Bachelor in Cardiopulmonary Science
The Bachelor in Cardiopulmonary Science degree has the following PROGRAM GOALS:
- Prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).
- Develop individuals that can collaborate effectively as a member of a healthcare team.
- Prepare leaders for the field of respiratory care by including curricular content that includes objectives related to the acquisition of skills in management, research, and advanced clinical practice.
Program Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the curriculum, graduates from the Cardiopulmonary Science program will demonstrate the following competencies:
- Possess the knowledge needed to pass the board examinations locally and /or nationally.
- Use verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills effectively in their profession.
- Demonstrate appropriate decision making skills based on critical thinking and clinical information analysis.
- Apply evidence-based practice by using established clinical practice guidelines and by evaluating published research for its relevance to patient care.
- Apply the principles of leadership and management in their professional area.
- Master the skills necessary to properly execute the techniques or procedures to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
- Manage correctly the equipment related to their profession, including technological equipment to ensure the quality of the cardiopulmonary care.
- Demonstrate consideration and respect for patients, their families, and the entire health care team.
- Serve in their profession in a legal, ethical, and safe manner.
- Serve as a health promoter and educator in the prevention and management of cardiopulmonary diseases.
The Bachelor of Cardiopulmonary Science program is seeking accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Programs outcomes data can be found on the CoARC website at www.coarc.com/47.html.
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
1248 Harwood Rd.
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
817-283-2835, fax 817-354-8519