Fundamentals of Respiratory Care Research – RESP 430

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

Survey of research problems, methods and designs utilized in respiratory care, with emphasis on data collection, analysis and presentation.

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


Evaluation of evidence-based practices is a hallmark of high-quality respiratory care. Conducting and interpretation of research is a vital component of being a healthcare professional. As our patients become more complex; improved ways of caring for them are needed to continue to advance the science and art of respiratory care.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture 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 (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt. The student will complete 1 Discussion and 3 Peer-Review Discussions in this course. Additionally, the student will provide feedback to one other student. The Discussion is a space for academic exchanges for the assigned topic. As the student receives feed-back on the R21 Research Proposal, he or she should leverage this information to improve the final submission. Please check for proper and exacting punctuation, spelling, and grammar. In addition, the student must reference all outside sources in correct citation format. It is crucial that all participants maintain a high regard for proper decorum in the Discussion. 

CITI Training Module Assignment

The CITI Program has become the standard in biomedical and health science research education. CITI training is often required by all institutions that perform biomedical and health science research and is good for 5 years. By completing CITI training within this course, the student will be successfully fulfilling this requirement. 

R21 Research Proposal Assignment

The R21 Research Proposal Assignment is designed to instruct through application of research principles and planning. From Module 5: Week 5 to Module 8: Week 8 the student will take several sections required to build a proper NIH R21 proposal. Each Module: Week the student will submit the assigned sections to the Peer-Review Discussion for peer feedback. After providing and receiving peer review, the student will improve their research proposal to be submitted at the end of the semester.

Quizzes (2)

The quizzes are designed to test the student’s knowledge of what he or she read from the assigned Chatburn text chapters.

Each quiz is open book and notes. You will have 20 minutes to answer 20 multiple choice questions.