Respiratory Therapy (RTH) at Virginia Highlands Community College


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RTH 110 - Fund. Theory and Procedures for Respiratory Care
Focuses on the development of basic respiratory care skills necessary to enter the hospital environment.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week. 3-4 Credits
This is a first semester course that requires acceptance into the Respiratory Therapy program.
3-4 credits
RTH 222 - Cardiopulmonary Science II
Focuses on assessment, treatment, and evaluation of patients with cardiopulmonary disease. Explores cardiopulmonary, renal, and neuromuscular physiology, and pathophysiology.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
RTH 253 - Advanced Clinical Procedures III
Offers clinical instruction in advanced patient care practices.
Clinical 15-20 hours per week.
3-4 credits
RTH 267 - 12 Lead Electrocardiographic Diagnostics
Presents a basic review of cardiac anatomy and physiology, and fundamental EKG's including the dysrhythmias. The focus of the remainder of the course is 12-lead diagnostics, including bundle branch clocks; hemiblocks; digitalis effects; myocardial ischemia, injury and infarction and related wave changes.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
RTH 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RTH 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits