Curriculum

Curriculum

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CORE LECTURES

  • Mechanics, Static lung function
  • Radiographic Case Studies-Cystic & Cavitary Lung
  • The Overflowing Bathtub and How to Read CXR
  • Dynamic lung function
  • Evaluation of Lung Nodules
  • Cancers in the Lung Part 1 & 2
  • Research Round Table
  • Strategic Planning for Fellowship
  • Ventilation-Perfusion relations
  • Pulmonary Vasculitidies
  • Tuberculosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Drug Induced Lung Disease
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • COPD: CB, emphysema, asthmatic bronchitis
  • How to Read CT & MRI of chest
  • Immunology of the Lung
  • HIV and the Lung
  • Viral Lung Diseases
  • Symptoms: Cough & Hemoptysis
  • Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure/ARDS
  • Modes of Mechanical Ventilation: Pro & Con
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Hypobaric and Hyperbaric environments and lung disease
  • Diseases of the Mediastinum
  • Illnesses associated with Lung Transplant
  • Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis
  • ILD in all its forms
  • Sleep Disordered Breathing
  • Congenital Lung Diseases manifest in adults
  • Mechanical Causes of respiratory failure (kyphoscoliosis, etc.)
  • Lung and CV diseases
  • Lungs and Pregnancy
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Parasitic Lung Diseases
  • Ethical Challenges
  • Occupational Asthma
  • Lungs and Hematologic Disorders
  • Lung Abscess, Lung empyema
  • Upper Airway Problems and Management
  • How to tell someone they are dying
  • Asthma
  • How to lead RT Unit

CORE CURRICULUM

Pathophysiology

  • Respiratory Mechanics, Static measurements
  • Ventilation, Blood flow, Gas exchange, Dynamic
  • Ventilation-Perfusion relations
  • Control of Breathing
  • Acid-base Balance
  • Cardiopulmonary interactions
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise

Symptoms

  • Dyspnea
  • Hemoptysis
  • Cough
  • Chest Pain

Roentgenography

  • CXR PA and LAT normals
  • CT scan, including HRCT
  • Other modalities: PET, V/Q, USD, etc.

Basic Science

  • Anatomy, Developmental, Genetic
  • Immunology of Lung
  • Defense Mechanisms
  • Genetic, congenital lung diseases

Procedural

  • PFT, Lung Volume, DLCO
  • Bronchoscopy, including BAL, TBBX
  • Interventional Procedures

Disorders of Oxygenation/Ventilation

  • Acute Respiratory Failure: Hypercarbic
  • Acute Respiratory Failure: Hypoxemic
  • Ventilatory Support
  • Lung Transplant

Infectious Diseases of Lung

  • Viral
  • Pyogenic Bacterial Pneumonia, Abscess, Empyema
  • Tuberculosis and other
  • Fungal
  • Parasitic

Obstructive Lung Diseases

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Bronchiectasis, CF
  • Upper Airway Problems

Neoplasms of Lung

  • Benign Tumors
  • Bronchogenic Carcinomas
  • Lymphomas, Other Primary Malignant Tumors
  • Metastatic Malignant Tumors

Disorders of Pulmonary Circulation

  • PE/DVT syndrome
  • Pulmonary Vasculitidies
  • Pulmonary Hypertension, Cor pulm, PPH
  • Pulmonary Edema, cardiogenic and noncardiogenic
  • Vascular abnormalities: AVM, etc.

Infiltrative and Interstitial Lung Diseases

  • Differential of ILD
  • UIP and other IP, unknown etiology
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Eosinophilic associated lung diseases
  • Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis
  • Lung diseases assoc with Collagen Vascular illnesses
  • Patterns with other organ involvement: liver, heart, kidney, CNS

Environmental and Occupational Disorders

  • Pneumoconioses
  • Occupational Asthma
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Pulmonary response to toxic and air pollution
  • High altitude, hyperbaric (diving) injuries
  • Drug-induced pulmonary disease

Disorders of Pleura

  • Effusions
  • Pneumothorax
  • Chylothorax, hemothorax, fibrothorax
  • Tumors of pleura

Disorders of Mediastinum

  • Tumors, Air, Infection

Disorders of Control of Breathing

  • Sleep Disorders
  • Hypoventilation Disorders
  • Hyperventilation Disorders

Lung Involvements with Other Disorders

  • HIV
  • Immunosuppression
  • Lungs and Hematologic Disorders
  • Lungs and Endocrinologic Disorders
  • Lungs and Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Lungs and Chest Wall Abnormalities
  • Lungs and Pregnancy
  • Lungs and other Ob-Gyn diseases

Breadth of Training Issues

  • Ethics
  • QA, QI, and Risk Management
  • Preventive Health
  • End-of Life, Withdrawal of Care
  • How to Lead RT, MICU

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