(Sleep Medicine) Polysomnography – Transition, AAS

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Program Intro

Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) to AAS in PSG Transition

The Polysomnography–A45670T curriculum prepares individuals, working in conjunction with a physician, to perform and interpret sleep studies and to provide comprehensive clinical evaluations that are required for the diagnosis of sleep-related disorders.

Students should acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to perform sleep studies, including recording and interpreting events observed during sleep. Treatment of sleep-related disorders and patient education focused on healthy sleep habits will also be discussed.

The RPSGT to AAS in PSG Transition program is designed for current unrestricted Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGT) to complete the Associate in Applied Science Polysomnography Degree. Applicants must meet the minimum admissions requirements, which include submitting a current RPSGT certificate/license/credential.

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SAMPLE COURSES:

  • BIO 163 – Basic Anat & Physiology
    This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body.
  • PSG 112 – PSG Fundamentals
    This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to manage/function in a polysomnographic laboratory.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • PSG 113 – PSG Instrumentation
    This course introduces the fundamental concepts of sleep technology electrical equipment and recording of bio-electric potentials.
  • PSG 214 – PSG Clinical Apps I
    This course provides practical application of theories covered in previous PSG courses.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • COM 231 – Public Speaking
    This course provides instruction and experience in the preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting and group discussion.
  • PSG 114 – PSG Clinical Education I
    This course provides an orientation to the polysomnography clinical environment.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • MED 118 – Medical Law and Ethics
    This course covers the legal relationships of physicians and patients, contractual agreements, professional liability, malpractice, medical practice acts, informed consent, and bioethical issues.
  • PSG 212 – Infant/Pediatric PSG
    This course provides the knowledge and skills to perform and score polysomnographic procedures on infants and pediatric patients.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • PSG 211 – Polysomnography II
    This course provides advanced-level didactic, laboratory, and clinical training in polysomnography.
  • PSG 213 – Case Study/Exam Review
    This course provides an opportunity to review clinical cases and prepare for the polysomnography credentialing exam.

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