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  • Practical experience
    There is a clinical placement component associated with this program.
  • Academic Title
    Respiratory Therapy Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Course description
    Level 1    Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • ANAT-1007    Anatomy & Physiology 1     4.00
    • BIOL-1002    Microbiology 1     2.00
    • RESP-1011    Physics-Respiratory Therapy     2.00
    • RESP-1001    Theory of Equipment 1     2.00
    • RESP-3009    Professional Issues 1     2.00
    • RESP-1003    Laboratory Procedures 1     1.50
    • RESP-1004    Physiological Chemistry     4.00

    Level 2    Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • ANAT-1013    Anatomy & Physiology 2     4.00
    • BIOL-1025    Microbiology 2     2.00
    • RESP-1012    Pathophysiology-Intro     2.00
    • RESP-1005    Theory of Equipment 2     2.00
    • RESP-3010    Professional Issues 2     2.00
    • RESP-1007    Laboratory Procedures 2     1.50
    • RESP-1016    Physiological Chemistry 2     2.00

    Level 3    Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • HLTH-3007    Pathophysiology 1     4.00
    • PHRM-1037    Pharmacology 1     3.00
    • RESP-3001    Diagnostic Procedures 1     4.00
    • RESP-3002    Mechanical Ventilation 1     4.00
    • RESP-3003    Therapeutic Modalities     2.00
    • RESP-3004    Laboratory Procedures 3     2.50
    • HLTH-1101    Research Principles: Intro     3.00

    Level 4    Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • HLTH-3008    Pathophysiology 2     4.00
    • PHRM-3021    Pharmacology 2     3.00
    • RESP-3005    Diagnostic Procedures 2     4.00
    • RESP-3006    Mechanical Ventilation 2     4.00
    • RESP-3007    Anesthesia     2.00
    • RESP-3008    Laboratory Procedures 4     2.50

    Level 5    Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • RESP-5014    Clinical Theory 1     0.00
    • RESP-5009    Clinical Practicum 1     11.25

    Level 6    Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • RESP-5015    Clinical Theory 2     13.00
    • RESP-5011    Clinical Practicum 2     16.50

    Level 7    Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • RESP-5012    Clinical Theory 3     13.00
    • RESP-5013    Clincial Practicum 3     27.75

    Level 8    Credits

    Take the following Mandatory Course:
    • RESP-5016    Clinical Seminars     4.00

    Gen Ed - Electives

    Take 9 General Education Elective Credits -
    Normally taken in Levels 1, 2 and 4

    ANAT-1007 -  Anatomy & Physiology 1

    This course focuses on specialized concepts of cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology. It emphasizes the hierarchical organization of the human body, the intimate relationship between structure and function, and the homeostatic regulation of organ systems. The course is offered in two parts and provides the theoretical underpinnings for the study of applied disciplines such as pathophysiology and pharmacology.

    ANAT-1013 -  Anatomy & Physiology 2

    This course focuses on specialized concepts of cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology. The course is offered in two parts and provides the theoretical underpinnings for the study of applied disciplines such as pathophysiology and pharmacology. This concludes the study of the structure and function of the respiratory system and continues with a detailed examination of the structure and function of the cardiovascular system. Interrelated function among body systems and the role of homeostasis will be emphasized.

    BIOL-1002 -  Microbiology 1

    The purpose of this course is to introduce students in the Respiratory Therapy program to microorganisms and the science of microbiology. The semester begins with an examination of the basic characteristics of microorganisms, their growth, their transmission, and their ability to cause disease. Procedures used to prevent the growth and spread of microbes are stressed. The course concludes with an examination of antimicrobial drugs and development of drug resistance.

    BIOL-1025 -  Microbiology 2

    This course continues the examination of medical microbiology begun in BIOL1002. The study of body defenses includes nonspecific mechanisms and the specific responses of the immune system. Immune system disorders are examined as a means of understanding diseases such as tuberculosis and AIDS. Specific infectious diseases are examined with emphasis on respiratory infections. This course also includes information on the laboratory diagnosis of respiratory infections.

    HLTH-1101 -  Research Principles: Intro
    This is an introductory course into scientific methods and principles of research. Topics will include the four components of scientific methods, a historical perspective of the philosophy of research and the past, present and future of ethics in research. The student will learn where research comes from, how the theories have changed over time, and through scientific methods, how research can pertain to any of their lives.

    HLTH-3007 -  Pathophysiology 1
    This course will allow the student to continue learning all aspects of disease pathology including the pathology, etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of disease conditions as they relate to specific body systems.

    HLTH-3008 -  Pathophysiology 2
    This course is a continuation of HLTH3007 and will introduce the student to individual case study exploration of disease pathology and process to assist in developing critical thinking skills in preparation for the clinical environment.

    PHRM-1037 -  Pharmacology 1
    This course covers the drugs that affect central nervous system and cardiopulmonary function and common therapeutic agents used by respiratory therapists. Topics include principles of drug activity, interaction and pharmaceutical calculations, and the basics of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics. Drug classes having a direct impact on respiratory therapy will be studied in detail.

    PHRM-3021 -  Pharmacology 2

    This course is a continuation of Pharmacology I and introduces pulmonary drugs and cardiovascular drugs.

    RESP-1001 -  Theory of Equipment 1
    This is the first of two courses that will introduce the student to the primary equipment used in the field of study. The subject matter includes in-depth analysis of all modes and types of equipment used for the therapies as outlined in the Detailed Content section.

    RESP-1003 -  Laboratory Procedures 1
    This course allows the student to perform practical applications of respiratory equipment and procedures as discussed in RESP1001 in a supervised and controlled laboratory environment.

    RESP-1004 -  Physiological Chemistry
    This course is designed to introduce the student to the chemistry of biological mechanisms. The course will review fundamental chemical principles required for understanding of the concepts presented. Emphasis will be placed on the chemistry of fluid and electrolyte balance.

