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    Bachelor of Science Degree in Respiratory Care Course Requirements

    Core Course Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Respiratory Care

    • RC 310 - Proff Leadership Respiratory Care

      This course will introduce concepts of professional and leadership behaviors common to all health care providers. The students will be tasked with individual and small group activities to foster and evaluate these attributes. The class will develop and execute a service project aimed at a respiratory care hospital department or community activity.

    • RC 380 - Research Methods Respiratory Care

      This course will introduce students to basic research methods including classifications of research design, components of research studies, and basic study design. Students will be tasked with critically evaluating research studies with emphasis on component sections. The student will compose a basic research study. The student will complete individual and small group assignments to promote the team building skills utilized in the healthcare environment. Pre-rquisites: EN 125, MAT 212

    • RC 390 - Education Methods Respiratory Care

      This course will present students with an overview of educational models employed in the respiratory care educational settings (lecture, laboratory, clinical). Students will be tasked with understanding concepts of instructional design, course composition, and evaluation and how to incorporate the concepts into courses to optimize the educational experience. The role of clinical simulation will also be discussed.

    • RC 410 - Principles Mgmnt Respiratory Care

      This course will introduce students to the concepts and methods of operations management within a respiratory care department. Techniques of analysis and evaluation are applied to the delivery of respiratory care services with respect to organizational design, staffing, financing, and utilization of limited resources. The course will examine techniques to foster employee individual and small group leadership skills. The student will gain an understanding of basic conflict resolution techniques.

    • RC 460 - Adv App Mech Vent Patient Monitor

      This course will present students with the knowledge of advanced procedures and techniques related to the application of mechanical ventilation and patient monitoring. The student will gain an understanding of applications of advanced non-invasive and invasive oxygenation and mechanical ventilation techniques of patient management. The course will serve as a foundation for the student to focus on advanced patient monitoring. This course will be modeled from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Adult Critical Care Specialty Examination content outline.

    • RC 490 - Respiratory Care Capstone

      This course will provide students the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in his/her course of study/track by completing a program-defined summative measure (e.g., Capstone project) or passing a national credentialing specialty examination. The student will design the specific project to meet the Capstone project requirements with consultation and agreement of the course instructor. Examples of projects may include development of clinical care path/protocol(s), quality improvement projects, educational lessons for patients and/or families, research study, budget planning, leadership training for respiratory care department, or critique/revision of medical literature related to a clinical care path/protocol.

    In addition to the 18 credit hours of required core courses listed above, students are also required to complete the following:

    Ursuline Core Courses (27 credits)

    Art, Music, or Art Therapy elective
    English Literature elective
    History or Political Science elective
    Introduction to Statistics
    Philosophy elective (300-level or higher)
    Religious Studies elective
    Religious Studies elective (300-level or higher)
    Identity, Diversity and Community
    Capstone Seminar

    Respiratory Care Electives (7 credits)

    Choose from:

    • Patient & Family Communications (2)
    • Advanced Respiratory Care Diagnostics (2)
    • Current Trends in Pediatric/Neonatal Patient Management (3)
    • Current Trends in Adult Critical Care Patient Management (3)
    • Current Trends in Chronic Patient Care Management (2)
    • Alternative Healthcare Settings (2)
    • Operations and Systems Management of Healthcare Administration (3)
    • Healthcare Economics (3)
    • Financial Management (3)
    • Biology or Chemistry courses (200-level or higher)