Course DetailsCourse Number: RESP 4403 Section Number: X10
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MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND HUMAN SERVICES
RESPIRATORY CARE PROGRAM
This is an internet-based course that is designed as an in-depth study of the standard testing 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 testing, cardiac and pulmonary exercise testing, quality assurance, blood gas analysis, and quality assurance in the pulmonary function lab.
Randy Case MA, RRT
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Availability online: This means that I will be checking email regularly during these times. Monday through Friday: 0800 – 1700.
Distance Respiratory Care Students
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.
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:
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 attesting they abided by this rule. Cheating includes, but is not limited to, (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, 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 tests 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!
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.
Ruppel GL. Manual of Pulmonary Function Testing, Ninth Edition. Mosby, 2009.
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 of the due date.
APPROXIMATE GRADING SCALE:
90-100 Points A
< 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:
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.
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.
Select a topic of interest to you within (Pulmonary Diagnostics Respiratory Care) and post a 15-20 slide presentation.
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.
You are not limited to but may consider the following topics:
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
Specialized Test 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:
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:
A grading scale of a level 5 for each criteria category will result in a 100% grade for your project.
Course AttachmentsSyllabus SYLLABUS Pulm Diag-20140123-163023.docx
TextbooksManual of Pulmonary Function Testing, Ninth Editio