Simulations in Respiratory Care Syllabus for 2021-2022
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RSPT-2231-001 Simulations in Respiratory Care


Course Description

Theory of clinical simulation examinations. Includes construction types, scoring and mechanics of taking the computerized simulation examination.

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(2 sem hrs; 1 lec, 2 lab)

Class Type

On Campus Course

Syllabus Information


Case Studies and Clinical Simulations for Respiratory Care, 2nd Edition, 2021, 9780323679558 Retail Access Card, 9780323554183


Computer with Internet access.

Student Performance

Course Description:  Theory of clinical simulation examinations. Includes construction types, scoring, and mechanics of taking the computerized simulation examination.

End-of-Course Outcomes: Utilize clinical simulations to enhance information gathering and decision making skills.

  1. Demonstrate basic concepts of computer usage
  2. Demonstrate the ability to gather pertinent patient information
  3. Demonstrate proficiency taking branching logic exam

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Expected Student Behavior

EXPECTATIONS:  Every student will take personal responsibility for his/her learning in this course.
In order to be successful, each student must...
     Attend all lecture meetings
     Spend at least 1 hour of study for each hour spent in lecture
     Complete reading assignments before coming to class
     Participate in the lecture by asking questions
     Demonstrate college-level effort and behavior
     Complete all assignments by the due date

1.  The student should read assignments prior to class and be prepared to discuss topics covered in class.  Students will be called on to share their understanding of these topics.

2.  Honesty and ethical behavior are imperative in any career.  All students are responsible for their own work.  AVOID ANY APPEARANCE OF CHEATING. Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated, a zero will be given for that assignment, quiz, or exam and will severely jeopardize the successful completion of this course.  The Amarillo College Student Code of Conduct will apply to all work in this course.  (see also AC RC Student Handbook)  Examples include, but are not limited to:
     Copying from another student's paper or homework
     Using materials during an exam that are not authorized by the exam administrator
     Collaborating with or seeking aid from another person during an exam without permission from the exam administrator
     Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing, or soliciting, in whole or in part, the contents of an exam or other assignments

3.  All conversations should be related to current class discussions.  Please refrain from private conversations or any other activities which may distract other learners.

4.  I want all students to be successful.  I believe cell phones distract from the learning environment.  Cell phones should be silenced during class and texting during lecture/class time is not permitted.  If you are expecting an important call, please see the instructor before class begins.  If you bring a laptop or other technological device to class, it should not be used for activities other than taking class notes or testing purposes.  The instructor reserves the right to take up any device during class with the understanding it will be returned when the class is dismissed.

5.  Assigned homework should be completed before class.  Homework cannot be completed in class unless class time is given by the instructor.  **This includes studying for another exam in my class.**  I expect students to be PRESENT both physically and mentally during my class time.

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7.  In the event that AC moves to virtual only courses or a student must attend virtually due to Covid-19 illness or exposure, it is a requirement that webcams be on at all times during class.  Failure to turn on or leave on a webcam will result in an absence for that scheduled class time.

Grading Criteria

  1. The final course grade is based on the following:
    33% - Attendance and participation in classroom discussions.  Each class meeting is worth 10 points for a total of 150 points from the 15 class meetings. (Points assigned for participation in class discussions are based on the frequency and quality of the participation.)
    33% - Average grade on computer-based clinical simulations and SiMCentral simulations.  The value for each SIM exercise is 10 points for a total of 150 points. 
    34% - Score on final exam consisting of 20 computer-based clinical simulations.  This is your practice Clinical Simulation Exam for your RRT.  The final exam is worth 155 points. 
  2. The grading scale for this course is:
    A = 455-409.5 points
    B = 409-364 points
    C = 363-341 points
    F = less than 341 points
  3. There is no extra credit offered in this course.


Beginning 3/21/22, attendance will be taken by Aviso Engage on your personal device (phone, tablet, etc.). Should you miss registering your attendance within the first 5 minutes of class, it is your responsibility to ensure that the instructor counts you present.

Regular attendance is necessary for satisfactory achievement. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to attend class. In the event of an unavoidable absence, it is the responsibility of the student to obtain missed lecture notes and arrange for make-up exams.


One instructor driven clinical simulation or a SiMCentral activity will be completed during each class period.  Students are expected to participate in both the information-gathering and decision-making components of each simulation.

Students are required to complete 10 clinical simulations either during the scheduled lab or outside of scheduled class times.  (You will use the codes from the Sills online account.)

January  18  RSPT 2231 Syllabus & RSPT 2267 Syllabus Clinic Questions
 Lab - Kettering Simulation
   25  Team Breakout for Free Kettering Simulation
February  1  CSE Overview (notes)
   8  Kettering Simulations
   15  Sills Simulations

Sills Simulations

March 1  Sills Simulations

Sills Simulations

   22 Sills Simulations

Sills Simulations

April  5  Sills Simulations

Sills Simulations

    19   Sills Simulations
    26  Review for CSE
May  3 Clinical Simulation Exam (CSE) 2:00 pm-6:00 pm Bldg D #110
  10 1:00 pm review results of CSE

Additional Information

The information posted is a guide and is subject to change.  The last day to drop this course is Thursday, April 21, 2022.

Syllabus Created on:

01/17/22 5:50 PM

Last Edited on:

03/20/22 9:52 PM