Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care

The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care degree requires a minimum of 125 semester credit hours, including the Texas Core Curriculum requirements, program prerequisites, respiratory care coursework, and clinical practice. The professional phase of the program, which consists of respiratory care coursework and clinical practice, is completed at the Health Science Center and affiliated clinical sites. The professional phase is approximately 23 months long and is dedicated to clinical and academic excellence. This includes approximately 1,000 hours of in-hospital clinical experiences. As a leadership program in respiratory care, the program is designed to provide graduates with the opportunity to gain the foundation needed to assume professional leadership roles in clinical practice, clinical specialty areas, research, education, and management.

 






BACHELOR’S DEGREE 2013-14 CURRICULUM

Credit Hours

Fall Semester begins July 2013

RESC 3002 - Fundamentals of Respiratory Care

4.0

RESC 3005 - Respiratory Care Pharmacology

2.0

RESC 3010 - Cardiopulmonary Physiology I

4.0

RESC 3011 - Patient Assessment

3.0

RESC 3019 – Clinical Practice I

3.0

Spring 2014 Semester begins January 2014

RESC 3023 – Pulmonary Function Testing

2.0

RESC 3029 – Clinical Practice II

4.0

RESC 3031 – Critical Respiratory Care Management

4.0

RESC 3020 - Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology II

3.0

RESC 3030 - Respiratory Care Across the Lifespan

3.0

Year One Total

32.0

YEAR TWO

Fall Semester begins July 2014

RESC 4009 – Clinical Practice III

5.0

RESC 4012 – Disease Management, Rehabilitation and Extended Care

4.0

RESC 4010 – Advanced Critical Care Management

5.0

RESC 4017 – Intro to Research I

2.0

Spring Semester begins January 2015

RESC 4011 – Patient Care Management Seminar

2.0

RESC 4013 – Leadership and Management

3.0

RESC 4015 - Education in Respiratory Care

3.0

RESC 4030 – Research Practice and Principles

3.0

RESC 4029 – Clinical Specialization

6.0

Year Two Total

32.0

PROGRAM TOTAL

65.0

 

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