Course Index

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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

RCP 350 PULMONARY REHABILITATION & HOME CARE

This course is a presentation of the methods of care and support for the patient with pulmonary disability. Emphasis is on the teaching of home care therapy, chronic care units, unique equipment needs, review of home care companies and services provided, Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, special problems encountered and the various therapeutic techniques applied to the chronic pulmonary patient.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    RCP 200, RCP 210

    Corequisites: RCP 220, RCP 240

RCP 340 NEONATAL & PEDIATRIC RESPIRATORY CARE

This course is a comprehensive review of fetal development, physiology and pathophysiology of the newborn, premature infant and the pediatric patient. Applications of various respiratory care modalities are correlated to these varied pathologies.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

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

    Corequisites: RCP 300, RCP 310, RCP 330, RCP 360

RCP 330/330L CARDIOPULMONARY DIAGNOSTICS & MONITORING

An introduction to the more crucial diagnostic procedures required for assessing and monitoring the pulmonary patient. Emphasis is upon arterial blood gas analysis, pulmonary function studies and hemodynamic monitoring, ECG interpretation and nutritional assessment.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

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

    Corequisites: RCP 300, RCP 310, RCP 340, RCP 360

RCP 320 HEALTH EDUCATION

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to communicate health-related information among groups and individuals. Topics covered include adult learning styles, strategies for promoting healthy lifestyles, the importance of providing applicable health information, mechanisms used for distribution of information and methods for discussing the relationship between diseases and health behaviors.

  • Credits: 3.0

RCP 310 MECHANICAL VENTILATION II

This course is a continuation of RCP 260. Emphasis is upon the relationship of specific pathophysiologies and the indications, management and discontinuation of mechanical ventilation. Specific ventilators and their clinical applications are presented and required skills are developed in structured laboratory time.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites:

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

    Corequisites: RCP 300, RCP 330, RCP 340, RCP 360

RCP 300 RESPIRATORY CARE CLINICAL PRACTICE III

This course is a continuation of RCP 220. Students will complete clinical rotations in diagnostic procedures/monitoring, advanced assessment skills, pulmonary function, adult intensive care and pediatric/neonatal intensive care. Students will participate in weekly clinical discussions and case study presentations and will continue to be evaluated for affective skills.

  • Credits: 6.0
  • Prerequisites:

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

    Corequisites: RCP 310, RCP 330, RCP 340, RCP 360