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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
RESP 100
Fund Of Respiratory Care
RESP 101
Intro To Respiratory Care
This course will introduce the student to basic respiratory care modalities such as medical gas therapy, humidity therapy, aerosol therapy, bronchodilator administration via nebulizer and metered dose inhalers, and incentive spirometry. Basic care t,opics will be related to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. Concepts will be examined in the classroom while practical demonstration and clinical simulation will take place in the laboratory. Students must have BLS Heal,thcare provider CPR certification by April 1st of the semester in which the course is taught. Prerequisite: Respiratory care majors, with the approval of the Department of Allied Health. Term and Frequency: every spring, required of all respirator|
RESP 102
Intermediate Respiratory Care
This course introduces basic principles of bronchial hygiene therapy and lung hyper-expansion therapy such as incentive spirometry, IPPB, and PEP therapy. Additionally, it will introduce other techniques in patient assessment, including assessing br,eath sounds, ECG and chest radiography. Management of the airway will be presented including coughing techniques, suctioning of the upper airway, and use of artificial airways. Arterial blood glass interpretation will be included. Prerequisite: R,ESP 101 and RESP 120|
RESP 110
Int Resp Care Proc w/ Clin App
RESP 121
Clin Application Resp Care I
Students will learn to perform chart reviews, patient interviews, basic patient assessment, and patient treatment with modes of care including oxygen therapy, humidity and aerosol therapies with bronchodilators, bronchial hygiene, and hyperinflation,therapy. An introduction to arterial blood gas sampling and analysis will also be provided. Prerequisite: RESP 101 and RESP 120; Co-requisite: RESP 102|
RESP 201
Cardio Anatomy And Physiology
Students will learn applied anatomy, physiology and mechanics of the cardiopulmonary system. This course is designed to demonstrate the application of physiological principles in the practice of respiratory care. The course will include such concepts, as acid-base balance, oxygen transport and utilization, electrolyte interpretation, and an introduction to techniques in measuring basic hemodynamic and pulmonary function. Prerequisite: BIOL 259|
RESP 202
Cardiopulmonary Pathophys
Students will learn to examine pulmonary pathologic disorders for each age group (neonate, child, adult, elderly adult). Each disorder reviewed will include a discussion of related medical history, pathophysiology of the disorder, physical findings,,lab data, arterial blood gases, pulmonary function studies, chest radiography results and cardiovascular findings. Recommended therapies and prognosis will be included. Prerequisites: RESP 101 and RESP 120; Co-requisite: RESP 201|
RESP 203
Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology
Students will learn to examine common pharmacologic agents used in treatment of the cardiopulmonary system. The course will include respiratory drugs, such as mucolytics, bronchodilators, anti-imflammatory agents, inhaled anti-microbials, and surfact,ant acting agents. It will also provide an introduction to general antibiotic therapy and basic cardiovascular medications. Prerequisites: RESP 101, 102, 120; Co-requisite: RESP 201|
RESP 204
Advanced Respiratory Care
This course will include ethical and legal implications of practice, appropriate communication and record keeping and computer application of respirtory care. It will also include a study of pulmonary function testing techniques and an introduction t,o exercise testing. Advanced airway management techniques and the use of artificial airways will also be discussed. Prerequiste: RESP 102, 201 and 202|
RESP 205
Mech Ventilation & Crit Care
Students will learn to initiate mechanical ventilation of the critically ill patient. This will include indications for non-invasive mechanical ventilation and invasive mechanical ventilation. Initial ventilator settings based on patient size (neonat,al, pediatric and adult) and diagnosis will be reviewed. The course will provide an introduction to mechanical ventilators and their function. Prerequisites: RESP 102, 201, 202 and 203; Co-requisites: RESP 204 and 206|
RESP 206
Selected Topics in Resp Care
