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RET 1125 Respiratory Care Sciences

Advanced study of adult lung, heart and renal anatomy and physiology, including: ventilation, pulmonary mechanics, diffusion, gas transport, cardiac function and pulmonary perfusion, acid-base balance and interpretation, control mechanisms and physiological stressors; microbiology and infection control methods; emphasis on application/integration of respiratory sciences to patient scenarios.

Prerequisites: BIO 1107

Course Outcomes
  • Compare and contrast the diffusion and transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide and the balance of each in ventilation-perfusion relationships.
  • Explain the mechanisms and components of normal and abnormal ventilation patterns and apply respiratory care calculations to identify disease entities.
  • Describe the anatomy of the respiratory, cardiovascular, and renal systems and discuss the physiological interactions of the three systems.
  • Describe the interactions of the mechanisms involved in the control of ventilation, perfusion, and renal function.
  • Identify common infectious microorganisms and apply appropriate infection control methods.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in interpretation of arterial blood gases and discuss common causes of the identified acid-base imbalances.
  • Discuss the physiological changes to the cardiopulmonary system in response to aging, exercise, smoking, ascent to high altitude, and high pressure environments.
Credit Hours: 4
  • Classroom: 4 hours
  • Division: Health Sciences
  • Department: Respiratory Care
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: No
Available Sections
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 14, Rm 101
Faculty: Beard
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Restrictions: Restricted to RET Majors
Open Seats: 39
Meets: TTH from 3:00PM to 4:50PM
Section: 101
Open Seats: 39
Meets: TTH from
3:00PM to 4:50PM
Section: 101