RSPT 51A: INTRODUCTION TO RESPIRATORY ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||2 lecture per week (24 total per quarter)|
|Prerequisite:||BIOL 40A, 40B and 40C; medical terminology course of 2 semester units or greater.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade Only|
Student Learning Outcomes
- State the structure of the upper and lower airways.
- Describe the alveolar capillary membrane and gas diffusion.
The student will be able to:
A. state the structure of the upper airways.
B. state the structure of the lower airways.
C. name and locate the bronchopulmonary segments.
D. describe the mucus blanket.
E. relate the action of the respiratory muscles to rib, thoracic movement and pleural pressures.
F. describe the alveolar capillary membrane and gas diffusion.
G. graph lung volumes and capacities.
H. diagram the pulmonary, systemic, and bronchial circulation.
I. locate and name the large arteries and veins in the adult.
A. Upper airways.
B. Lower airways.
2. mainstem bronchi
3. segmental bronchi
4. terminal bronchioles
5. respiratory bronchioles
6. acini and alveoli
C. Bronchopulmonary segments.
1. right lung segments
2. left lung segments
D. Mucus blanket.
1. sol layer layer
2. gel layer
4. goblet cells and mucus glands
E. Action of the respiratory muscles in relation to rib, thoracic movement and pleural pressures.
1. during inspiration
2. during expiration
3. at rest
F. Alveolar capillary membrane and gas diffusion.
1. type 1 cells
2. type 2 cells
G. Lung volumes and capacities.
1. four volumes
2. four capacities
H. Pulmonary, systemic, and bronchial circulation.
I. Large arteries and veins.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
B. Multimedia classroom
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. written quizzes
C. final examination
Method(s) of Instruction
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Beachey, W. Respiratory Care Anatomy and Physiology: Foundations for Clinical Practice. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2012. ISBN: 978-0323078665
Kacmarek, Stoller, and Heur. Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care. 10th ed. St. Louis: Mosby Year Book, Inc., 2012. Book and Workbook. ISBN: 978-0323081924
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
Assigned reading from textbook, approximately one chapter/week.