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Respiratory Therapy

Enrollment in Respiratory Therapy classes, with the exception of Res Th 1, requires admission to the program. 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.

3374 4:00p-6:05p W BUNDY 239 Santana S A
Above section 3374 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

RES TH 2, Respiratory Therapy Fundamentals 4 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: Admission to the ELAC/SMC Respiratory Therapy Program (including MCRBIO 1 and PHYS 3).

This course covers the structure and functions of respiratory therapy equipment. It acquaints students with most of the equipment used in the profession of respiratory care. Students are expected to be able to select, assemble, and correct malfunctions on most equipment used to provide respiratory care.

NEW 3538 2:00p-5:05p T BUNDY 328 Welch M A

6:15p-9:20p W BUNDY 240 Santana S A
Above section 3538 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

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.

3375 8:00a-12:30p T BUNDY 328 Santana S A
Above section 3375 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

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