized.

**For Accelerated BSN students: class extends over the whole semester, rather than the first 8 weeks.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: SCI 103, SCI 225, SCI 226, SCI 280