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END 1430 Advanced Polysomnography

The course is designed to assist the Polysomnography Certificate Program in meeting the minimum expectation "to prepare competent entry-level polysomnographic technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains." The course will discuss parameters, digital and technical specifications of polysomnography, staging and scoring of sleep patterns, identification of various forms of sleep breathing and movement disorders. Discuss sleep calculations and daytime sleep studies, advanced PAP therapies, esophageal pH and NPT testing, sleep disorders lab management, and Home Sleep Testing. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Electroneurodiagnostic Tech
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: END 1421 


  • Demonstrate the rules for scoring of sleep and associated events.
  • Identify normal and abnormal sleep disorders, integrating the physiologic functions of nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems.
  • Perform the multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) and the maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT),
  • Identify sleep stages in adult and pediatric patients.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 3