Polysomnography (POLY)

  • POLY 2300 
    Introduction to Polysomnography

    3  credit hours

    Introduction to the role of the polysomnographic technician. Covers basic patient care, patient assessment, infection control practices, emergency preparedness in the laboratory setting, ethics and professionalism in healthcare, and basic polysomnography testing. Prerequisite: Admission to the Polysomnography program is required. (3 lecture hours)

  • POLY 2301 
    Polysomnography Anatomy & Physiology

    3  credit hours

    Applied anatomy and physiology as related to polysomnography procedures and clinical practice. Major emphasis on neurologic, circulatory and pulmonary systems associated with normal and abnormal sleep, risk factors for sleep disorders, assessment for signs and symptoms of sleep disorders, and the morbidity and mortality associated with sleep disorders. Prerequisite: Admission to the Polysomnography program is required. (3 lecture hours)

  • POLY 2303 
    Clinical Practice I

    3  credit hours

    Clinical Practice in the performance of polysomnography testing. Includes patient assessment for at-risk individuals, pre-testing preparations, sleep disorder testing, procedural protocols, test documentation and results analysis. Prerequisite: Admission to the Polysomnography program is required.

  • POLY 2304 
    Advanced Polysomnography

    3  credit hours

    Advanced study in polysomnography testing. Theory and practice to include monitoring of test signals, recognition of sleep disorders, implementation and modification of therapeutic interventions, development, implementation and modification of treatment plans, data archiving, equipment maintenance and quality control. Prerequisite: Admission to the Polysomnography program is required. Polysomnography 2300, Polysomnography 2301 and Polysomnography 2303 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. (3 lecture hours)

  • POLY 2305 
    Sleep Study Analysis

    3  credit hours

    This course provides instruction in the analysis and reporting of sleep study results. Major emphasis on the staging of sleep, identification of sleep disordered breathing events, descriptive and technical issues in sleep studies, and documentation of sleep study results in standardized reports. Prerequisite: Admission to the Polysomnography program is required. Polysomnography 2300, Polysomnography 2301 and Polysomnography 2303 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. (3 lecture hours)

  • POLY 2306 
    Clinical Practice II

    3  credit hours

    Advanced clinical practice in the performance of polysomnography testing. Includes identification and treatment of special needs patients, sleep staging, sleep event identification and reporting in adult and pediatric patients, signal maintenance and correction, Multiple Sleep Latency Testing (MSLT) and Maintenance of Wakefulness Testing (MWT) and documentation and implementation, monitoring and optimization of therapy. Prerequisite: Polysomnography 2303 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.

  • POLY 2307 
    Polysomnography Board Review

    1  credit hour

    Students will complete a comprehensive review and update of theory for Polysomnography Technologist procedures. Upon successful completion of this course students will be prepared for the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (BRPT) exam. (1 lecture hour)

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