Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

NDT 105 - Neurodiagnostic Technology Practicum IV

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students for the duties involved in performing Polysomnography (PSG) testing procedures. This course will introduce students to the basic clinical and technical concepts of all night sleep studies, multiple sleep latency tests and maintenance of wakefulness tests.

This course also provides basic introductory instruction on normal sleep architecture and the procedures involved in the PSG electrode application/hook-up and recording.

Student must pass each Clinical Competency Exam with at least a 70%. Students must achieve a "C" or better in each NDT course within the Neurodiagnostic Technology Program in order to progress sequentially to the next course.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Describe the montages used in polysomnography (PSG) .
Demonstrate how to perform a technically adequate Polysomnography , multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) and maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT) by measuring and applying electrodes according to protocol.
Perform a patient calibration.
Perform an instrument calibration.
Demonstrate how to obtain a baseline recording.
Describe common sleep disorders and treatment options.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

Course Prerequisites: NDT 104 with grade C or better