Course Index

Questions about courses, descriptions or credit hours should be directed to the Registrar's Office.

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: 46.0

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 RESPIRATORY CARE CAPSTONE

This course is designed to bring together all bachelors-level Respiratory Care coursework. Each student will take all of the aspects taught throughout the program and create a wellness or education program targeting a population identified at the beginning of the bachelor’s degree program. The course will culminate with students presenting their program as they would present it to a group of stakeholders.

  • 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 CASE MANAGEMENT AND THE RESPIRATORY PRACTITIONER

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 425 EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES FOR THE ASTHMA PATIENT

Asthma is one of the most common respiratory conditions affecting pediatrics through adults. This course is designed to review pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of the asthma patient. It will prepare you using the National Guidelines for Asthma Management on assessing severity, treating and managing the patient. It will explore education strategies for individuals with asthma and their families, allowing healthcare professionals to provide optimal care.

  • 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