RST Curriculam

Curriculum:       

 Length of Study:

Pre-Professional phase: 64 semesters semester hours of prerequisite courses

Professional phase: 6 semesters

 Typical Curriculum: Professional Phase

           

Junior Year (1st year?)

Semester

Course

Semester Hours

Fall Semester

(15 hours)

MT 400 Health and Safety Management
RST 311 Principles of Patient Assessment
RST 312 Basic Respiratory Care Procedures
RST 313 Basic Resp. Care Procedures Lab.
RST 314 Respiratory Care Pharmacology

1

4

4

3

3

Spring Semester

(14 hours)

RST 321 Clinical Practicum in Respiratory Care I
RST 322 Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology
RST 323 Airway Management
RST 324 Pulmonary Pathology
RST 325 Directed Study in Respiratory Care I
RST 326 Airway Management Laboratory

4

3

2

2

1

2

Summer Semester

(13 hours)

RST 331 Clinical Practicum in Respiratory Care II
RST 332 Mechanical Ventilation
RST 333 Mechanical Ventilation Laboratory
RST 334 Critical Care Monitoring

4

4

3

2

Senior Year

Semester

Course

Semester Hours

Fall Semester

(15 hours)

RST 411 Clinical Practicum in Respiratory Care III
RST 412 Advanced Mechanical Ventilation
RST 413 Special Procedures & Pulmonary Function
RST 414 Special Procedures Laboratory
RST 415 Directed Study in Respiratory Care II

4

4

3

2

2

Spring Semester

(14 hours)

RST 421 Clinical Practicum in Respiratory Care IV
RST 422 Long Term & Preventive Care
RST 423 Perinatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care
RST 424 Long Term & Pediatric Laboratory
RST 425 Laboratory Proficiency Practice
RST 426 CRT Exam Review
RST 427 Review of Critical Care Concepts

4

2

3

2

1

1

1

Summer Semester

(12 hours)

RST 431 Clinical Internship
RST 432 Directed Study in Respiratory Care III
Select one of the following based on career goals:
RST 433 Research for Respiratory Therapists
RST 440 Asthma Education Certification
RST 445 Educational Methods in Respiratory Care

 

6

2

 

4

4

4

 

For course descriptions, see the UAB School of Health Professions Catalog - Course Descriptions.