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Course : Theoretical Applications

Course Number
RESP 4432
Section Number
Spring 2024
Centennial Hall, 334
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time


Course Description:

The focus of this lecture class is to provide the student with an assessment of their educational strengths and weaknesses with respect to the practice of respiratory care.  Topics include an assessment of the following examinations: therapist multiple-choice exam, clinical simulations, and if time permits, neonatal/pediatric exam.  Passing an exit mock written registry examination is required. 

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • To demonstrate mastery of the essential knowledge, skills and abilities required of an entry-level respiratory therapist.
  • Review existing data, collect additional data and evaluate all data to determine and defend the appropriateness of the prescribed respiratory care plan.




Teaching Strategies:

Independent reading assignments, class discussions, online quizzes, classroom assignments, module exams and mock therapist multiple choice examinations.

Missed Quizzes or Other Graded Item Policy:

Anything not completed and handed in on time will be subjected to a “0” for that specific grade. Please talk with your professor, prior to the due date, regarding circumstances that may prevent you from completing an assignment. All assignments must be completed by end of class on the date due (with the exception of online quizzes due by 11:59 pm on the date due).    

Approximate Grading Scale:

A: 90-100

B: 80-89

C: 75-79

D: 60-74

F:  59 and below

Grade Items and Grade Determination:


Grade Percentage

TMC Self-Assessment Exam


Module Exams




Reflective Report/Study Plan


Course Requirements:


Attendance and Punctuality:

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, Academic Affairs, Faculty, or Program Chair. 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.


1 day missed = no point deduction off of final grade

2 – 4 days missed = 5 point deduction off of final grade

5 + days missed = 10 point deduction off of final grade

**Please note that two days tardy= one absence. Excessive tardiness will not be tolerated.


Please note upon successful completion of the Mock Therapist Multiple Choice Exam at the High Cut Score, classroom attendance will no longer be required. Course content will be completed online for the remainder of the semester.


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