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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.