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.
Program Educational Objectives
- 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).
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- 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.
Summary of Program Student Learning Outcomes
During the 2016-17 academic year, the Respiratory Care & Sleep Health faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the annual program assessment report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.