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Fall 2012

Polysomnography Technology Courses:

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PSG105 - Physiology of Sleep Medicine
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Provides a comprehensive study of neuroanatomy and physiology and normal sleep mechanisms. Provides an overview of the cardiovascular and respiratory anatomy and physiology as it relates to sleep medicine. Includes ECG interpretation, oxygenation and ventilation assessment, and mechanisms and basic management of breathing and upper airway collapse. Prerequisite: Admission to the Polysomnographic Technology Program. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIO152/BIO105.

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PSG110 - Polysomnography 1
Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Introduces the major concepts of sleep medicine including the history of sleep medicine, the role and the communication, time management, infection control, basic patient assessment, safety and professional expectations of the polysomnographic technologist. Students will have the opportunity to have direct observation in an associated sleep center or lab. Three class hours and two lab hours. Prerequisite: Admission to the Polysomnographic Technology Program. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIO152 or BIO105.

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PSG114 - Sleep Study Instrumentation
Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Introduces the bio-potential electrophysiologic, polysomnographic, and ancillary equipment involved in patient assessment and the conducting of sleep studies. The basic principles, set up, operation, maintenance, cleaning and troubleshooting will be emphasized. Three class hours, two lab hours. Prerequisites: PSG 105 and PSG 110 each with a grade of ‘C’ or higher. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIO 153/BIO 106.

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PSG116 - Sleep Disorders
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: This course is designed to provide the basic information related to the disease processes and conditions which adversely affect sleep. The etiologies, clinical presentation, diagnosis and therapeutic interventions will be covered for each condition. Prerequisites: PSG 105 and PSG 110 each with a grade of ‘C’ or higher. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIO 153/BIO 106.

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PSG120 - Polysomnography 2
Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Provides the didactic preparation that will be needed to supplement the clinical experiences of Polysomnography Clinical I. Students will develop new knowledge and skills related to patient and equipment preparation, monitoring and documentation and therapeutic interventions associated with polysomnographic procedures. Three class hours, two lab hours. Prerequisite: PSG 105 and PSG 110 each with a grade of ‘C’ or higher. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIO 153/BIO 106.

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PSG205 - Polysomnography Clinical 1
Credits: 4

Catalog Description: The clinical application of entry-level sleep related diagnosis and treatment. Students will have the opportunity to work with patients under close supervision to further develop their skill and understanding of basic polysomnographic procedures. Students will spend 24 hours per week in their clinical education. Prerequisites: PSG 114, PSG 116, and PSG 120 each with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.

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PSG212 - Polysomnography III Infant/Pediatric
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Provides the didactic preparation that will be needed to supplement the clinical experiences of Polysomnography Clinical II. Students will refine knowledge and skills related to the normal development of sleep pattern from infancy to adolescence and demonstrate the ability to identify specific sleep disorders found infants and children as well as score pediatric sleep stages and respiratory patterns. Emphasis is placed on Infant/Pediatric assessment, monitoring, and sleep disorders. Upon completion, students should be to demonstrate competence in concept through written and laboratory evaluations. Prerequisites: PSG 105, PSG110, PSG 114, PSG 116, and PSG 120 each with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.

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PSG215 - Polysomnography Clinical 2
Credits: 4

Catalog Description: The clinical application of sleep related diagnosis and treatment. Students will have the opportunity to further refine their skills in obtaining and evaluating high quality sleep recordings and gaining clinical competence associated with advanced-level polysomnographic technology skills. Students will be in clinical education 24 hours a week. Prerequisite: PSG 205 with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.

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PSG220 - Polysomnography 4
Credits: 4

Catalog Description: A capstone experience to facilitate final preparation for employment and the BRPT examination for the RPSGT credential. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skill competency attainment expected of a polysomnographic technologist. Students will also be required to pass a comprehensive exam based on the current BRPT matrix. Prerequisites: PSG 205 and PSG 210 each with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.

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