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Fall 2021

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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: BIO150 or 152.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Discuss normal sleep patterns.
2. Explain why the human body and mind need sleep.
3. Describe the electrophysiology of the heart.
4. Describe the properties of the cardiac muscle.
5. Explain the refractory periods of the heart.
6. Identify the major components of the conductive system of the heart
7. Describe the cardiac effects of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.
8. Interpret an electrocardiogram ( ECG) rhythm strip.
9. Describe the major concepts of respiratory and cardiovascular anatomy and physiology.
10. Describe oxygen and carbon dioxide transport.
11. Interpret an arterial blood gas (ABG) sample in a clinical situation.
12. Describe the need for pediatric sleep medicine.
13. Discuss the differences in scoring rules in pediatric studies.


Effective Term: Fall 2019