Courses

Spring 2015 Courses        


Type Status Title Days Time Instructor
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RPTH 430 - 30736 - Respiratory Therapeutics


RPTH 430 INTRODUCTION TO RESPIRATORY THERAPEUTICS (6)

Minimum of 64 lecture hours and 96 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: Admission to the Respiratory Therapy program.
Study and laboratory practice of basic respiratory care procedures. Oxygen and aerosol therapy,  alveolar recruitment therapy, airway clearance procedures, advanced airway management, cleaning and care of respiratory therapy equipment, and introduction to ventilation concepts are included. Transfer credit: CSU.

M W 9:10am-11:00am Daniel,B
Day Class   IN
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RPTH 430 - 30736 - Respiratory Therapeutics


RPTH 430 INTRODUCTION TO RESPIRATORY THERAPEUTICS (6)

Minimum of 64 lecture hours and 96 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: Admission to the Respiratory Therapy program.
Study and laboratory practice of basic respiratory care procedures. Oxygen and aerosol therapy,  alveolar recruitment therapy, airway clearance procedures, advanced airway management, cleaning and care of respiratory therapy equipment, and introduction to ventilation concepts are included. Transfer credit: CSU.

M W 11:10am-2:15pm Daniel,B
Day Class   IN
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RPTH 438 - 30738 - Clinical Clerkship I
RPTH 438 CLINICAL CLERKSHIP I ¿ SPRING (1)

(Pass/No Pass.)

Supervised clinical experience in local hospital. Prerequisite: Admission to the Respiratory Therapy program.

Supervised experience in the medical/surgical areas of a local hospital, observing and performing respiratory care procedures to non-critical care patients. Transfer credit: CSU.

F 8:00am-4:00pm Daniel,B
Day Class   IN
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RPTH 445 - 30739 - Respiratory Diseases I


RPTH 445 RESPIRATORY DISEASES I (2)
Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: Admission to the Respiratory Therapy program.
Using the obstructive pulmonary diseases (asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema) as a model, the student will learn disease terminology, disease classification, history taking and physical examination. Also included will be basic radiologic, clinical and pulmonary diagnostics. Transfer credit: CSU.

T 12:40pm-2:30pm Ahmed,I
Day Class   IN
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RPTH 475 - 30740 - Hemodynamic Monitoring


RPTH 475 HEMODYNAMIC MONITORING AND SELECTED TOPICS IN RESPIRATORY CARE (2)
Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: Admission to the Respiratory Therapy program.
The application of advanced principles of cardiopulmonary diagnostics and physiology to the care of critically ill patients. The application of the above principles to other body systems. Transfer credit: CSU.

Th 12:10pm-1:50pm Daniel,B
Day Class   IN
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RPTH 480 - 40733 - Diagnostic Testing/Outpatient


RPTH 480 DIAGNOSTIC TESTING AND OUTPATIENT RESPIRATORY CARE (2)
Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: Completion of the first year Respiratory Therapy program.
By learning concepts in various diagnostic testing studies, the student will be able to identify changes in a patient’s pulmonary status and assist the healthcare team in the outpatient setting to improve the patient’s quality of life. Fundamental aspects of pulmonary function testing, exercise testing, and metabolic studies will be explored. Transfer credit: CSU.

F 12:10pm-2:15pm Rice,J
Day Class   IN
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RPTH 485 - 30741 - Clinical Medicine Seminar


RPTH 485 CLINICAL MEDICINE SEMINAR (2)
Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: Completion of the first year Respiratory Therapy program.
Integration of pathology, pathophysiology, diagnostic techniques and therapeutic modalities through the utilization of patient case studies. Preparation for job placement. Transfer credit: CSU.

F 9:10am-11:00am Ahmed,I
Day Class   IN
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RPTH 488 - 30742 - Clinical Clerkship IV
RPTH 488 CLINICAL CLERKSHIP IV (6)
(Pass/No Pass.)

Total of 384 hours of supervised clinical experience in local hospitals. Prerequisite: Completion of the first year Respiratory Therapy program.
Supervised experience in the Adult Intensive Care Unit, Coronary Care Unit, Pulmonary Function Lab, Neonatal/Pediatric Care Units of a local hospital. Also the option of a home care rotation. Emphasis is on attaining proficiency in skills performed by a Respiratory Care Practitioner in these areas. Transfer credit: CSU.


M T TBA Daniel,B
Day Class   OPEN RPTH 488 - 30742 - Clinical Clerkship IV
RPTH 488 CLINICAL CLERKSHIP IV (6)
(Pass/No Pass.)

Total of 384 hours of supervised clinical experience in local hospitals. Prerequisite: Completion of the first year Respiratory Therapy program.
Supervised experience in the Adult Intensive Care Unit, Coronary Care Unit, Pulmonary Function Lab, Neonatal/Pediatric Care Units of a local hospital. Also the option of a home care rotation. Emphasis is on attaining proficiency in skills performed by a Respiratory Care Practitioner in these areas. Transfer credit: CSU.


M T W Th F TBA Ahmed,I
Day Class   IN
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RPTH 495 - 36845 - Resp Care Brd Exam Prep & Revw
RPTH 495 RESPIRATORY CARE BOARD EXAMINATION PREPARATION & REVIEW (2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: Completion of the first year of a respiratory therapy program or an applicant to the Respiratory Care Board for Respiratory Care.
Preparation and review for the Certification Examination of the California Respiratory Care Board and the Registration Examination offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Transfer credit: CSU.

Th 9:10am-11:00am Ahmed,I
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RPTH 695 - 45037 - Special Projects
RPTH 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN RESPIRATORY THERAPY (1)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade option.)

Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

Students will reinforce their current knowledge of respiratory care practices in selected areas of basic therapeutics, diagnostic procedures and critical care. Varying modes of instruction will be used – laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week through the semester. Students may only take on Independent Study course within a given discipline. Transfer credit: CSU.

TBA Ahmed,I

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