Simi Institute for Careers and Education | Evaluated Learning Experience
Applied Anatomy and Physiology RC 202
100 hours (10 weeks).
January 2015 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the gross structure and function of the thorax, innervation of the lung and thoracic musculature, the vascular supply, anatomy of the respiratory tract, the functional anatomy of the heart and vascular system, control of the cardiovascular system, and events of the cardiac cycle; explain the principles relating to mechanics, distribution, efficiency, and effectiveness of ventilation; compare and contrast principles relating to normal and abnormal gas exchange, oxygen and carbon dioxide transport, principles of solutions, and body fluids and electrolytes as they relate to respiratory care; and discuss principles of acid-base balance, acid excretion, acid-base disturbances and clinical acid-base states as they relate to respiratory care, and the regulation of breathing and the various reflexes' effect on breathing.
The course provides students with knowledge of cardiovascular system anatomy and physiology, respiratory anatomy, and detailed respiratory physiology, including acid-base balance. Major topics include: anatomy and physiology of the respiratory and cardiovascular system, mechanics of ventilation, gas exchange and transport, solutions, body fluids and electrolytes, acid-base balance, and regulation of breathing. Methods of instruction include: lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, audio/visual material, computer software exercises, learner presentations/reports, and exams.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Respiratory Care (4/17).