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Bachelor of Health Science, dual credential (Respiratory Therapy)

Thompson Rivers University, Canada

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 14,260

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  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
Expand your career options as a respiratory therapist. Graduate with both a three-year Respiratory Therapy diploma and a BHS degree within a four-year period in the dual diploma/degree stream. Year one is the same for both the RT diploma and dual credential.
  • This program teaches you the latest in respiratory care theory and provides you with the active, hands-on laboratory experience you need to succeed as a respiratory therapist (RT).Respiratory therapy is an allied health profession devoted to the scientific application of technology in order to assist in the diagnosis, treatment, management and care of patients with cardiopulmonary and associated disorders.
  • It is the only allied health profession with core curriculum and clinical practice in both critical and community care.
  • Fees based on (15 credits/5 courses)

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023

Selective admission

  • Students must be admitted into, or graduates of, a minimum two-year health care diploma program.
  • First-year courses are the same for both the RT diploma and the dual credential (RT diploma/BHsc) program options. Course requirements in the second year and subsequent years, depend on whether you are in the dual credential (RT diploma/BHSc degree) or RT diploma option.
  • Completion of the dual credential requires the same courses as that of the RT diploma in addition to BHSc electives/required courses.
  • Human Biology: Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • Professional and Academic Composition
  • Physics for Respiratory Therapists (L)
  • Principles and Application of Respiratory Therapy Equipment 1 (L)
  • Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
  • Professional Issues in Health Care
  • RT Program Medical Terminology (online Moodle course)

Second semester

  • Human Biology: Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • Technical Communication
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Mechanical Ventilation
  • Principles and Application of Respiratory Therapy Equipment 2 (L)
  • Pharmacology

Second Year Dual Credential

Third semester

  • General Pathophysiology
  • Client-Centered Education and Community Health
  • Patient Assessment
  • BHSc Courses
  • All third semester, second-year dual credential RESP courses are prerequisites for fourth semester, second-year dual credential RESP courses.

Fourth semester

  • Respiratory Pathophysiology
  • Anaesthesia
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • BHSc Courses

Third Year Dual Credential

Fifth semester

  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Blood Gas Analysis
  • Pulmonary Function
  • BHSc Courses
  • All fifth semester, third-year dual credential RESP courses are prerequisites for sixth semester, third-year dual credential RESP courses.

Sixth semester

  • Perinatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care
  • Application of Mechanical Ventilation
  • Application of Respiratory Therapy Practice
  • BHSc Courses
  • Clinical Practicum
  • The clinical year allows you to gain practical experience in all aspects of respiratory therapy. Upon completing Level one—from June to November—you are expected to meet certain predetermined objectives in all rotations. Level two—completed from December to April—includes further mastery of these same objectives.
  • Clinical practicum year courses
  • Neonatal and Pediatrics (Clinical)
  • Respiratory Therapy Clinical (Level 1)
  • Respiratory Therapy Clinical (Level 2)
  • Respiratory Therapy Clinical Theory: Neonatal and Pediatrics
  • Respiratory Therapy Clinical Theory (Level 1)
  • Respiratory Therapy Clinical Theory (Level 2)
  • Tuition $448.65 
  • Fees $191.91
  •  Books and supplies 
  • Typically about $150 per course $150.00 
  • Total (CDN) $790.56

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