Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (B.Sc. RT)

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Degree type:
Bachelor
Bachelor of Science
School of health sciences
Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (B.Sc. RT) is a four year degree that prepares graduates for licensing as a Respiratory Therapist in Qatar. The B.Sc. RT program is founded on Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) and EQual Accreditation Canada accreditation standards. An integration of theory, laboratory skills, high-fidelity simulation, and extensive clinical experiences prepares graduates to assess, educate, treat, and offer preventive and health care promotion to patients with cardiopulmonary deficiencies across the care continuum. The B.Sc. RT prepares graduates with foundational knowledge and skills to practice in hospitals, community health settings, educational institutions, long term care facilities, clinics, home care, and private practice.

Program Duration:

Four years

Accreditation:

 

The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (B.Sc. RT) is accredited by EQual of Accreditation Canada (AC).

For more information please visit: www.accreditation.ca.

Admission Requirements:

High school graduation certificate or equivalent approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education with a minimum average of 60%, plus one final year Mathematics, and successful completion of final year of two of three science courses (Biology, Chemistry or
Physics) with a minimum grade of 60%.

1. The required score on the University English Placement Test or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Directorate;

OR

2. A valid (within two years) IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 5.0;

OR

3. Successful completion of Foundation Year in Health Sciences.

1. A minimum of 60% on the University Math Placement Test;

OR

2. A valid SAT Report Form with a minimum score of 480;

OR

3. Successful completion of Foundation Year in Health Sciences.

1. Admission is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked based on their overall final year (Grade 12 or equivalent) high school percentage, placement tests rankings, and admission priority category.

  1. Documented proof of completed immunizations and diagnostic tests as identified in the Student Immunization Form.
  2. Documented proof of current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers (Level 3) at the time or enrolment or within one month of commencement of the program.
  3. Students are responsible to maintain current immunizations and BLS throughout the duration of the program. These requirements may change during the program as determined with the Qatar Minister of Public Health and clinical partners hosting student practicums.
  4. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as uniforms and lab coats are needed for labs and clinical practicums.
  5. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange transportation to and from clinical practicum sites.
  6. Additional program costs may include textbooks and a mobile phone which supports access to specialized applications.
  7. Students completing this program may choose to apply to write CSRT certification exams at an additional cost.

To see the 2022-2023 Study Plan pages, please CLICK HERE!

 

To see the 2023-2024 Study Plan pages, please CLICK HERE!

2023-2024 Study Plan:

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
    Pre-Req Co-Req CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 1

BIOL1110

Anatomy & Physiology I

- - 4 3 3
BIOL1030

Biochemistry & Microbiology 

- BIOL1031 3 3 0
BIOL1031

Biochemistry & Microbiology (Lab)

- BIOL1030 1 0 3
COMM1010

English Communication I

- - 3 3 0
CHEM1040

Applied Science 

- CHEM1041 3 3

0

CHEM1041

Applied Science (Lab)

- CHEM1040 1 0 3
Semester 1 Total: 15 12 9
SEMESTER 2
BIOL1210 Anatomy & Physiology II BIOL1110 - 4 3 3
COMM1020 English Communication II COMM1010 - 3 3 0
HSHG2080 Ethics in Healthcare - - 3 3 0
HSRT1000 Professional Practice in Respiratory Therapy - - 3 3 0
RSST1001 Qualitative Designs & Analyses - - 3 3 0
Semester 2 Total: 16 15 3
SEMESTER 3
HSRT1100 Medical Gas Therapy BIOL1210 CHEM1040 - 4 3 3
BIOL1310 Introduction to Pathophysiology BIOL1210 - 3 3 0
Semester 3 Total: 7 6 3
YEAR 1 TOTAL: 38 33 15

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE requisite HOURS/WEEK
    Pre-Req Co-Req CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 4
HSHG2210 Communications in Healthcare COMM1010 - 3 3 0
HSRT2200 Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology I

