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Rehab and Health Promotion

Course Details

Course Number
RESP 4422
Section Number
RESP 4422
Fall 2015
Bridwell Hall
Classroom Number
Days & Times

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 to 9:50

Dr. Tammy Reitz Kurszewski D.H.Sc., RRT-ACCS (view Profile)

Course Attachments


Course Objectives



The focus of this lecture course is to educate the respiratory care student in the principles and practices used in pulmonary rehab programs.  Topics include but are not limited to, organization and management, candidate assessment and selection, patient and family education, smoking intervention techniques, role of home and alternate care sites, and reimbursement for services.



  • State the definition and general goals of pulmonary rehabilitation programs.
  • Describe the rationale for exercise conditioning and psychosocial support of patients with chronic pulmonary disease.
  • Describe how to evaluate and select patients for pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • Describe pulmonary rehabilitation program design including format and content.
  • List the educational content to be addressed in a pulmonary rehabilitation program to include smoking cessation strategies.
  • Describe the implementation of a pulmonary rehabilitation program including staffing, facilities, scheduling, class size, equipment and costs.
  • Describe outcome measures that can be used to evaluate pulmonary rehab programs.
  • Identify the potential hazards associated with pulmonary rehab.
  • Describe recent developments and trends in alternative site respiratory care.
  • Discuss standards as well as documentation associated with alternate care sites.
  • Describe reimbursement patterns and limitations impacting alternate care sites.
  • State how to ensure safety and infection control in alternative patient care settings.


Course Expectations




Examinations                                                         75%

Professional Development Project                        25%


Semester Examinations and the Final Examination:In-class tests that will consist of definitions, multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, or essay type questions.

 Professional Development Project:

Toward the end of the course, lecture time will be reserved for student groups to present a formal educational lecture.  This educational presentation will be expected to last 15 to 20 minutes.  Each student should be well versed in the subject matter being presented.  The instructor and their fellow students will evaluate each presentation.  Each group will present a different topic.  Make sure the instructor approves your topic before beginning to collect information.  You will be graded, at minimum, on the following categories:


            Professional Attire

            Verbal Communication

            Knowledge of Subject Matter

            Stays on Time (15-20 minutes)

            Ability to Answer Questions

            Effective Use of Media (some form of media is required)


Each student will submit a single typed sheet of paper that contains several possible exam questions; include multiple choice, true/false and short answer type questions as a component of the project.



            90-100%                       A

            80-89%                         B

            75-79%                         C

            61-74%                         D

            <60                                 F

Submission Format Policy Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Late Paper Policy



If a student is going to miss an examination, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor prior to the exam to arrange with the instructor to make up the missed exam.  A 5% reduction will be taken for each day after the scheduled exam date.  The professor reserves the right to make unscheduled exams essay in nature and considerably more challenging.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

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Attendance Requirements



          Regular class attendance is required.  No distinction is made between excused and unexcused absences unless the absence has been cleared through the office of the Dean of Students, Athletic Department or Academic Affairs.  If a student misses a lecture, it is the student’s responsibility to work with other class members to determine what material was missed.  Please refer to the MSU Student Handbook for more information.

Other Policies




Midwestern State University (MSU) does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s disability and complies with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act in its admission, accessibility and employment of individuals in programs and activities.  MSU provide academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic and employment requirements. For assistance call (940) 397-4618 or 397-4515.


Please see the instructor outside of class to make any arrangements involving special accommodations.  It is the student’s responsibility to declare any disabilities. After declaration, preferably at the beginning of each semester, the student needs to contact individual instructors to determine any reasonable accommodations that may be required.

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at

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