# Basic Sciences for Respiratory Care

RT 100

## 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. (30-0)

## Outcomes and Objectives

### Demonstrate, through successful completion of written examination, the ability to:

#### Objectives:

• Convert between various units of the metric system.
• Perform English-Metric conversions.
• List three elements of a logarithmic expression.
• Describe two methods of expressing logarithms.
• Identify the following components of logarithms:
• Determine logs

### Demonstrate, through successful completion of written examination, the ability to:

#### Objectives:

• Describe Dalton's Atomic Theory.
• Define the following terms:
• Describe the components of an atom.
• Calculate molecular weights based on molecular formula.
• List the properties of:
• 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:
• State the molar volume a STPD
• Apply Avogadro's law to calculate the density of gases.
• Explain each of the following:
• For each of the above identify various:
• Solve mathematical computations involving the various gas laws.
• Explain the following:

### Demonstrate, through successful completion of written examination, the ability to:

#### Objectives:

• Explain each of the following:
• 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.