The purpose of the Respiratory Care Program, a Bachelor of Science degree, is to provide for the regional needs for respiratory care practitioners prepared at the advanced level of Registered Respiratory Therapist.
- Graduates will demonstrate professional behaviors consistent with employer expectations as advanced-level respiratory therapists (affective domain).
- Graduates will demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate clinical information relevant to their roles as advanced-level respiratory therapists (cognitive domain).
- Graduates will demonstrate technical proficiency in all the skills necessary to fulfill their roles as advanced-level respiratory therapists (psychomotor domain).
Expected Student Learning Outcomes
Students in the program will demonstrate:
- the ability to communicate effectively in oral, written and visual forms.
- knowledge of the respiratory care code of ethics and ethical and professional conduct.
- the ability to function effectively in the health care setting as a member of the healthcare team.
- knowledge and application of mechanical ventilation and therapeutics.
- knowledge and application of cardiopulmonary diagnosis and monitoring.
- knowledge and application of cardiopulmonary pharmacology and pathophysiology.
- management of respiratory care plans for adult, neonatal and pediatric patients.
The curriculum map for the program in Respiratory Care can be found on the program's web page on the Oregon Tech website.
Summary of Student Learning Outcomes
During the 2014-15 academic year, the program faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the attached annual report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.