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Polysomnographic Technologist

PSGC101 Professionalism and History of Sleep Medicine - 1 Class Hours/1 Credits
This course is an introduction to the history of sleep medicine, its technology and scope of practice of practitioners as well as professional behaviors. Topics include: the origins and evolution of sleep medicine, various sleep disorders and their signs, symptoms and treatment, interactions of technologist with patients and co-workers, legal and ethical principles, patient rights, confidentiality and behavioral observation and documentation. (co-requisite PSGC104)

PSGC102 Anatomy & Physiology / Pathophysiology for PSG Technologists - 3 Class Hours/3 Credits
An investigation into the function of the brain in generating sleep, circadian rhythms and EEG rhythms, this course looks at: skin surface muscle potentials, stages of sleep, age-specific sleep, benefits of sleep, control of breathing and basic airway anatomy. In addition the course will examine common sleep disorders in all age groups, signs and symptoms, and the relationship between anatomy and physiology and sleep disorders. (co-requisite PSGC104)

PSGC103 Heart Rhythms and Pharmacology for PSG Technologists - 2 Class Hours/2 Credits
This course prepares the student to recognize common and lethal heart dysrhythmias, and the medications that affect not only the heart and its treatment, but also common medications those patients may be taking that effect and/or treat sleep disorders. (co-requisite PSGC 104)

PSGC104 Polysomnography Fundamentals - 3 Class Hours/3 Lab Hours/4 Credits
This is a laboratory course that introduces the student to: applications, instrumentation, basic electricity, patient and equipment preparation, monitoring, calibrating, troubleshooting, and using ancillary equipment. (co-requisite PSGC102)

PSGC105 Polysomnography Advanced - 3 Class Hours/3Lab Hours/4 Credits
A continuation of Polysomnography Fundamentals, this lab course applies basic concepts learned in the Fundamentals course. It will include: reviewing the medical record, choosing appropriate equipment and protocols, evaluate the results of the test, troubleshoot instrumentation, score test results, and report generation (prerequisite PSGC 104)

PSGC106 Polysomnography Clinical I - 5 Credits
Polysomnography Clinical is the practical application of theory and lab experiences. Clinical I includes: medical record review, patient assessment and preparation, instrument preparation and attaching monitors, monitoring the patient and recording the test. (prerequisite PSGC104)

PSGC107 Pediatrics/Special Polysomnographic Testing - 2 Class Hours/2 Lab Hours/3 credits
This course will examine testing specific to pediatrics including: patient and parent preparation, features and epidemiology of pediatric sleep disorders, and adolescent sleep disorders. Also included is specialized testing in the area of: narcolepsy, seizures and NREM parasomnias. (co-requisite. (PSGC106)

PSGC108 Polysomnography Clinical II - 6 Credits
Polysomnography Clinical II provides more opportunity for hands on advanced skills and testing. It includes: event recognition and management, therapeutic interventions, patient safety and emergency procedures (cardiorespiratory, parasomnia and psychiatric), specialized testing (MSLT, MWT), scoring and report generation. (prerequisite PSGC106)

PSGC109 Sleep Disorders - 2 Class Hours/2 Credits
This course prepares the student to recognize common disease found in the sleep lab. They will recognize their signs and symptons and recognize how to treat. Diseases covered include but not limited to: Normal Sleep, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Central Sleep Apnea, Periiodic Limb movement disorders, Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Parasomnias and more. (Prerequisites:PSGC102, PSGC104)