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Fall 2021

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PSG120 - Polysomnography 2

Credits: 3

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. Prerequisite: PSG 105, PSG 110, and PSG LB1 each with a grade of ā€˜Cā€™ or higher. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIO 150 or BIO 152 or BIO 153; corequisite: PSG LB3.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Describe the problems associated with living with a sleep disorder.
2. Discuss the importance for a patient to select an accredited sleep lab for treatment.
3. Explain the process of scoring and interpreting sleep studies.
4. Discuss the importance of following up with patients who are being treated for sleep disorders.
5. Apply the classifications of sleep disorders as outlined by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
6. Analyze the features and symptoms of various disorders.
7. Discuss at an advanced level the responsibilities of a healthcare professional.
8. Identify learning techniques to help pass the sleep technologist board exam.
9. Discuss multiple options for sleep study montages.
10. Discuss physiological calibrations to differentiate baseline data from response to stimulus.


Effective Term: Fall 2019