The most frequently encountered diseases and syndromes are presented in detail. Emphasis is placed on: etiology, signs and symptoms, pathology, clinical manifestations, secular, and treatment. Special emphasis is placed on the respiratory therapist’s role in the recognition and treatment of pulmonary disease. The student completing the course is expected to have a firm understanding of the diseases discussed. Understanding the nature of the disease allows rational decisions in providing treatment and patient education. Three-hour lecture. Prerequisite: successful completion of program sequence. Course fee required.
Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.