    RESP-1005 -  Theory of Equipment 2

    This is the second of a two-part course which introduces the student to the primary equipment used in the field of study. The subject matter includes in-depth analysis of all modes and types of equipment used for the therapeutics as outlined in the Detailed Content section.

    RESP-1007 -  Laboratory Procedures 2
    The content of this course allows the student to perform practical application of equipment and procedures as discussed in RESP 1005 in a controlled and supervised laboratory setting.

    RESP-1011 -  Physics-Respiratory Therapy
    This is an applied medical physics course dealing with the principles and laws that govern the physical and chemical properties of fluids at rest and in motion. Emphasis is on the gaseous phase and how the pressure, temperature, density and viscosity influence the type of flow through medical delivery equipment.

    RESP-1012 -  Pathophysiology-Intro

    This introductory level course is intended to introduce the student to the process of disease and its physiological effects on the body. The course will begin with a general overview of disease and pathophysiology, common terms and definitions and a review of cell structure and abnormal growth patterns.

    RESP-1016 -  Physiological Chemistry 2

    This course is a continuation of Physiological Chemistry I, and continues to concentrate on the chemistry of biological mechanisms. Emphasis will be placed on chemical principles related to maintenance of acid- base balance within the fluid compartments of the human body.

    RESP-3001 -  Diagnostic Procedures 1
    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental diagnostic procedures utilized in the field of Respiratory Therapy. This course provides an in-depth study of the basis and rationale behind the diagnosis, testing and treatment of cardiopulmonary and associated disorders. Emphasis is also placed on invasive and non-invasive cardiac and pulmonary diagnostic procedures and equipment, i.e., arterial blood gas analysis and electrocardiogram interpretation.

    RESP-3002 -  Mechanical Ventilation 1
    This course will acquaint the student with normal and abnormal lung conditions encountered when a patient is mechanically ventilated. There will be in-depth discussion of the physical characteristics of the ventilator as used in the acute and chronic care settings to respond to the patient's ever changing lung conditions.

    RESP-3003 -  Therapeutic Modalities
    Course emphasis is directed towards an understanding of the application of the equipment and procedures utilized with respiratory patients. This course examines many common therapeutic procedures performed by respiratory therapists.

    RESP-3004 -  Laboratory Procedures 3

    This course will allow the student to practice and refine clinical patient assessment skills and invasive and non-invasive procedures as they have been learned within other affiliated courses.

    RESP-3005 -  Diagnostic Procedures 2

    A continuation of course RESP3001, this course provides an in-depth study of the basis and rationale behind other diagnostic tests and treatments of cardiopulmonary and associated disorders. Emphasis is placed on pulmonary function testing and cardio pulmonary diagnostics.

    RESP-3006 -  Mechanical Ventilation 2

    Building upon mechanical ventilation fundamentals from semester one, this course starts by exploring facets of neonatal and pediatric ventilation with respect to equipment and techniques. The second unit of study focuses on new ventilator modes and adjunctive techniques as well as the initial set up parameters needed for all patients. This unit also addresses the psychological aspects of mechanically ventilated patients. Block III will address alternate and related ventilatory strategies as well as home care ventilation.

    RESP-3007 -  Anesthesia
    This course introduces students to the respiratory therapist's duties in the operating room. Topics covered include the operation, maintenance and safe patient application of anesthetic equipment. In order to assist the anesthetist in the operating room, this course provides the student with a sound knowledge base in pre-operative and pre-induction procedures, anesthesia and difficult airway techniques, monitoring of the anesthetized patient, complications and emergency and post-operative care.

    RESP-3008 -  Laboratory Procedures 4
    This course allows for refinement of practical knowledge and skills for therapeutic application of a variety of state-of-the-art mechanical ventilators and anesthetic gas machines, introduces and allows practical demonstration for diagnostic pulmonary function testing and reinforces through practical demonstration the theory concepts as learned within other courses.

    RESP-3009 -  Professional Issues 1
    In this course, the student is introduced to various professional issues confronting health care providers. The student will be introduced to topics of concern to the Respiratory Therapist such as professional associations, professional conduct, maintenance of competency, legal and ethical standards.

    RESP-3010 -  Professional Issues 2

    Moral/Ethical issues such as life support ethics, DNR, selection of transplant recipients, honesty with dying patients, euthanasia, and practitioner incompetence are among those thoroughly discussed in this important course.

    RESP-5009 -  Clinical Practicum 1

    The first of three clinical practicum courses, this course provides the student the opportunity to apply and engage previously studied theory knowledge and skills in a supervised clinical setting. The student will observe and participate in the daily activities of respiratory therapists in the practice of respiratory therapy.

    RESP-5011 -  Clinical Practicum 2
    This is the second of three clinical practicum courses, this course provides the student the opportunity to apply and engage previously studied theory knowledge and skills in a supervised clinical setting. The student will observe and participate in the daily activities of respiratory therapists in the practice of respiratory therapy.

    RESP-5012 -  Clinical Theory 3
    This course is designed to provide a standardized review of didactic material, which is reinforced in the clinical setting. The student will experience a variety of learning and evaluation strategies, which include comprehensive and case study multiple-choice examinations, oral presentations and written reports.

    RESP-5013 -  Clincial Practicum 3
    This course is a continuation of the clinical practicum that involves supervised practical application of previously studied theory and laboratory simulated skills. The student will be introduced to different and increasingly more complex clinical procedures while under the supervision of a site clinical coordinator and staff respiratory therapists.

    RESP-5014 -  Clinical Theory 1

    This course will provide review and reinforcement of theory knowledge and skills as learned in the previous didactic courses and as they apply to clinical setting.

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