Physics and Respiratory Care
Course DetailsCourse Number: 3423 Fall 2013
Location: Bridwell Hall
Classroom Number: 305
Days & Times:
MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND HUMAN SERVICES
RESPIRATORY CARE PROGRAM
Physics and Respiratory Care
The focus of this lecture course is on application of basic principles of physics to the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Emphasis is placed on the physics of fluids and gases. Topics include force, work, pressure, Bernoulli’s theorem, Venturi tubes, flow patterns, viscosity, gas laws, diffusion, surface tension, gas solubility, and the equation of motion applied to the respiratory system.
WEEKLY MEETING PATTERN
M, T, R: 9:50 - 11:30
Regular class attendance is required. No distinction is made between excused and unexcused absences unless the absence has been cleared through the office of the Dean of Students, Athletic Department or Academic Affairs. If a student misses a lecture, it is the student’s responsibility to work with other class members to determine what material was missed. Please refer to the MSU Student Handbook for more information.
AMERICAN WITH 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 provides 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.
Erica Judie, MA, RRT
Office hours by appointment.
Junior Respiratory Care Students
Egan’s Fundamentals of Respiratory Care, Tenth Edition, Mosby 2013.
GRADED ITEMS AND GRADE DETERMINATION
Lecture Examinations 65%
Dialectical Journal/Supplemental Assignments 10%
Gas Laws Presentations 10%
Final Examination 15%
Dialectical Journal: Journal articles will be assigned throughout the semester that the student will be asked to review and provide feedback in the format of a dialectical journal. A dialectical journal is a double-entry note taking system that helps one to read critically and encourages the habit of reflective questioning.
Supplemental Assignments: Quizzes, homework assignments and projects will be assigned throughout the semester as needed to reinforce concepts introduced in the classroom.
Semester Examinations and the Final Examination: In-class tests that will consist of definitions, multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, or essay type questions.
MISSED HOMEWORK/EXAM POLICY
Each student should make every effort to ensure that all assignments are submitted in a timely fashion. A 10% reduction will be taken for each day after the scheduled due date for the assignment. If a student is going to miss an examination, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor prior to the exam to arrange with the instructor to make up the missed exam. A 15% reduction will be taken for each day (weekends and holidays included) after the scheduled exam date. The professor reserves the right to make unscheduled exams essay in nature and considerably more challenging.
APPROXIMATE GRADING SCALE
A minimum grade of 75 (C) is required in all respiratory courses. Failure to attain a minimum grade of C will prevent the student from progressing in the program.
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.
APPROXIMATE LECTURE SCHEDULE
Date Topic Text Reference
August 26 Syllabus/Intros
Physical Principles/ Egan’s Ch.6
States of Matter
August 27 Physical Principles/ Egan’s Ch.6
States of Matter
August 29 Change of State Egan’s Ch.6
September 2 Labor Day Holiday
September 3 Exam #1 (Chapter 6)
September 5 Gas Behavior Egan’s Ch.6
September 9 Gas Behavior Egan’s Ch.6
With Ms. Gresham
September 10 Gas Behavior Workday
September 12 Gas Behavior Presentations
September 16-27 Clinical
September 30 Fluid Dynamics Egan’s Ch.6
October 1 Chest Tubes Egan’s Ch.25
October 3 Exam #2 (Chapter 6 & 25)
October 7 Analysis and Monitoring Egan’s Ch.18
October 8 Oximetry Egan’s Ch.18
October 10 ABG Workday
October 14-25 Clinical
October 28 ABG Workday
October 29 Exam #3 (Chapter 18)
October 31 Pulmonary Function Testing Egan’s Ch. 19
November 4 Interpretation of PFT’s Egan’s Ch.19
November 5 Exam #4 (Chapter 19)
November 7 Laboratory Data Egan’s Ch. 16
November 11-22 Clinical
November 25 Electrocardiograms Egan’s Ch. 17
November 26 Disorders of Sleep Egan’s Ch. 30
November 27-Dec 1 Thanksgiving Break
December 2 Exam #5 (Chapter 16, 17, 30)
December 3 Distribution of Ventilation Egan’s Ch. 10
December 5 Distribution of Ventilation Egan’s Ch. 10
December 9-13 Finals Week