Course Descriptions

The curriculum for this program is currently in the final review process. Course descriptions, credits, and course numbers and will be posted as soon as they are available. Curriculum information is subject to change.

RESP 301 - Advanced Concepts in Respiratory Disease

(Credits: 3.00)

This course will focus on the pathophysiology of cardiopulmonary diseases and/or disorders using evidence-based practice through a case management approach. While the course will provide an overview of specific diseases/disorders, students will be expected to utilize critical thinking skills to evaluate disease/disorder processes in order to develop a comprehensive patient care plan and patient education materials. Discussions will encompass current treatment strategies, patient education, and development of a comprehensive care plan.

RESP 311 - Advanced Concepts in Mechanical Ventilation

(Credits: 3.00)

This course will examine advanced concepts, modes, ventilation and weaning strategies, and equipment used in the treatment of patients requiring mechanical ventilation. While the course will provide an overview of advanced concepts regarding mechanical ventilation, students will be expected to utilize critical thinking skills in the completion of assigned case studies. Course content and discussions will encompass the implementation of ventilation strategies, considerations regarding evidence-based weaning strategies, nutrition and humidification considerations, utilization of advanced respiratory pharmacologic agents, and ethical considerations regarding mechanical ventilation.