This course is intended to introduce students to the care of patients in all age groups with chronic pulmonary disorders, such as oxygen-dependent and ventilator-dependent individuals. The delivery of respiratory care in long term acute care and non-,acute care facilities will be included. Students will examine programs of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Sleep study facilities, sleep apnea testing and care of the patient with a sleep disorder will be reviewed. Prerequisites: RESP 102, 202, 203;,Co-requisites: RESP 204 and 205|
RESP 207
Mech Vent & Critical Care II
Students will continue to learn management of critically ill patients who require ventilation support. Students will learn how to make appropriate ventilation adjustments based on assessment of patient-ventilator interaction, and pathophysiology. Rec,ognizing complications of mechanical ventilation through ventilator waveform analysis and patient assessment will also be discussed. Students will learn to identify patient readiness for ventilator discontinuation. Alternative techniques such as hig,h frequency ventilation, nitric oxide therapy and unilateral lung ventilation will be presented. Prerequisite: RESP 205|
RESP 208
Neonatal & Pediatric Resp Care
This course will emphasize care of the premature infant, newborn and child. A review of the basic forms of therapy for these age groups will be reviewed. Both non-invasive and invasive forms of support and ventilator management for neonatal and pedia,tric patients will be included. Students will learn advanced cardiac life support techniques for neonatal and pediatric patients. They will examine appropriate responses to emergency situations of cardiopulmonary collapse for newborns and pediatric g,roups. Additional therapeutic techniques such as nitric oxide, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and high frequency oscillation of the infant will be presented. Prerequisite: RESP 204 and 205|
RESP 209
Adv Life Support & Case Study
Students will learn advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) techniques for adult patients. They will examine appropriate responses to emergency situations of cardiopulmonary collapse. Students will examine various patient cases related to emergency life, support. Prerequisites: RESP 204, 205, 207 and 208|
RESP 210
Advanced Clinial Concepts
This summative course will provide an overview of all respiratory care procedures presented in the program. It will give students the opportunity to evaluate their understanding of key concepts and review areas needing additional study. Studnets will, be provided an opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest to them. This course will include a review for the NBRC entry level examination. Prerequisites: RESP 204, 205, 206 and 207; Co-requisites: RESP 209 and 211|
RESP 211
Case Studies - Cln Simulations
This course will review patient cases using a case study or clinical simulation approach. The student will review how to gather appropriate data, critically analyze data and recommend patient treatment modalities, evaluate the patient's response to t,reatment and make appropriate adjustments. The student will participate in an advanced level written registry examination for self-assessment and an advanced level clinical simulation examination for self-assessment. Prerequisites: RESP 204, 205, 2,06 and 207; Co-requisites: RESP 209 and 210|
RESP 220
Clinical Applic of Resp Care
During this clinical course students will practice respiratory care techniques in the critical care environment, including those techniques previously demonstrated and new techniques in ventilator management. Time management skills will be introduced,. Prerequisites: RESP 102, 121, 202, 203; Co-requisites: RESP 204 and 205|
RESP 221
Clinical Appl Resp Care III
Students will gain additional practice in the critical care unit. Clinical rotations will also be provided to pulmonary function laboratories, bronchoscopy suites, and addition facilities of the hospital in which respiratory therapists are active. P,rerequisite: RESP 220; Co-requisite: RESP 207|
RESP 222
Clinical Appl Resp Care IV
This clinical rotation will provide students with experience in neonatal, pediatric and adult care units. Additional rotations will also be provided to home care agencies, sleep study centers, cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation programs, and extended c,are facilities. Emphasis will be placed on students gaining better patient-and time-management skills. Prerequisites: RESP 206, 207, 208, 221; Co-requisites: RESP 209 and 211|
RESP 230
Adv Resp Care Proc w/ Clin App
RESP 240
Sp Resp Care Proc w/ Clin Appl
RESP 250
Adv Monitor & Assess Clin Appl
RT 301
Radiographic Procedures
RT 302
Radiographic Procedures Clin
RT 303
Radiographic Images
RT 401
Radiographic Imaging Clinical
RT 402
Radiologic Physics
RT 403
Radiologic Physics Clinical
RUSS 101
Russ Lang & Cult I
RUSS 102
Russ Lang & Cult II