Breathing is one of the most important functions that our body take care of to provide the required energy for the human body to survive. The Respiratory Care Program at MACHS prepares students to be knowledgeable, qualified, and competent in the clinical and critical thinking skills necessary for effective and high quality delivery of respiratory care modalities. As a respiratory therapist, students will assess, treat, educate, rehabilitate and rescue patients with cardiopulmonary diseases.
Graduate respiratory therapist will be working with all age groups, and in almost all clinical areas including:
- Intensive Care Units including adults, pediatrics, and neonates
- Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) laboratories
- Sleep Disorders Laboratories
- Rehabilitation Centers
- Home Care Programs
- Education and Management
Respiratory care students will have the opportunity to practice in real clinical settings in facilities within the Eastern Province.
Foundation Year Department (FYD)
Enrolled students in the college will undergo this preparatory year before they proceed to the following years of specialization. This year will provide scientific general courses that will prepare the student for a better way of comprehension of the upcoming courses that will specialize in the chosen health care profession. This include courses in humanities, social/behavioral sciences, ethics, biological and health sciences.
The Second year (Level Three) is where the student will begin to study courses that specializes in Respiratory Care Major. The student shall identify history, classical principles, and medical services of Respiratory Care. Furthermore, the student shall recognize the norms of communication in the spectrum of health care as well as the assurance of patient safety and the health care provider.
In the Second Term (Level Four) of the Second Year, the enrolled student in Respiratory Care Program will have the opportunity to observe and apply the respiratory care theoretical principles and cognitive skills in a real health care facility of respiratory care services. During this stage, the student will be familiarized with the rules, regulations, setup, and evidence-based practice of respiratory care among other health care professions in the health care organization.
This year starts after the Fourth Year of Respiratory Care Program. It enables the student (intern) to have full time practice of respiratory care skills under direct supervision and preceptorship of a qualified respiratory care team in various health care facilities, including emergency, critical, and general care areas, as well as pulmonary function testing and polysomnography laboratories,…etc. The regular guidance, assessment, evaluation, and feedback given to the intern will prepare the intern to be a qualified professional in the respiratory care profession.