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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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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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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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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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