SCSK 511 Pulmonary Function Testing

Mark Clunes, PhD

This one-credit selective will familiarize students with the performance and evaluation of clinical flow/volume pulmonary function tests and allow them to develop the clinical skills required to perform successful tests. This course will use didactic lectures to review lung physiology and pathophysiology of different lung diseases. After demonstration of a pulmonary function test, students will practice administering the test, using American Thoracic Society guidelines, to their peers. Students will examine how test results are analyzed and how the results help in the diagnosis of various lung disorders. Students will receive a clinical case and will make a presentation based on that case to assess understanding of implementation, analysis, and diagnosis.