Students with an AS in Respiratory Care
Students transferring with an Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Care from a regionally accredited institution with an RRT credential, must take the following courses:
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
Focus on professional written and oral communication as practiced within the scope of respiratory care. Develop audience specific written documents, including writing that is appropriate for a professional journal or conference and prepare, deliver and evaluate oral presentations.
|Professional Communication in Health Care||3|
Techniques and methods used to analyze and evaluate the health status of critically ill patients with emphasis on the respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
|Senior Theory: Advanced Concepts||3|
An interactive, online course designed to provide health care professionals with the skills needed to provide effective peer and client education.
|Teaching Techniques for Health Care Professionals||3|
Extensive examination of current practices/trends of techniques used in the leadership of the health care environment. Emphasis will be placed upon specific skill sets used by the managers of today’s workforce.
|Leadership and Management for Health Care Professionals||3|
An advanced exploration of the responsibilities required of health care practitioners. Designed to help students develop a clearer understanding of patient's rights and in turn become advocates for those rights.
|Patient Advocacy and Ethical Considerations||3|
Online discussions of topics related to respiratory care.
Locating, selecting and critically reviewing medical and lay literature relevant to the practice of health care. Constructing and researching clinical questions. Skills for keeping abreast of new medical information, deciding which of this information is valid and applicable to patient care, and using this information to improve patient care.
|Critical Review of Health Care Research||3|
Students, working in interdisciplinary teams, engage in problem solving and communication activities that address current health related issues, Limited to COHS majors. (Pass/Fail.)
|Elective Courses |
Choose 3 of the following 4 courses
Introduction and evaluation of current approaches to assessing risk and improving health care quality through the practice of continuous quality improvement. Focuses on conceptual understanding and experiential learning.
|Quality Improvement in Health Care||3|
Overview of sleep medicine, anatomy and physiology of sleep and breathing. Introduction to sleep disorders and polysomnograpy including monitoring techniques and instrumentation.
Discussion of current issues related to respiratory disease, including pathophysiology, management and outcomes.
|Current Topics in Respiratory Disease||3|
An Introduction to the purpose and application of disease management in patients with chronic illness. Emphasis will be on management of individuals with COPD, sleep disordered breathing, asthma and congestive heart failure. Discharge planning, patient education, disease management strategies and methods to reduce hospital readmissions will be discussed.
|Introduction to Disease Management||3|
Students with either an AAS or an AHS in Respiratory Care
In addition to the above courses, students are required to have completed the following courses if transferring with an Associate of Applied Science or an Associate of Health Science degree in Respiratory Care from a regionally accredited institution with an RRT credential:
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|ENGL 101||Introduction to College Writing||3|
|ENGL 102||Introduction to College Writing and Research||3|
|BIOL 227||Human Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|CHEM 101/101L||Essentials of Chemistry I and Lab||4|
|Social Sciences (DLS)|
Social Sciences (DLS) in a second field
|Visual and Performing Arts (DLV)||3|
|Literature and Humanities (DLL)||3|
|UF 200||Civic and Ethical Foundations||3|