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Course Name: Theory and Principles of Respiratory Therapy
Course Number: RESD 102
Course Objectives:
  • Students will discuss the properties of fluid dynamics and relate them to Respiratory Care.
  • When given two articles on the same topic, the student will determine which is a scholarly journal article and which is a magazine article.
  • Students will describe the gas laws and relate them to Respiratory Care.
  • The student will be able to state the most significant factor that influences a patient’s ability to breathe through an endotracheal tube according to Poiseuille's Law.
  • Given a patient scenario, select the appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • MO: Define key respiratory terms.
  • MO: State the personal protective equipment required to control the spread of airborne infections.
  • MO: Summarize the basic elements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • MO: Discuss the major historical events that have shaped modern respiratory care practice.
  • MO: Demonstrate professional behavior.
  • MO: Differentiate between scholarly journal articles and magazine articles.
  • MO: Predict gas behavior under changing conditions using gas law calculations.
  • MO: Explain what constitutes an ethical dilemma and how they arise in health care.
  • MO: Evaluate various on-line sources of information pertaining to respiratory care.