Academic Catalogs

Polysomnography (PSG)

PSG A1001 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
Polysomnography Basics  
Prerequisite(s): ALH A130 or concurrent enrollment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

An introduction to the pathological condition of a variety of sleep-related disorders, including basic set-up of the polysomnogram, types of disorders, and treatment modalities for advanced respiratory care and neurodiagnostic technology students.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSG A100

    PSG A1503 Units (54 lecture hours)  
    Introduction to Polysomnography  
    Co-requisite(s): PSG A160.

    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

    Transfer Credit: CSU.

    A fundamental and detailed study of the various sleep disorders, their symptoms, consequences, treatments, and polysomnographic manifestations. Sleep stage scoring, pattern recognition and data computation are covered. Instruction in patient examination and history taking for sleep disorders is included.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSG A150

      PSG A1550.5 Units (12 lecture hours)  
      Cardiac Rhythm Analysis  
      Prerequisite(s): Respiratory Care A185.
      Co-requisite(s): Polysomnography A170.

      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

      Transfer Credit: CSU.

      Electrocardiogram analysis for the assessment and care of patients in a sleep lab.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSG A155

        PSG A1602 Units (18 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
        Polysomnography Testing  
        Prerequisite(s): NDT A110 or concurrent enrollment.
        Co-requisite(s): PSG A150.

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

        Transfer Credit: CSU.

        Hands-on experience and instrumentation theory of various polysomnographic recording equipment utilized for recording sleep studies and includes patient hookup, calibration and simulated testing in the lab. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and oxygen titration demonstration.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSG A160

          PSG A1651 Unit (72 other hours)  
          Polysomnography Clinical 1  
          Co-requisite(s): ALH A115, PSG A150, PSG A160 and PSG A170.

          Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

          Transfer Credit: CSU.

          Clinical application of polysomnographic testing at an affiliated sleep disorder center to include patient interaction, application of testing equipment, and monitoring sleep behavior.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSG A165

            PSG A1700.5 Units (9 lecture hours)  
            Polysomnographic Practice  
            Co-requisite(s): PSG A150 and PSG A165.

            Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

            Transfer Credit: CSU.

            Preparatory course for polysomnography clinical experience. Topics will include medical ethics, clinical emergencies, behavioral and performance objectives, and employability skills.

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSG A170

              PSG A1751 Unit (96 other hours)  
              Polysomnography Clinical 2  
              Prerequisite(s): PSG A160 and PSG A165.

              Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

              Transfer Credit: CSU.

              Clinical application of Polysomnographic testing at an affiliated sleep disorder center to include patient interaction, application of testing equipment, and monitoring sleep behavior. Offered on a pass-no pass basis only.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSG A175

                PSG A2502 Units (36 lecture hours)  
                Polysomnograpy Record Review  
                Prerequisite(s): PSG A150, PSG A160 and PSG A165.

                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                Review of normal and abnormal polysomnographic recordings. Learn to recognize normal and abnormal sleep and breathing patterns and behaviors, artifacts, titration of CPAP, BiPAP, and oxygen. Scoring and calculation of polysomnographic recordings.

                Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSG A250

                  PSG A2602 Units (24 lecture hours; 12 lab hours)  
                  Advanced Polysomnography  
                  Prerequisite(s): PSG A160.

                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                  Transfer Credit: CSU.

                  Advanced aspects of polysomnographic technology, testing, instrumentation, ancillary testing, basic management skills, and computerized scoring.

                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSG A260

                    PSG A2652 Units (12 lecture hours; 144 lab hours)  
                    Polysomnography Clinical 3  
                    Co-requisite(s): PSG A175, PSG A250 and PSG A260.

                    Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                    Continued clinical application of Polysomnographic testing at an affiliated sleep disorder center. Includes patient interaction, application of testing equipment, and monitoring sleep behavior. Offered on a pass-no pass basis only.

                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSG A265

                      PSG A2701 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
                      Physician Lecture Series  
                      Prerequisite(s): NDT A190 or concurrent enrollment.

                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                      Physician lectures on current topics in polysomnography and related areas of medicine.

                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSG A270

                        PSG A2852 Units (144 other hours)  
                        Polysomnography Internship  
                        Co-requisite(s): PSG A265.

                        Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

                        Transfer Credit: CSU.

                        Final clinical experience in an affiliated Sleep Disorders Center. Students will work with patients and technologists at night in the laboratory to obtain interpretable polygraphs. Offered on a pass-no pass basis only.

                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSG A285