BIOL1310 HSRT1100

- 4 4 0
HSRT2210 Pharmacology for Respiratory Therapy

BIOL1310 HSRT1100

- 3 3 0
HSRT2120 Cardiopulmonary Physiology BIOL1310 HSRT1100   4 4 0
HSRT2220  Respiratory Techniques BIOL1310 HSRT1100 - 4 3 3
Semester 4 Total: 18 17 3
SEMESTER 5
HSRT2300 Airway Management HSRT2120 HSRT2200 HSRT2210 HSRT2220 - 4 3 3
HSRT2310 Respiratory Therapy Clinical Application I HSRT2120 HSRT2200 HSRT2210 HSRT2220 - 1 36 Total HRs
HSRT2320 Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology II HSRT2120 HSRT2200 HSRT2210 HSRT2220 - 3 3 0
MATH2002 Quantitative Designs & Statistics - - 3 3 1
GARC1001 Qatar History & Society - - 3 3 0
Semester 5 Total: 14 12 4
SEMESTER 6 
HSRT2330 Mechanical Ventilation I HSRT2300 HSRT2310 HSRT2320 - 4 3 3
HSRT2340 Respiratory Therapy Clinical Application II HSRT2300 HSRT2310 HSRT2320 - 1 36 Total Hrs
Semester 6 Total: 5 3 3
YEAR 2 TOTAL: 37 32 10

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
    Pre-Req Co-Req CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 7
HSRT3200 Mechanical Ventilation II HSRT2330 HSRT2340 - 4 3 3
HSRT3240 Respiratory Therapy Clinical Application III HSRT2330 HSRT2340 HSRT3130 1 60 Total HRs
HSRT3120 Cardiac Diagnostics

HSRT2330 HSRT2340

- 3 2 3
HSRT3130 Neonatal Respiratory Care  HSRT2330 HSRT2340 HSRT3240 4 3 3
HSRT3140 Anesthesia  HSRT2330 HSRT2340 - 3 3 0
Semester 7 Total: 15 11 9
SEMESTER 8
HSRT3300 Mechanical Ventilation III

HSRT3130 HSRT3200 HSRT3240

HSRT3310 2 1 3
HSRT3210 Pulmonary Diagnostics HSRT2120 HSRT2320 - 4 3 3
HSRT3230 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation  HSRT3120 HSRT3130 HSRT3200 HSRT3240 - 2 1 3
HSRT3310 Respiratory Therapy Clinical Application IV HSRT3120 HSRT3130 HSRT3200 HSRT3240 HSRT3300 2 72 Total HRs
HSRT3000 Emerging Trends in Respiratory Therapy HSRT3200 HSRT3240 - 3 3 0
Semester 8 Total: 13 8 9
SEMESTER 9 
HSRT3330 Respiratory Therapy Practicum I 

HSRT3210 HSRT3230 HSRT3300 HSRT3310

- 4 0 0
Semester 9 Total: 4 0 0
YEAR 3 TOTAL: 32 19 18

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE requisite HOURS/WEEK
    Pre-Req Co-Req CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 10

HSRT4200

Respiratory Therapy Practicum II HSRT3330 - 9 525 Total Hrs
Semester 10 Total: 9 0 0
SEMESTER 11
HSRT4300 Respiratory Therapy Practicum III HSRT4200 - 9 525 Total Hrs
Semester 11 Total: 9 0 0
YEAR 4 TOTAL: 18 0 0
B.Sc. RT PROGRAM TOTAL: 125 84 43

 

Graduate Future Pathways:

Graduates of the Respiratory Therapy (B.Sc. RT) are equipped to pursue further specialization in their field or post-graduate research.

Graduate Career Opportunities:

Graduates of the B.Sc. RT program are eligible to work in hospitals, cardiopulmonary diagnostic labs, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and home health agencies. A wide range of career opportunities in field currently exist and they include but are not limited to the following:

  • Pulmonary Function Technologist
  • Polysomnographer
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapist Supervisor
  • Therapy Supervisor
  • Respiratory Care Educator
  • Home Care Respiratory Therapist

Program Contact:

Dr. Jithin Sreedharan
Department Head, Respiratory Therapy