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RTT Course Descriptions

RTT 11000 - INTRODUCTION TO RESPIRATORY THERAPY
Establishes a foundation in the field of respiratory care. Topics include: history, career options, licensing and credentialing, quality and evidence based respiratory care, principles of problem based learning, health promotion, community respiratory health, health care reimbursement, professional behavior, law and ethics, documentation, infection control, HIPAA and OSHA standards. Prerequisite: special approval. Corequisite: RTT 11003 and 11006. 2.000 Credit hours, 2.000 Lecture hours, Levels: Undergraduate, Schedule Types: Lecture, Department: Regional College 

RTT 11001 - RESPIRATORY CARE PHARMACOLOGY
Basic principles in pharmacology, specific to respiratory care, covering the pharmacokinetic action of drugs, administration, calculations, and effects on the body systems. Prerequisites: RTT 11000 and 11003 and 11006; PTST 10009 or HED 14020; BSCI 11010 and BSCI 11020 or BSCI 20020; minimum C grade. Corequisite: RTT 11002 and RTT 11004 and RTT 11008 and BSCI 20021. 2.000 Credit hours, 2.000 Lecture hours, Levels: Undergraduate, Schedule Types: Lecture, Department: Regional College

RTT 11002 – CARDIOPULMONARY DISEASES
Diseases and disorders affecting the cardiopulmonary system; emphasis in diagnosis, selection, and implementation of therapeutic modalities; the role of the respiratory therapist in treatment.  Prerequisites: RTT 11000 and RTT 11003 and RTT 11006; BSCI 11010 and BSCI 11020 or BSCI 20020, PTST 10009 or HED 14020. Corequisite: RTT 11001 and RTT 11004 and RTT 11008 and BSCI 20021.  3.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours, Levels: Undergraduate, Schedule Types: Lecture, Department: Regional College 

RTT 11003 - APPLICATION AND MECHANISMS OF CARDIOPULMONARY ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
Provides a solid foundation in cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology with relevant applied physiology as it relates to the profession of respiratory care. Prerequisites: special approval.  Corequisite: RTT 11000 and RTT 11006;  BSCI 20020 or BSCI 11010.  3.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours, Levels: Undergraduate, Schedule Types: Lecture, Department: Regional College

RTT 11004 - THERAPEUTICS
Introduction to oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, hyperinflation therapy, bronchopulmonary hygiene, and airway management. There is a laboratory and clinical component to this class for skill check offs and clinical competence.  Prerequisites: RTT 11000, 11003, 11006; BSCI 11010 and BSCI 11020 or BSCI 20020; CHEM 10050; PHY 12111 or PHY 13001. Corequisite: RTT 11001, 11002, 11008.  6.000 Credit hours, 4.000 Lecture hours, 1.000 Lab hours, 1.000 Other hours, Levels: Undergraduate, Schedule Types: Clinic, Combined Lecture and Lab, Department: Regional College

RTT 11006 - INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL RESPIRATORY CARE
Introduction to basic cardiopulmonary assessment and life support techniques, infection control, the medical record, and the clinical environment. Prerequisite: special approval. Corequisites: RTT 11000 and 11003 and 11006; BSCI 11010 or 20020.  3.000 Credit hours, 2.000 Lecture hours, 1.000 Lab hours. Levels: Undergraduate, Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture. Department: Regional College

RTT 11008 - BLOOD GAS ANALYSIS
A study of the methods and procedures for obtaining arterial blood, the principles and standards of analysis and applications of the physiological data. Prerequisites: RTT 11000, 11003, and 11006; BSCI 11010 and BSCI 11020 or BSCI 20020. Corequisite: RTT 11001, 11002 and 11004, 2.000 Credit hours, 2.000 Lecture hours, Levels: Undergraduate, Schedule Types: Lecture, Department: Regional College

