Neonatal-Pediatric Respiratory Care

Course Details

Course Number: RESP 3553  Spring 2013

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: 302

Days & Times:

MTR 0950-1130 

Course Attachments

  Syllabus 2013-20130204-145203.doc


MSU Faculty Member
Dr.  Jennifer Anderson   
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Course Objectives

The focus of this lecture course is on the theoretical application of respiratory care to the pediatric and newborn patient. Topics include development of the pulmonary and cardiovascular systems, patient assessment, intrinsic lung diseases, congenital heart diseases, SIDS and apnea, applied pharmacotherapy, surfactant replacement therapy, and ventilatory support techniques.  

Course Expectations


The intent of this project is to share ideas and advance student knowledge of assessment and care of neonatal and pediatric patients.  Each student will present their project on the appropriate date (see course schedule).  You will be required to give a 5 minute presentation on a specific neonatal or pediatric respiratory topic that you interested in.  Examples include: monitoring techniques, oxygen delivery, conventional or non-conventional ventilation, administration of gas mixtures, congenital defects, cardiac defects, pediatric or neonatal diseases. Your project will be posted on the discussion board under the title project.  You must site your references at the end of your project in APA format.

LECTURE EXAMINATIONS                                                                 

During the semester there will be in-depth exams covering the specified material given in class and from your readings. Examinations may consist of true/false, multiple choice, short answer or essay questions.


FINAL EXAMINATION                                                            

A comprehensive examination will consist of true/false, multiple choice, short answer or essay questions.  

Grading Standards

Project                    15%

Lecture Exams       60%

Final Exam              25%




90-100%                        A

80-89%                          B

75-79%                          C

61-74%                          D

<60%                             F 

Submission Format PolicyNote: 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.

Late Paper Policy

Anything not completed and handed in on time will be subjected to a 15% per day penalty (weekends and holidays included).  No exceptions! 

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.

Student Honor Creed

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

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

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Attendance Requirements


Other Policies

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.

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.