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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Polysomnography (Full-time)

Degree: One-year Technical Certificate
Division: Health Sciences

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description:

Overview of field of polysomnography including job responsibilities and credentialing. Normal and abnormal sleep disorders, integrating the physiologic functions of nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems. Discussion of recording sleep apnea montage, placement and calibration of diagnostic, electrodes, and associated equipment. Emphasis on monitoring, diagnosis, scoring, and treatment of sleep disorders. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bilevel Positive Airway Pressures equipment, artifact and troubleshooting of sleep montage results. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Notes: Restricted to majors

Prerequisites: END 2450 and END 2460 and Restricted to Majors

Corequisites: END 2585

Description:

Lab for the fundamentals of polysomnography including assessing normal and abnormal sleep disorders, integrating the physiologic functions of nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems. Recording sleep apnea montage, placement and calibration of diagnostic, electrodes, and associated equipment. Emphasis on monitoring, diagnosis, scoring, and treatment of sleep disorders. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bilevel Positive Airway Pressures equipment, artifact and troubleshooting of sleep montage results.

Notes: Restricted to majors

Corequisites: END 2550

Description: Orientation to the health care delivery system, including history, economics, medical/legal issues, professionalism, ethics, sociological aspects and wellness concepts. Orientation to the use of technology in the health care system will also be provided, including user interfaces, telecommunications and networks. The development of health care team skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving strategies and multicultural health care perspectives, will be presented. One classroom, three lab hours per week.

Description:

The first course in a two-semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include introductory terminology, biochemistry, cytology, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous system and the endocrine system. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 and MAT 0050 or MAT 1120 or MAT 1130

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description: Basic prefixes, roots and suffixes; terminology including anatomic, diagnostic, symptomatic, procedural, eponymic terms and standard abbreviations required for a working knowledge and understanding of the language of medicine.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Description: Solve health science applications; convert within and between metric, household and apothecary systems; read and interpret health science labels and graphs; calculate and apply statistical concepts; solve problems involving parenteral, pediatric and/or intravenous administration and dosage calculations. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Choose from MAT 1130 or MAT 1450

Prerequisites: MAT 0050 or Other (Satisfactory score on math placement test)

 

Term hours subtotal:

16

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: The course will focus on discussion of the classification of sleep disorders, and the physiological effects of sleep disorders and ramifications/implications on patient health. In addition there will be discussion of medication effects on sleep stages/patterns. Discussion of various therapies for sleep disordered breathing, and other sleep disorders. Discussion on monitoring of nocturnal seizures, and seizure types. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: END 2550

Corequisites: END 1425

Description: Lab includes demonstration of pattern recognition of sleep disorders, physiological effects of sleep disorders and ramifications/implications on patient health, Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) set-up, nocturnal O2, CO2 monitoring. Recognizing medication effects on sleep stages/patterns. Determining various therapies for sleep disordered breathing, and other sleep disorders, nocturnal seizures, and seizure types.

Prerequisites: END 2550

Corequisites: END 1421

Description: Analysis of the central and peripheral nervous systems, electrophysiology, and nerve conducting velocities in health and disease. Includes discussion of neurophysiology of sleep and the role of the autonomic nervous system. Emphasis on respiratory and cardiovascular effects, regulation of sleep, circadian rhythms and maturation of the sleep stages addressing neonates to adults.

Notes: Restricted to majors

Prerequisites: END 1250 and Restricted to Majors

Description: The second course in a two-semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include the cardiovascular system, the lymphoid system, immunity, the digestive system, the urinary system and the reproductive system. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: BIO 1121

Description: Exploration of the development, maintenance and termination of interpersonal relationships. The focus is on effective verbal and nonverbal interactions between two people, highlighting methods of initiating and maintaining effective communication with, and understanding of, others through learning and applying interpersonal communication theory.

Notes: Communication elective: Choose from COM 2206, COM 2211, COM 2225

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

 

Term hours subtotal:

12

Fall Semester (Second Year)
Hours
 

Description:

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.

Prerequisites: END 1421

Corequisites: END 1435

Description: Lab for this course involves parameters, digital and technical specifications of polysomnography, staging and scoring sleep patterns, identification breathing and movement disorders. Demonstrating sleep calculations and daytime sleep studies advanced PAP therapies, esophageal pH and NPT testing. Evaluating the aspects of sleep disorders lab management, and Home Sleep Testing.

Prerequisites: END 1421

Corequisites: END 1430

Description: Classroom portion to enhance the END 1881 Polysomnography practicum experience in a selected polysomnography lab or an affiliated health care facility under the direct supervision of a PSG technologist or physician. Emphasis on PSG concepts.

Prerequisites: END 1421 and END 1430 and END 2460 and END 2550

Corequisites: END 1891

Description: Practicum in the clinical setting in a sleep laboratory or a sleep center. Departmental orientation, policies and procedures, individual body mechanics and patient transfer techniques. Gather and analyze patient information, perform testing preparation procedures, perform polysomnographic procedures. Emphasis on performing overnight diagnostic and therapeutic polysomnograms. Twenty-one practicum hours per week.

Corequisites: END 1801

 

Term hours subtotal:

7

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