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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 3
Hours: 3 lecture per week (36 total per quarter)
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • The student will be able to understand endoscopic imaging.
  • The student will be ale to contrast moderate and deep sedation techniques.


Provides the general principles of interventional pulmonology. Disease-specific application, including diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, techniques and procedures, will be introduced.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Understand the general principles of endoscopic imaging
B. Explain bronchoscopy design for advanced procedures
C. Identify quality control procedures and general care of the bronchoscope
D. Contrast moderate and deep sedation techniques
E. Understand the physiology of fixed airway obstruction
F. Explain airway imaging equipment
G. Describe simulation for endoscopy and bronchoscopy training
H. Understand electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy
I. Describe endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS)

Course Content

A. General principles of endoscopic imaging
1. Rigid bronchoscope
a. General design of the rigid bronchoscope
b. Application and use
2. Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy
a. General design of the fiberoptic flexible bronchoscope
1) Image system
2) Mechanical system
3) The channel or plumbing system
a) Suction channel port
b) Instrument channel port
4) Electrical component
B. Bronchoscopy design for advanced procedures
1. Image guided bronchoscopy
2. Conventional biopsy techniques
C. Quality control procedures and general care of the bronchoscope
1. Proper care of the bronchoscope
2. Pre-procedure care
3. Intra-procedure care
4. Post-procedure care
5. Reprocessing of bronchoscopes and autoclaving
6. Equipment damage and considerations
D. Moderate and deep sedation techniques
1. Analgesia
2. Minimal sedation
3. Moderate sedation
4. Deep sedation
5. General anesthesia
6. Mallampati classifications
a. Class I
b. Class II
c. Class III
d. Class IV
7. Comorbidity assessments
a. ASA physical status
8. Equipment and monitors
9. Post-procedure recovery
10. Pharmacology
E. Physiology of fixed airway obstruction
1. Spirometry
2. Diagnosis
F. Airway imaging
1. Autofluorescence imaging (AFI)
2. Narrow band imaging (NBI)
3. Confocal microscopy
G. Simulation for endoscopy and bronchoscopy training
1. Simulation in bronchoscopy education
2. Lo-fidelity simulation
3. Hi-fidelity simulation
4. Simulation for advanced procedures
H. Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB)
1. Clinical application of ENB
I. Endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS)
1. Endobronchial ultrasonography-transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA)
2. Convex probe endobronchial ultrasound (CP-EBUS)
3. Esophageal ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA)

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. Multimedia classroom
B. Computer access for CANVAS component

Method(s) of Evaluation

Methods of evaluation may include, but are not limited to: quizzes, midterm, and a comprehensive final examination for knowledge of subject matter.

Method(s) of Instruction

Methods of instruction may include, but are not limited to: lecture, discussion, online modules and tutorials.

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Ernst and Herth. Principles and Practice of Interventional Pulmonology. New York: Springer Publishing, 2013. ISBN: 9781461442912 (This is a seminal textbook in this area of study.)


Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

Types of required reading and writing may include, but are not limited to: weekly reading from the textbook, cooperative learning exercises and online content.



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