Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
RSPT 52APPLIED SCIENCE FOR RESPIRATORY THERAPYFall 2012
3 hours lecture.3 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 3 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 with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AS Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 11/6/11

1. Description -
Basic mathematics and science principles applicable to Respiratory Therapy. Includes algebra review, metric system, behavior of matter, forces, and acids and bases. Intended for students in the respiratory therapy program.
Prerequisites: CHEM 25, 30A or equivalent; MATH 220, admission to the Respiratory Therapy Program.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of Mathematics related to respiratory therapy
  2. Describe the properties of matter
  3. Describe the behavior of gases
  4. Perform pressure measurement and conversion
  5. Describe the behavior of liquids
  6. Describe Equilibrium in systems
  7. Describe Kinetic theory
  8. Identify Mechanical principles relevant to respiratory therapy
  9. Describe Acids and Bases in relation to respiratory therapy
  10. Describe Solutions
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
None.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Mathematics
    1. Algebra review
    2. Significant figures
    3. Scientific notations
    4. The metric system
      1. English metric conversion
    5. Dimensional calculations
      1. Distance, area and volume
    6. Temperature scales
      1. Fahrenheit, Celsius, Kelvin and Rankine
  2. The properties of matter
    1. States of matter
      1. Solids, liquids, gases and vapors
    2. Change of state
  3. The behavior of gases
    1. The gas laws
      1. Boyle's
      2. Charles
      3. Guy-Lussac's
      4. Combined gas law
      5. Dalton's
      6. Graham's
      7. Fick's
    2. Gas behavior
      1. Compression and expansion
      2. Critical temperature and pressure
  4. Pressure measurement and conversion
  5. The behavior of liquids
    1. Change of state
      1. Freezing and melting
      2. Boiling and evaporation
      3. Energy requirements
    2. Liquid systems and interactions
      1. Henry's law and solubility coefficients
      2. Surface tension and La Place' Laws
      3. Cohesion, adhesion and capillary actions
      4. Pascal's principle
      5. Archimedes principle
    3. The behavior of vapor
      1. Poisuille's Law
      2. Bernoulli's principle
      3. Venturi apparatus
      4. Viscosity
      5. Laminar and turbulent flow
      6. Reynold's number
      7. Coanda effect
  6. Equilibrium in systems
    1. Pressure
    2. Concentration
    3. Osmotic
      1. Hemolysis and crennation
    4. Ionic
  7. Kinetic theory
    1. Brownian motion and diffusion
  8. Mechanical principles
    1. Simple machines
      1. Three classes of levers
      2. The wedge
      3. The inclined plane
      4. The wheel
      5. The screw
      6. The pulley
    2. Friction
    3. Balance
    4. Newton's law
    5. Hooke's law
  9. Acids and Bases
    1. pH scale
    2. Logarithms and powers of 10
  10. Solutions
    1. Percent strengths
    2. Strength by weight
    3. Molarity
      1. Moles
      2. Avogadro's number
      3. Equivalents
    4. Molality
    5. Normality
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
Quizzes, midterm and final exam.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Wojciechowski, William V., Respiratory Care Sciences, 4th ed. Albany, Delmar, 2006. ISBN: 1-4018-6491-0

8. Disciplines -
Respiratory Therapy
 
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 per week.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a required core course for the A.S. degree in Respiratory Therapy.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-21 08:42:22


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines