Course Index

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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

RCP 385 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 383 WELLNESS IMPLEMENTATION & EVALUATION

This course will educate the student about developing goals, objectives and strategies to address specific population wellness needs. Students will learn to develop an action plan for reaching program goals including methods for evaluating program success and deficiencies.

  • Credits: 3.0

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.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

RCP 380 RESPIRATORY CARE TRANSITION - BACHELOR'S 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.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 3.0

RCP 377 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 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