
Basic Sciences for Respiratory CareCourse Number  RT 100  Credits  2  Lab Hours  0  Lecture Hours  30  Course Description  Prerequisite: MATH LEVEL 4 or MTH 097 with "C" (2.0) minimum grade within the past five years. Introduces the basic principles of math, chemistry, and physics utilized in the field of respiratory care. Emphasizes the physical and chemical principles relating to liquids and gases as they provide a foundation for the study of respiratory care. May include a required job shadow experience to become validated. This may require that students complete an online training session, have proof of a negative TB tine test and other supporting documentation before gaining access to the agency. (300) 
Outcomes and ObjectivesDemonstrate, through successful completion of written examination, the ability to:Objectives:  Convert between various units of the metric system.
 Perform EnglishMetric conversions.
 List three elements of a logarithmic expression.
 Describe two methods of expressing logarithms.
 Identify the following components of logarithms:
 Characteristic
 Mantissa
 Determine logs
Demonstrate, through successful completion of written examination, the ability to:Objectives:  Describe Dalton's Atomic Theory.
 Define the following terms:
 Atom
 Atomic Number
 Atomic Weight
 Gram Atomic Weight
 Isotope
 Ion
 Molecule
 Molecular Weight
 Gram Molecular Weight
 Valence
 Compound
 Solution
 Solute
 Solvent
 Describe the components of an atom.
 Calculate molecular weights based on molecular formula.
 List the properties of:
 Ionic compounds
 Covalent compounds
 Describe the different types of solution concentrations.
 Solve problems involving different solution concentrations.
 Solve dilution calculations
 State the atomic and molecular weights of oxygen and nitrogen, and explain the difference between their atomic and molecular states.
Demonstrate, through successful completion of written examination, the ability to:Objectives:  Explain the Kinetic Theory of gases.
 Convert between the various units of pressure.
 Convert between various temperature scales:
 Celsius
 Kelvin
 Fahrenheit
 Explain Avogadro's Law.
 State the molar volume a STPD
 Apply Avogadro's law to calculate the density of gases.
 Explain each of the following:
 Boyle's Law
 Charle's Law
 GayLussac's Law
 Combined Gas Law
 Dalton's Law
 For each of the above identify various:
 Mathematical expressionsof the law
 Applications of the Law
 Solve mathematical computations involving the various gas laws.
 Explain the following:
 ATPS
 BTPS
 STPD
Demonstrate, through successful completion of written examination, the ability to:Objectives:  Explain each of the following:
 Fick's
 Henry's Law
 Graham's Law
 Law of Continuity
 Bernoulli Principle
 Venturi Principle
 Poiseuille's Law
 Reynold's Number
 Describe the relationship between the factors in the mathematical expressions of the above laws.
 Describe the relationship between the factors that affect the diffusion of gases.
 State the solubility coefficient of oxygen and carbon dioxide in plasma at body temperature.
 Explain laminar and turbulent gas flow.








