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Respiratory Therapy

Enrollment in the Respiratory Therapy classes, with the exception of Res Th 1, requires admission to the program. Students must complete the following courses prior to admission: Anatomy 1, Physiology 3, Chemistry 10, Speech 1, and Math 18 or Math 20. Please call 310-434-3453 for additional information.

RES TH 1, Introduction to Respiratory Therapy   2 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This is a survey course in respiratory therapy that provides an overview of the profession, including the various educational routes, credentialing mechanisms, professional associations, and job responsibilities of a respiratory therapist. Pulmonary anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, measurement scales, and basic gas behavior are taught. Principles of medical gas manufacture, storage, and safety systems are introduced.

3158   4:00p-6:05p W   BUNDY 239   Santana S A

Above section 3158 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Computer and internet access are needed to perform, complete, and submit course assignments.

RES TH 29, Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Therapy    4 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Admission to the Respiratory Therapy program.

This course presents prenatal development, high risk pregnancy and normal labor and delivery. Assessment of the newborn and pediatric patient is taught. Neonatal and pediatric diseases and disorders are described with an emphasis on the respiratory care interventions, techniques, and equipment used in neonatal and pediatric patient care.

4452   5:30p-9:35p T   BUNDY 239   Rees D M

Above section 4452 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Computer and internet access are needed to perform, complete, and submit course assignments.

RES TH 60, Respiratory Physiology    4 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Admission to the Respiratory Therapy program.

This course presents the physiology of the cardiopulmonary system from a clinical perspective including basic anatomy, pulmonary ventilation, diffusion of gases, pulmonary circulation, ventilation/perfusion relationships, blood gas transport, acid-base balance, mechanics of breathing and neural control of breathing.

3159   8:00a-12:30p T   BUNDY 239   Santana S A

Above section 3159 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Computer and internet access are needed to perform, complete, and submit course assignments.

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