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Respiratory Therapy

Centre of Applied Health Sciences, Windsor
Campus:

South Campus - Windsor (H795)
   - Centre for Applied Health Sciences

Program Length:
Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Starts:
September

Contact:


Connie Sivyer
519-972-2727 ext. 4934
csivyer@stclaircollege.ca

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
This three year advanced diploma program will prepare the graduate to work in the field of respiratory therapy. Curriculum will provide a strong foundation in instrumentation principles, chemistry, biology, anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, critical thinking and analysis. Simulation labs and clinical placement settings will expose the student to practical learning. The overall program goals and objectives are aligned with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario Standards of Practice and the current National Competency Profile. Graduates of the program must meet the requirements of the jurisdiction in which they wish to practice.

Students admitted to the respiratory therapy program should note that the right to practice as a respiratory therapist is granted only through the appropriate authority of the province concerned through a process of licensure to practice. Graduates of the program must meet the requirements of the jurisdiction in which they wish to practice. For information on licensure, please see the National Alliance of Respiratory Regulatory Bodies (NARTRB) website at www.nartrb.ca.

New graduate Respiratory Therapists are eligible to apply to write the national certification examination in respiratory therapy administered by the Canadian Board for Respiratory Care (CBRC). For more information about the national certification examination in Respiratory Therapy, please see the CBRC website at www.cbrc.ca.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
There are a wide variety of employment opportunities in a number of diverse settings in which graduates may practice. This includes hospital settings such as ICU, operating and emergency rooms, community agencies, long term care agencies, medical sales and services, educational institutions, patient education, rehabilitation, and research.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus successful completion of:
  • Grade 12 English - ENG4U, ENG4C, EAE4C or EAE4U
  • Grade 12 Mathematics - MCT4C, MAP4C, MHF4U, or MCV4U
  • Senior Level Physics (C) or (U)
  • Senior Level Biology (C) or (U)
  • Senior Level Chemistry (C) or (U)
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

The Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE) test is required for entrance into this program. There is a fee associated with this test. Information will be provided to applicants.

NOTE: This is an OVERSUBSCRIBED program. Apply by February 1 to be considered for this program. See Admission Procedures for details.

For more information, see the Admission Procedures document on the Registrar's Office page.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
  • A satisfactory medical exam.
  • An up-to-date immunization record including tetanus and diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B (incl. Hep B titre within the last 24 months) and TB skin test.
CLINICAL PLACEMENTS
Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to clinical placement. You are responsible for the associated costs.
  • First Aid
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) BCLS Level C/AED
  • NIOSH N95 Respirator Fit Test
  • Employer requirement for up-to-date CLEAR POLICE CLEARANCE (vulnerable sector screening)
      - MUST be obtained by you, the student.
      - Obtain the Police Clearance by the first week of your first semester
      - Clinical placements may be on day, afternoon or weekend shifts ANYWHERE within Ontario.
      - You are responsible for travel and accommodation costs.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: H795
YOUR INVESTMENT
Fees are subject to adjustment each year. The standard tuition and compulsory fees for 2013 are: 

Total 1st Year Tuition and Compulsory Fees
$4,233.41

For textbook prices see the Bookstore website

For a breakdown of tuition and other compulsory fees for Canadian, U.S. and International students, see Tuition & Fees.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS
Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
SON105
3
Medical Terminology
RES100
3
Psychosociology
RES106
3

Administration, Acts and Legalities
RES102
3
Medical Gas Therapy - Theory
RES107
5
Anatomy and Physiology I
RES104
3

Medical Gas Therapy - Laboratory
RES105
3
Applied Basic Sciences
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective


Semester 2
RES125
4
Pathophysiology I
RES200
3

Basic Respiratory Protocols Theory
RES207
5
Anatomy and Physiology
RES201
3

Principles of Mechanical Ventilation Theory
RES202
2

Principles of Mechanical Ventilation Lab
RES206
2
Pulmonary Diagnostics - Theory
RES204
3
Pharmacology
RES205
3

Basic Respiratory Protocols - Laboratory


Semester 3
RES225
3
Pathophysiology II
RES301
3

Advanced Respiratory Protocols - Theory
RES302
3

Advanced Respiratory Protocols - Laboratory
RES303
4

Applied Mechanical Ventilation - Theory
RES304
1

Pulmonary Diagnostics - Laboratory
RES305
2
Clinical Practicum I
RES306
3
Principles of Blood Analysis
RES307
3

Applied Mechanical Ventilation - Laboratory I
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 4
RES403
2

Professional Communicaton for Respiratory Therapists
RES406
4

Neonatal and Paediatric Care - Theory & Lab
RES408
3

Applied Mechanical Ventilation - Lab II
RES404
3
Anesthesia
ELEC1030
3

General Education Elective - ON LINE
RES400
3

Cardiopulmonary Management - Theory
RES401
2

Cardiopulmonary Management - Lab
RES405
2
Clinical Practicum II
RES402
2
Patient Care Lab


Semester 5
RES505
33

Clinical Practicum III - Hospital Training
RES506
1
Comprehensive Examination I


Semester 6
RES600
2
Medical Research Application
RES605
33

Clinical Practicum IV - Hospital Training
RES606
1
Comprehensive Examination II


Last updated 4/17/2014