Respiratory Therapy
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Centre of Applied Health Sciences, Windsor
  • Program Length:
  • Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Starts:
  • September

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
  • Grade 12 English - ENG4U, ENG4C, EAE4C or EAE4U
  • Grade 12 Mathematics - MCT4C, MAP4C, MHF4U, or MCV4U
  • Senior Level Physics (C) or (U)
  • Senior Level Biology (C) or (U)
  • Senior Level Chemistry (C) or (U)
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

NOTE: This is an OVERSUBSCRIBED program. Apply by February 1 to be considered for this program. See Admission Procedures for details.

For more information, see the Admission Procedures document on the Registrar's Office page.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Students applying to this program must complete the Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE) test. Please click here for more information about the test.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
A score is determined for each applicant derived from the Pre-Admission Testing score and from required subjects for admission. Scores are then ranked by highest score and selection is made for the available positions and places on the waiting list.

For high school applicants, all of your Grade 11 courses and the first semester of your Grade 12 courses will be averaged and ranked in order to make the selection for acceptance into this program. When final grades are released applicants must meet the minimum requirement in mandatory courses.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
This three year advanced diploma program is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy Education (CoARTE) and will prepare the graduate to work in the field of respiratory therapy. Curriculum will provide a strong foundation in equipment principles of operation, chemistry, biology, anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, critical thinking and analysis. Simulation labs and clinical placement settings will expose the student to practical learning. The overall program goals and objectives are aligned with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario Standards of Practice and the current National Competency Profile. Graduates of the program must meet the requirements of the jurisdiction in which they wish to practice.

Students admitted to the respiratory therapy program should note that the right to practice as a respiratory therapist is granted only through the appropriate authority of the province concerned through a process of licensure to practice. Graduates of the program must meet the requirements of the jurisdiction in which they wish to practice. For information on licensure, please see the National Alliance of Respiratory Regulatory Bodies (NARTRB) website at www.nartrb.ca.

New graduate Respiratory Therapists are eligible to apply to write the national certification examination in respiratory therapy administered by the Canadian Board for Respiratory Care (CBRC). For more information about the national certification examination in Respiratory Therapy, please see the CBRC website at www.cbrc.ca.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
There are a wide variety of employment opportunities in a number of diverse settings in which graduates may practice. This includes hospital settings such as ICU, operating and emergency rooms, community agencies, long term care agencies, medical sales and services, educational institutions, patient education, rehabilitation, and research.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
  • A satisfactory medical exam.
  • An up-to-date immunization record including tetanus and diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B (incl. Hep B titre within the last 24 months) and TB skin test.
  • Applicants accepted to the program will receive appropriate medical forms and instructions for completion/submission. Students in the program are expected to keep immunizations up-to-date as required by our clinical partners i.e. TB testing and associated documentation will be required yearly.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to the end of the first semester (proof/documentation must be submitted):
  • First Aid
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) BCLS Level C/AED or Level HCP
  • NIOSH N95 Respirator Fit Test
  • NOTE: It is the responsibility of the student to maintain/renew before expiry certification in First Aid, CPR and N95 Fit Testing throughout the length of the program, including during clinical placements.
CLINICAL PLACEMENTS
Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to clinical placement. You are responsible for the associated costs.
  • Employer requirement for up-to-date CLEAR POLICE CLEARANCE (vulnerable sector screening)
    • MUST be obtained by you, the student.
    • Obtain Police Clearance (vulnerable sector screening) prior to beginning of semester three
    • Clinical placements may be on day, afternoon or weekend shifts ANYWHERE within Ontario.
    • You are responsible for travel and accommodation costs.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • All applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Program Physical Demands Analysis: H795.

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year for YEAR ONE students are:

Domestic Students
U.S. Students
International Students

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
SON105
3
Medical Terminology
RES100
3
Psychosociology
RES106
3
Administration, Acts and Legalities
RES102
3
Medical Gas Therapy - Theory
RES107
5
Anatomy and Physiology I
RES104
3
Medical Gas Therapy - Laboratory
RES105
3
Applied Basic Sciences
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective

Semester 2
RES125
4
Pathophysiology I
RES200
3
Basic Respiratory Protocols Theory
RES207
5
Anatomy and Physiology
RES201
3
Principles of Mechanical Ventilation Theory
RES202
2
Principles of Mechanical Ventilation Lab
RES206
2
Pulmonary Diagnostics - Theory
RES204
3
Pharmacology
RES205
3
Basic Respiratory Protocols - Laboratory

Semester 3
RES225
3
Pathophysiology II
RES301
3
Advanced Respiratory Protocols - Theory
RES302
3

Advanced Respiratory Protocols - Laboratory
RES303
4
Applied Mechanical Ventilation - Theory
RES304
1
Pulmonary Diagnostics - Laboratory
RES305
2
Clinical Practicum I
RES306
3
Principles of Blood Analysis
RES307
3

Applied Mechanical Ventilation
- Laboratory I
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 4
RES403
2

Professional Communicaton for Respiratory Therapists
RES406
4

Neonatal and Paediatric Care
- Theory & Lab
RES408
3
Applied Mechanical Ventilation - Lab II
RES404
3
Anesthesia
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective - ON LINE
RES400
3
Cardiopulmonary Management - Theory
RES401
2
Cardiopulmonary Management - Lab
RES405
2
Clinical Practicum II
RES402
2
Patient Care Lab


Semester 5
RES505
33
Clinical Practicum III - Hospital Training
RES506
1
Comprehensive Examination I



Semester 6
RES600
2
Medical Research Application
RES605
33
Clinical Practicum IV - Hospital Training
RES606
1
Comprehensive Examination II