Pulmonary Diagnostics

Course Details

Course Number: RESP 4403  Section Number: X10

Fall 2013

Location: Online

Days & Times:

MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND HUMAN SERVICES

RESPIRATORY CARE PROGRAM

COURSE SYLLABUS

Fall 2013

 

COURSE TITLE:

Pulmonary Diagnostics

 

COURSE NUMBER:

RESP 4403-X1

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This is an internet-based course that is designed as an in-depth study of the standard ing methodologies employed to diagnose and monitor patients with cardiopulmonary disease.  Emphasis is placed on the technical aspects as well as disease presentation.  Topics include measurement and analysis of lung volumes, ventilation, pulmonary mechanics, gas distribution, diffusion ing, cardiac and pulmonary exercise ing, quality assurance, blood gas analysis, and quality assurance in the pulmonary function lab.

 

CREDITS:

3 credits

 

COURSE INSTRUCTOR:

Randy Case MA, RRT

Office: 940-397-4653

randy.case@mwsu.edu

 

OFFICE HOURS:

By appointment

Please send messages to me through D2L.  However, if you have any problems, you may contact us via my email randy.case@mwsu.edu

Availability online:    This means that I will be checking email regularly during these times.  Monday through Friday:  0800 – 1700.

 

AUDIENCE:

Distance Respiratory Care Students

            

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

  1. Explain the instrumentation required to perform basic spirometry, lung volume determination, and diffusion s.
  2. Differentiate between volume sensing and flow sensing spirometers, citing strengths and weaknesses of each design
  3. List the indications for pulmonary diagnostic ing.
  4. Identify normal and abnormal diffusion study data and can explain challenges relating  to the use of DLCO ing.
  5. Interpret pulmonary function data and choose appropriate means of intervention.
  6. Define commonly utilized pulmonary function terms with the proficiency of an advanced practitioner
  7. Define provide normal values for lung volumes, performance parameters, and capacities, and perform pulmonary function ing with the proficiency of an advanced practitioner.
  8. Discuss pathophysiology, clinical significance of, and techniques used to measure various pulmonary function parameters with the proficiency of an advanced practitioner.
  9. Identify conditions relating to respiratory and metabolic dysfunction when evaluating blood gas values.
  10. Evaluate exercise s identifying anaerobic threshold, limitations to exercise based on de-conditioning, pulmonary and cardiac sources.
  11. List pulmonary diagnostic s that help identify abnormal responses to increased carbon dioxide and decreased oxygen levels.
  12. Identify common mistakes in quality assurance ing relating to pulmonary diagnostic equipment.

           

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.

 

ACADEMIC HONESTY:

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.

Honor System:

All components of RESP 3553-X1 are designed to represent the efforts of each student INDIVIDUALLY and are NOT to be shared, copied, or plagiarized from other sources.  When students submit their efforts for grading, they are ating they abided by this rule. Cheating includes, but is not limited to, (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, s, or examinations; (2) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or completing other assignments; or (3) the acquisition of s or other academic materials belonging to the university faculty or staff without permission. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of, by paraphrase or direct quotation without correct citation in the text and on the reference list, the published or unpublished works of another person. Students may NOT submit papers and assignments that they have previously submitted for this or other courses. The use of materials generated by agencies engaged in "selling" term papers is also plagiarism. Students are encouraged to review the tutorials and suggested websites for more information about plagiarism.  Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) will not be tolerated in this class. Whenever a student is unsure of whether a particular situation will be interpreted as academic dishonesty, he/she should ask the instructor for clarification.  If students are guilty of academic dishonesty, a grade of zero (0) will be given for the quiz, assignment, etc.  Cases may also be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.

 

***Research papers and projects must be original work for each course assignment.  The faculty will not accept a submission that has been or is being submitted for another course.  No Exceptions! 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a “limited right” in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course.  The “limited right” shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes. Specifically, faculty may submit student papers and assignments to an external agency to verify originality and authenticity, and to detect for plagiarism.

 

 

REQUIRED TEXTS:

 

Ruppel GL.  Manual of Pulmonary Function ing, Ninth Edition. Mosby, 2009.

 

 

 

COURSE TOOLS:

 

1. Syllabus---contains the syllabus.

 

2. Learning Modules---these are modules for each chapter. Please review and read these; they provide additional information. You will find chapter objectives, study guides and power point slides here.

 

3. Discussions---here you will post your projects and other information.  There are sections including, Discussion & Dialogue. D&D allows you to post discussion of the readings, questions, or comments related to the course. You can post and others respond in Dialogue & Dialogue sections. Thus, in the D&D sections a dialogue develops over the course. You will gain participation points by posting here.

 

4. Web Links---you will find useful information that will link you to online respiratory research databases

 

5. Assessments—here you will find your exams. All assessments are timed and you may only take the exam once.

 

6.  Assignments- here you will post the answers to your case studies.

 

7. Chat- here you may want to set up study groups.  You may enter a room at anytime and have live Chats with other students.  Other students and the professor are able to read a log of the Chat discussions.

