Cochise College

CATALOG 2014-15

RTH 112 ‡ Respiratory Physiology (4)

Prerequisite(s): BIO 156, BIO 160, BIO 205, ENG 101, ENG 102, MAT 123 or higher, and two of the following—PSY 101, PSY 103, PSY 218, PSY 230, PSY 240, PSY 270, SOC 101, SOC 160, SOC 170, SOC 202, SOC 207, SOC 230; concurrent enrollment in RTH 110, RTH 121, and RTH 123; and acceptance into the respiratory therapy program.

A study of the cardiopulmonary system and associated structures. Topics include the anatomy of the respiratory system, ventilation and diffusion of pulmonary gases, the circulatory system, oxygen and carbon dioxide transport, control of ventilation, and renal failure and its effects on the cardiopulmonary system.

4 hours lecture.

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