Respiratory Care Management and Leadership – RESP 432

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 06/06/2022

Course Description

Study of management principles and problems as they relate to respiratory care and the management of the department, hospital, service organization, and health care programs will be reviewed.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Respiratory Care departments in various health care settings are managed by credentialed Practitioners. It is essential for practitioners to obtain education and training in management as part of their foundation for understanding the basic concepts of health care management; and how they apply to the practice of Respiratory Care.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (6)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt. Each thread must be 300-500 words and demonstrate course related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to two other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 100 words.

Course Project Assignments (3)

The student will design a Respiratory Care service (Acute, home care, etc.) to include: scope of practice, human resources, capital equipment, budgeting, and billing/reimbursement. 

  • Course Project: Description and Rationale Assignment
  • Course Project: Outline and References Assignment
  • Course Project: Final Submission Assignment

Book Analysis Assignment

For the assigned additional reading in “Lead Like Jesus Revisited” the student will complete a reading analysis. The criteria and grading rubric for the analysis will be located in the assignment section of the course in Canvas.

Quizzes (2)

A midterm and a final quiz will be given to cover the first and second halves of the course content. Each quiz will be open-book, and open-notes, made up of 50 objective, multiple-choice questions, and have a time limit of two hours.