Course Index

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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

RCP 371 WELLNESS ASSESSMENT & DESIGN IN HEALTHCARE

This course is designed to introduce the needs assessment process and provide direction relative to conducting needs assessments with a variety of populations. The course will outline methods for assessing the health and development needs of the population. The student will identify at-risk populations and conduct research to identify specific processes and interventions necessary to address the needs identified.

  • Credits: 3.0

RCP 363 WELLNESS COACHING FOR THE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL

This course is designed to introduce the wellness coaching model to a healthcare professional. The major topics covered are defining a scope of practice, coaching relationships, and motivational interviewing. The course structure is designed around weekly themes that align with the course objectives. All course materials/assignments are required unless otherwise noted.

  • 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:

    BIO 315, RCP 220, RCP 240, RCP 260, RCP 350

    Corequisites: RCP 300, RCP 310, RCP 330, RCP 340

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