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Interventional Pulmonology Assistant

Certificate of Achievement Courses

The Interventional Pulmonology Assistant certificate program is eight (8) courses long and will take approximately one year to complete. Two classes are offered each quarter in sequence. See the schedule of classes for current course offerings.

Course Descriptions

RSPT 82 Orientation to Interventional Pulmonology

Orientation and overview of Interventional Pulmonology as a respiratory care specialty. Intended for students enrolled in the Interventional Pulmonology Certificate Program. 2 Units

RSPT 83 Case Based Analysis and Critical Thinking in Diagnostic Interventional Pulmonology

Case based reasoning and critical thinking in the field of Interventional Pulmonology. Content will include critical diagnostic thinking, evidence-based medicine and quantitative studies in respiratory care. This course is intended for students enrolled in the Interventional Pulmonology Certificate program. 2 Units

RSPT 84 Fundamentals of Pulmonary Disease

Review of pulmonary anatomy and physiology. Fundamentals of pulmonary diseases and pathology including cancer staging. This course is intended for students enrolled in the Interventional pulmonology certificate program.   3 Units

RSPT 85 Interventional Pulmonolgy Theory and Application

This course provides the general principles of Interventional Pulmonology. Disease specific application including diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, techniques and procedures will be introduced. This course is intended for students enrolled in the Interventional Pulmonology Certificate Program. 3 Units

RSPT 86 Interventional Pulmonology Procedures

Basic and advanced interventional pulmonology procedures. Procedures to be covered will include bronchoscopy, thoracoscopy, endoscopy, airway access procedures and novel techniques. This course is intended for students enrolled in the Interventional Pulmonology Certificate Program. 3 Units

RSPT 87A Interventional Pulmonology Clinical Internship I

Clinical application of basic interventional pulmonology procedures. Interpretation of basic diagnostic data and correlation to applied therapies. Procedures will include bronchoscopy for diagnostic and therapeutic interventions such as alveolar lavage. This course is intended for students enrolled in the Interventional Pulmonology Certificate Program. 1 Unit

RSPT 87B Interventional Pulmonology Clinical Internship II

Interpretation of diagnostic data and correlation to applied therapies. In addition to clinical application of procedures covered in Interventional Pulmonology Clinical Internship I, advanced procedures may include (a) balloon dilation, (b) stent placement, (c) lung volume reduction and (d) foreign body removal. This course is intended for students enrolled in the Interventional pulmonology certificate program.  1 Unit

RSPT 88 Interventional Pulmonology Research Project

Research project on a specialized area of interventional pulmonology. Specific topics to be determined by the instructor. This course is intended for students enrolled in the Interventional Pulmonology Certificate Program. 1 Unit
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Questions?
Please contact me!

Brenda Hanning, RRT, RCP
Director, Respiratory Therapy Program

650.949.7466


hanningbrenda@foohill.edu


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