Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
1 hour lecture.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 12 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 1 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: Stand Alone Course
 GE Status: Non-GE

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

1. Description -
Research project on a specialized area of interventional pulmonology. Specific topics to be determined by the instructor.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Understand basic research principles
  2. Understand Statistical concepts
  3. Plan and conduct a research study
  4. Prepare the study for publishing
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Multimedia classroom
  2. Computer access for online Etudes component

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Basic research principles
    1. Ethics and research
    2. Outcomes research
  2. Understand Statistical concepts
    1. Biostatistics
    2. Review descriptive statistics
  3. Plan and conduct a research study
    1. Employ the scientific method
    2. Complete all steps involved in conducting the scientific research
      1. Develop the study idea
      2. Search the literature
      3. Consult the experts
      4. Write the protocol
      5. Obtain the necessary permission
      6. Collect the data
      7. Measure the data
      8. Describe the data
  4. Prepare the study for publishing
    1. Select a venue to submit your paper to
    2. Structure of your capstone project
      1. Title
      2. Abstract
      3. Introduction
      4. Methods
      5. Results
      6. Discussion
      7. Conclusion
      8. Illustrations
    3. Submission of your capstone project
      1. First steps involved in submitting your paper
      2. Peer review process
      3. Revision process
      4. Production process
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
Evaluation of the capstone project using a project grade checklist. Weekly assignments corresponding to the steps involved in the development of the research topic for the capstone project.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Ernst & Herth, Principles and Practice of Interventional Pulmonology. New York, Springer Publishing, 2013. ISBN: 9781461442912
Chatburn, R. Handbook for Health Care Research. Jones and Bartlett, Sudbury, MA 2011.

8. Disciplines -
Respiratory Technologies
9. Method of Instruction -
Methods of instruction may include, but are not limited to Lecture, discussion, online modules, and tutorials.

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 -
Types of required reading and writing may include, but are not limited to weekly reading from the textbook, research articles and clinical studies, cooperative learning exercises and online content. Weekly assignments apply the steps in developing the selected research topic. This course will culminate in a capstone project in the form of research or other project that articulates the design, organization, statistics, and data anlysis used. The project will be prepared for oral and written presentation that could be submitted for publication.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is part of a proposed certificate of achievement program in interventional pulmonology. This course is intended for licensed Respiratory Therapists.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-03-11 14:04:55

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines