Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
RSPT 51AINTRODUCTION TO RESPIRATORY ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGYSummer 2014
2 hours lecture.2 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 24 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AS Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 11/6/11; 11/16/13

1. Description -
Anatomy of the respiratory system, ventilation, diffusion of pulmonary gases, circulatory system, and oxygen transport.Intended for students in the respiratory therapy program.
Prerequisite: AHS 200 or medical terminology course of 2 units or greater.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. state the structure of the upper airways.
  2. state the structure of the lower airways.
  3. name and locate the bronchopulmonary segments.
  4. describe the mucus blanket.
  5. relate the action of the respiratory muscles to rib, thoracic movement and pleural pressures.
  6. describe the alveolar capillary membrane and gas diffusion.
  7. graph lung volumes and capacities.
  8. diagram the pulmonary, systemic, and bronchial circulation.
  9. locate and name the large arteries and veins in the adult.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Anatomical models
  2. Multimedia classroom

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Upper airways.
    1. oropharynx
    2. nasopharynx
    3. larynx
  2. Lower airways.
    1. trachea
    2. mainstem bronchi
    3. segmental bronchi
    4. terminal bronchioles
    5. respiratory bronchioles
    6. acini and alveoli
  3. bronchopulmonary segments.
    1. Right lung segments
    2. Left lung segments
  4. describe the mucus blanket.
    1. sol layer layer
    2. gel layer
    3. epithelium
    4. goblet cells and mucus glands
  5. the action of the respiratory muscles in relation to rib, thoracic movement and pleural pressures.
    1. during inspiration
    2. during expiration
    3. at rest
  6. the alveolar capillary membrane and gas diffusion.
    1. type 1 cells
    2. type 2 cells
  7. lung volumes and capacities.
    1. four volumes
    2. four capacities
  8. diagram the pulmonary, systemic, and bronchial circulation.
    1. pulmonary
    2. systemic
    3. bronchial
  9. Large arteries and veins
    1. arteries
    2. veins
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. written quizzes
  2. midterm
  3. final examination
7. Representative Text(s) -
Beachey, W., Respiratory Care Anatomy and Physiology, Foundations for Clinical Practice. 3rd ed., Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2012. ISBN:978-0323078665
Kacmarek, Stoller & Heur Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care, 10th ed., St. Louis: Mosby Year Book, Inc., 2012. Book and Workbook ISBN: 978-0323081924

8. Disciplines -
Respiratory Technologies
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture
 
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Assigned reading from textbook, approximately one chapter/week.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a required core course for the A.S. degree in Respiratory Therapy.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-20 17:13:03


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines