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R C 201 - Pathophysiology I

3 Credits
The first of three courses focusing on diseases affecting the cardiorespiratory system, R C 201 covers basic principles of pathology; fluid and electrolyte balance; obstructive respiratory disorders; occupational lung diseases; and cancer.

Program Admission Required Yes Admitted Program R C
Course Note For students accpeted to the Respiratory Care program.

Quarters Typically Offered
Fall Day
Winter Day
Designed to Serve Students enrolled in the Respiratory Care and Polysomnography program
Active Date 20210403T10:09:45

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 30
Contact Hours: Lecture 33
Total Contact Hours 33
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
  • Basic pathology (cell structure and function; classification of injury; tissue repair and regeneration; inflammatory response)
  • Principles of fluid and electrolyte balance/causes of Imbalance
  • Obstructive respiratory diseases (COPD, asthma, bronchlectasis)
  • Occupational lung diseases
  • Cancer/bronchogienic cancer

Student Learning Outcomes
The student will describe normal cell and tissue function, and identify general causes of cellular dysfunction

The student will explain the processes of tissue repair and regeneration

The student will describe the inflammatory response, and cite its occurrences in a variety of disease status

The student will explain interactive forces affecting fluid balance and electrolyte function

The student will differentiate among common obstructive respiratory diseases, such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, and bronchiectasis

the student will describe the ways by which occupational exposures can affect cardiopulmonary health

The student will explain various theories pertaining to cancer development

The student will compare and contrast various types of cancer with regard to their effects upon physiologic functions

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