Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Unit assignments will be used to aid in student learning. Assignments are located under the assignments tab. They are designed to guide the student through the research process. Conscientious completion of the activities can be an excellent way to prepare for your final paper. I expect the questioned to be answered fully. One word answers such as yes or no are not acceptable. When the assignment is completed, you may submit it for grading. It must be submitted by the given due date.
There will be a quiz at the end of each unit. Students are expected to analyze and apply their research knowledge during these quizzes. Quizzes are located under assessments. You may use learning resources to help you with the quizzes, however the quizzes are timed.
The intent of the weekly journal is for you to post your critical comments, assessments, insights or questions on the readings for the week. You may choose to comment on one of the readings, a chapter, or article, or on several. We all will have read the content so this is not a re-statement of the content. What did you learn? How can you apply the information to clinical practice? What do you disagree with and why? You may also post an article you find interesting related to the readings for the week. Include a summary of the article you are posting. Journals should be at least 500 words. Each student should login and read journals and comment on other postings. Post your journals under Discussion/Journal. Your journal should be posted by midnight each Sunday
Select a topic of interest to you within (Respiratory Care). The paper should be approximately 6-8 pages (excluding cover sheet and reference page). Include these three aspects of the topic:
Topics examples (meant only as suggestions)
The final paper will be evaluated in four ways:
Specifics for the paper include:
APA format must be followed: type font no larger than 12 point, standard left and right, and top and bottom margins, and the following sections: Introduction, Literature Review, and Methodology.
Unit Assignments 20%
Class Journals 30%
Final Paper 30%
I have divided this class into 4 units. Each unit will have a power-point lecture, reading assignments from the text and supplemental articles, and quizzes. Much of the work can be done at your own pace, however, be aware of the due dates for assignments and quizzes. All assignments and quizzes are due by Sunday at midnight central time zone! Any late assignments will be counted off by 15% for each day late.
American Disabilities Act (ADA)
Midwestern State University (MSU) does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s disability and complies with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act in its admission, accessibility and employment of individuals in programs and activities.
MSU provide academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic and employment requirements. For assistance call (940) 397-4618 or 397-4515.
Please see the instructor outside of class to make any arrangements involving special accommodations.
It is the student’s responsibility to declare any disabilities. After declaration, preferably at the beginning of each semester, the student needs to contact individual instructors to determine any reasonable accommodations that may be required