RESPCARE 500 EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (3-0-3)(F)
Introduction of theoretical frameworks of leadership theory. Focuses on integration of concepts through thorough analysis of site-specific leadership. Students examine, diagnose, recommend, and reassess leadership strategies. Includes application project for site-study of student’s choosing. PREREQ: Admission to the MSRC program.
RESPCARE 505 EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE (3-0-3)(F)
Focuses on the student as a critical user of medical literature. Focus is on the ability to frame a clinical question, search the medical literature, weigh evidence based on study design and quality of research, interpretation of basic statistics used in clinical research, and interpretation of clinical summaries in the form of meta-analysis, systematic review and clinical practice guidelines. PRE/COREQ: RESPCARE 500.
RESPCARE 510 ADVANCED CARDIOPULMONARY PHYSIOLOGY (3-0-3)(S)
Provides in-depth examination of advanced physiology of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. Topics include study of cell biology, respiratory physiology, cardiac and circulatory function with relevant clinical application of concepts in cell biology, regulation and function of the cardiovascular system, gas exchange and transport, breathing regulation, and respiratory insufficiency. PREREQ: RESPCARE 500 and RESPCARE 505.
RESPCARE 521 APPLIED RESEARCH METHODS (3-0-3)(S)
Introduces types of research methods used in both healthcare and educational research. Emphasis is on the principles, methods, and statistical techniques used in modern health and educational environments. Focus is on development of a critical research question(s), review of literature, and proposed methodology for a capstone project of the student’s choosing. PREREQ: RESPCARE 500 and RESPCARE 505.
RESPCARE 516 ADVANCED PULMONARY DISEASE MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(SU)
Explores pulmonary disease management and presents the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of common respiratory diseases that Respiratory Therapists encounter in clinical practice. Includes the development of care plans and student-led online discussions related to specific disease entities of their choosing. PREREQ: RESPCARE 510.
RESPCARE 525 EDUCATIONAL METHODOLOGY (3-0-3)(SU)
Focuses on educational theory in academic, clinical, patient-centered, community-based, or preventative settings. Focus is on understanding of instructional design, development, and assessment components, as well as identification and development of objectives based in learning and/or health promotion theory. PREREQ: RESPCARE 500 and RESPCARE 510.
RESPCARE 530 ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(F)
Explores cardiovascular disease management and presents the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of common cardiovascular diseases that Respiratory Therapists will encounter in clinical practice. Builds on the development of care plans and student-led discussion forums on topics related to specific disease entities of their choosing. PREREQ: RESPCARE 510.
RESPCARE 535 MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE (3-0-3)(F)
Focuses on leadership in an organizational setting. Examines leadership perspectives on the function and dynamics of organizational goal setting. Students are exposed to common organizational dilemmas and challenged to recommend a plan of action to minimize disruption. PREREQ: RESPCARE 525.
RESPCARE 540 HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(S)
Focuses the various responsibilities of managing a Respiratory Care department. Topics include a general overview and comparison of health delivery systems, opportunities for quality improvement, staffing and reimbursement structures, financial planning, and innovative leadership to address organizational goals. PREREQ: RESPCARE 525.
RESPCARE 545 ETHICS OF THE PROFESSION (3-0-3)(S)
Examines the facets of moral and ethical development from a macro-level leadership perspective. Students work closely with classmates. Provides framework to examine, articulate, and discuss the application of ethical frameworks to specific cases of both organizational and health care-specific ethical dilemmas. PREREQ: RESPCARE 525.
RESPCARE 570 CAPSTONE I (6-0-6)(SU)
Fourteen week capstone course sequence. Focus is on finalizing capstone projects alongside an advisory team to meet the final program requirements, and submitting all project, program, and Graduate College requirements for candidacy for graduation. Capstone project topics may focus on quality improvement, educational modules, advanced practice protocols, management, community service, or primary clinical research. PREREQ: RESPCARE 515.