RTT 21000 - CRITICAL CARE
Advanced course covering the underlying pathophysiology and management of respiratory failure, sepsis, shock and trauma. Provides a broad understanding of how to manage patients in the intensive care units utilizing ventilators, pharmacology, and fluid filled monitoring systems by indwelling catheters. Students perform hemodynamic and metabolic measurements, interpret and apply data, and learn advanced cardiac life support. There is a laboratory and clinical component to this course.  Prerequisites: RTT 21001 and 21003 and 21004; BSCI 20021.  4.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours, 1.000 Other hours, Levels: Undergraduate, Schedule Types: Clinic, Laboratory, Lecture. Department: Regional College

RTT 21001 – MECHANICAL VENTILATION
The principles of mechanical ventilation including: modes phase variables, triggering, compliance, resistance, indications, contraindications, physiological effects, complications, hazards, assessment, monitoring, weaning, and troubleshooting. Prerequisites: RTT 11001, RTT 11002, RTT 11004 and RTT 11008. Corequisite: RTT 21003 and RTT 21004. 5.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours, 1.000 Lab hours, 1.000 Other hours, Levels: Undergraduate, Schedule Types: Combined Lecture and Lab. Department: Regional College

RTT 21003 - PERINATAL AND PEDIATRIC RESPIRATORY THERAPY
Development of the fetus; assessment, treatment, and evaluation of perinatal and pediatric patients requiring respiratory therapy intervention; perinatal and pediatric cardiopulmonary diseases; management of mechanical ventilation. Prerequisites: RTT 11000, RTT 11001, RTT 11002, RTT 11003, RTT 11004, RTT 11006 and RTT 11008. Corequisites: RTT 21001 and RTT 21004.  2.000 Credit hours, 2.000 Lecture hours, Levels: Undergraduate, Schedule Types: Lecture, Department: Regional College

RTT 21004 - ADVANCED DIAGNOSTICS
Provides knowledge and skills necessary to work effectively in a pulmonary function laboratory. Topics include: pulmonary function tests, testing standards and techniques, equipment set up and utilization, analyzing test results and applying them in clinical situations is emphasized. Quality assurance for equipment and testing data. Prerequisites: RTT 11001, RTT 11002, RTT 11004 and RTT 11008. Corequisites: RTT 21001 and 21003.  3.000 Credit hours, 2.000 Lecture hours, 1.000 Lab hours, Levels: Undergraduate, Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Department: Regional College

RTT 21005 – PULMONARY REHABILITATION AND CONTINUING CARE
Roles and functions of respiratory therapists in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and home care. Prerequisites: RTT 21000. Corequisite: RTT 21010 and 21012. 2.000 Credit hours,  2.000 Lecture hours Levels: Undergraduate, Schedule Types: Lecture, Department: Regional College

RTT 21010 - RESPIRATORY THERAPY CAPSTONE COURSE
Contemporary issues and current trends in respiratory therapy; preparation for the CRT/RRT national board credentialing examinations. There is a clinical component to this course. Prerequisite: RTT 21004 and respiratory therapy technology (RTT) major. Corequisite: RTT 21005. 5.000 Credit hours, 2.000 Lecture hours, 3.000 Other hours, Levels: Undergraduate, Schedule Types: Clinic, Laboratory, Lecture, Department: Regional College

RTT 21012 - BASIC RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS
Survey of research problems, methods, and designs utilized in respiratory care with a focus on developing analytical and critiquing skills. Prerequisite: RTT 21000. Corequisite: RTT 21005 and 21010. 2.000 Credit hours, 2.000 Lecture hours, Levels: Undergraduate, Schedule Types: Lecture, Department: Regional College

RTT 21095 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN RESPIRATORY THERAPY
(Repeatable for credit)Scheduled topics of interest to students and faculty. Prerequisite: RTT 11000. 1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours, 1.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours, Levels: Undergraduate, Schedule Types: Lecture, Department: Regional College

RTT 21096 – INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN RESPIRATORY THERAPY
(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours)Readings and/or investigation of respiratory therapy topics supervised by respiratory therapy faculty. Prerequisite: respiratory therapy technology (RTT) majors. 1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours, 1.000 TO 3.000 Other hours, Levels: Undergraduate, Schedule Types: Individual Investigation, Department: Regional College