Internship in Respiratory Care

Course Details

Course Number: RESP 4803  Section Number: X1

Summer I 2011

Days & Times:

On-line Course

Course Attachments


MSU Faculty Member
Ann Medford   
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Course Objectives


  • This internship can be completed at your current place of employment as long as it is accomplished in a different area of practice.  Because it is an internship, it may be completed while on the clock if acceptable with your employer.  Make initial contact with the manager. 
  • Maintain a professional demeanor during all your contacts and during the Internship.
  • Within the first two days of the Internship (or sooner if possible) you will finalize a schedule with the field site.  Please email this schedule to the course instructor through WebCT email.
  • Generate a Respiratory Care Internship Portfolio during the Internship experience.

  • Course Expectations



    RESPIRATORY CARE Internship Portfolio



    The portfolio will be graded on fulfillment of the following criteria:


    1: Goals and Objectives

    List specific goals and/or objectives you wish to accomplish during your internship. Include at least 5 distinct goals or objectives.


    2: Daily Portfolio Entries

    Describe daily the activities in your chosen area.  Include interesting learning situations, communications with therapists, doctors and other health care professionals.  Include the date on each entry. 


    3: Reflective Report

    This is a self-critique of the Internship Experience.  You can start this toward the end of your Internship. Focus on clinical experience, how well you accomplished your goals and objectives and the overall worthiness of the experience. How did this Internship help you grow as a therapist?  If portions of the experience were not as positive as you would have liked what could you have done to improve them?


    4: Peer Evaluations

    You are required to get at least two written peer evaluations of your Internship experience. They must include your willingness to get involved, ability to communicate, work habits, knowledge and how well you worked with other professionals.

    Grading Standards



    90-100%     A

    80-89%      B

    75-79       C

    70-74       D

    <69         F

    Submission Format Policy

    Portfolio can be sent electronically or by fax/mail. 

    Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

    Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

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    As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

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