 

8. Email---Use email in the course site when you need to communicate with me or if you wish to communicate with other learners in the course. You can add attachments to the email. The only way to read this email is to go to the course in D2L. 

 

MISSED EXAM, OR OTHER GRADED ITEM POLICY:

Anything not completed and handed in on time will be subjected to a 15% per day penalty (weekends and holidays included).  All assignments must be completed by midnight of the due date.

 

APPROXIMATE GRADING SCALE:

90-100 Points                  A

80-89                             B

75-79                             C

60-74                             D

< 60                               F

 

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. 

 

GRADED ITEMS AND GRADE DETERMINATION:

 

Assignments

Due Date

Grade Percentage

Case Studies

As assigned in course schedule

25%

Syllabus Confirmation

 

September 1

5%

Project

 

November 17

30%

Exam # 1

Exam # 2

Exam # 3

Exam # 4

September 15

October 6

November 3

December 6

10%

10%

10%

10%

 

CLASS PARTICIPATION: 

Class participation is an integral part of this online course.  There are activities that require each student to post opinions from the readings, case studies, research, or in response to the discussion by others.  However, in order to earn the maximum amount of participation points you are expected to participate actively in and contribute to the learning experience in this course.   You should provide feedback, comments, and thoughts under dialogue and discussion. 

Participation means providing substantive comments, questions and contributions that advance the learning process for you and/or other learners in the course. Participation may include responding to questions and issues posed by other learners. Non-substantive comments, irrelevant comments and comments of the nature of “I agree” or “I disagree” (unless the latter two are elaborated upon to make them substantive) do not count towards meeting the participation requirement. There is not a required length for postings as I am looking for quality and substance.

 

EXAMS:

 

There will be four exams in this class.  These will be open book, as you may use any of your assigned resources, notes from discussions online, posted content from the professor.  You may NOT consult your classmates.  These exams may consist of multiple choices, short answer, definitions, listing, true false, and/or essay.   Your exams are timed and must be completed within the time limit. 

PROJECT:

Select a topic of interest to you within (Pulmonary Diagnostics Respiratory Care) and post a 15-20 slide presentation.

  • Include indications/contradictions, associated pathologies, equipment, and any new technology that may be available. 
  • What is known and reported in the literature and research about your topic?
  • Given what the literature and research say about your topic, what conclusions can you draw?
  • Will your findings affect your practice or understanding of your given topic?

You must site your references at the end of your project.   If you chose to add pictures they must also be referenced.   The project must have at least 5 references. References must be current (within the last 5 years).  Use scholarly sources; apply APA style referencing. Refer to provided power point presentation. 

APA does not offer specific advice on how to cite within a PowerPoint. But one can assume that a PowerPoint is simply a paper and that all the rules that apply to a paper apply to the PowerPoint. In-text citations (or parenthetical citations) point your viewer to specific entries on the References page.

With that said, general rules must be followed.

•One must create parenthetical citations whenever you quote, paraphrase, or summarize information from another source.
•The parenthetical citations are generally located at the end of the sentence (before the period), or as close as possible to the text which you quoted, paraphrased, or summarized. 
•One must create parenthetical citations for all graphics used.
•The PowerPoint presentation must have a slide that is the References page . Normally this would be the last slide.
•References on the slide are formatted exactly as they would be formatted for the references page of a paper. 

I will add a link to the course content page with an example of a power point in which APA format is used. Remember that the placement of the parenthetical citation on a slide is not absolute. However, it should be apparent to the viewer where the information is coming from.

You are not limited to but may consider the following topics:

Polysomnography

Cardiopulmonary Exercise ing

Specialized Regimens

Pediatric Pulmonary Diagnostics

Quality Assurance in Pulmonary Diagnostics

Metabolic and Nutritional Assessment

Arterial Blood Gas Analysis

 

Please use the following link to help you research databases for your projects:

http://libguides.mwsu.edu/content.php?pid=285705&sid=2351294

 

Student Feedback:

After presentations are posted you will provide feedback for two student’s projects.  Try and make sure everyone receives feedback!

Guidelines for feedback are as follows:

a)         Acknowledge those things that have been done well,

b)         Determine where you think there could be flaws in the data presented, or alternatives to consider.

c)         Ask questions and offer suggestions that might enhance the response and help expand critical thinking.

  

 

GRADING RUBRIC FOR PRESENTATION:

 

Actions for Level 5
Actions for Level 4
Actions for Level 3
Actions for Level 2
Actions for Level 1

Actions for Organization

 

 

Project is perfectly organized and extremely detailed.  This project is exemplary in focus and providing information to the reader.

Has a well organized and detailed project that catches audience’s interest; maintains focus throughout; summarizes main points

Project that is mostly organized; provides adequate “road map” for the listener

Project is heading int he right direction, yet is lacking the necessary organization.  Difficult to follow at times.

Has irrelevant and/or unorganized statements; gives listener no focus or outline of the presentation

Actions for Content

Content, substance, and source material are considered exemplary throughout presentation.

Demonstrates substance and depth; is comprehensive; shows mastery of material

Demonstrates substance and depth; is comprehensive; shows mastery of material

Does not give adequate coverage of topic; lacks sources

No content of substance is presented within this project. 

Actions for Grammar/Mechanics

 

Presentation is presented with no grammatical, sentence structure, speeling, or punctuation errors.

Sentence form and word choices are appropriate.  Punctuation grammar, spelling, and mechanics are appropriate

Some mistakes in sentence form and word choices.  Makes a few grammar, spelling, and mechanical errors.

Numerous grammatical and sentence structure errors noted throughout presentation.

Sentence form and word choices are unacceptable; Punctuation grammar, spelling, and mechanics are unacceptable

Actions for Assignment Specific Criteria

Project completely captures the appropriate research.  All aspects of the assignment are superbly responded to.

Responds to all aspects of the assignment; Documents research appropriately; considers appropriate audience

Responds to some aspects of the assignment; has some mistakes in research documentation

Lacking substance within research and is minimally associated with projected audience.

Does not give adequate coverage of assignment; does not document research appropriately; does not consider appropriate audience

Actions for Utilization of Resources and References

Exemplary example of resourse and reference utilization. Above and beyond.

Utilizes the required number of references that are scholarly and current.

Adequately utilizes the required number of references that are scholarly and current

Poorly utilizes the required number of references that are scholarly and current

Completely lacks references and use of scholarly and current resources

Actions for Response to Questions/Feedback

Demonstrates full knowledge of topic; explains and elaborates on all questions

Potentially has full knowledge of the topic at hand.  Elaborates and explains to at a minimal amount.

Shows ease in answering questions but does not elaborate

Demonstrates little grasp of information; has undeveloped or unclear answers to questions

No questions or response noted

 

 A grading scale of a level 5 for each criteria category will result in a 100% grade for your project.

 

 

Course Schedule:

 

Date

 Assignment

 

Week 1 - Aug 26 - Sept 1

 

*Readings: Chapter 1 - Indications for Pulmonary Function ing

*Review Syllabus & Confirm Understanding

*Introductions: Personal biographies posted on Discussion Board

 

 

Week 2 - Sept 2 - Sept 8

 

 

*Readings: Chapter 2 - Spirometry and Related s

*Assignment: Case Study Chapter 2

 

Week 3 - Sept 9 - Sept 15

 

*EXAM #1: Chapters 1 & 2

 

 

 

Week 4 - Sept 16 - Sept 22

 

*Readings: Chapter 3 - Lung Volumes and Gas Distribution s 

*Assignment: Case Study Chapter 3

 

 

Week 5 - Sept 23 - Sept 29

 

 

 

*Readings: Chapter 4 - Ventilation and Ventilatory Control s

*Assignment: Case Study Chapter 4

 

 

Week 6 - Sept 30 - Oct 6

 

 

*Readings: Chapter 5 - Diffusing Capacity s

*EXAM #2: Chapters 3, 4, & 5

 

Week 7 - Oct 7 - Oct 13

 

 

*Readings: Chapter 6 - Blood Gases and Related s

 

*Assignment: Case Study Chapter 6

 

 

Week 8 - Oct 14 - Oct 20

 
 

*Readings: Chapter 7 - Cardiopulmonary Exercise ing

 

*Assignment: Work on Your Project

 

 

Week 9 - Oct 21 - Oct 27

 


 

*Readings: Chapter 8 - Pediatric Pulmonary Function ing

 

*Assignment: Case Study Chapter 8

 

Week 10 - Oct 28 - Nov 3

 

 

 

 

*EXAM #3: Chapters 6, 7, & 8

 

Week 11 - Nov 4 - Nov 10

 

 

*Readings: Chapter 9 - Specialized Regimens

 

*Assignment: Case Study Chapter 9

 

 

Week 12 - Nov 11 - Nov 17


 

 *Readings: Chapter 10 - Pulmonary Function ing Equipment and        

*Assignment: PROJECT DUE!!!!!!

 

 

Week 13 - Nov 18 - Nov 24

 


 

*Chapter 11 - Quality Assurance in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory
 
 

*Assignment: Project Feedback covering 2 other presentations.

 

Week 14 - Nov 25 - Dec 1

 

 

THANKSGIVING BREAK!!!

 

 

Week 15 - Dec 2 - Dec 6

 

 

*EXAM #4: Chapters 9, 10, & 11

Post final thoughts, comments, and suggestions for the course

Have A Wonderful Christmas Break!!!!!!!

 
 

 



Course Attachments

Syllabus  SYLLABUS Pulm Diag-20140123-163023.docx

Textbooks

Manual of Pulmonary Function Testing, Ninth Editio
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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.

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.

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