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Pathophysiology and Classification of Sleep Disorders (PSOM 1300)

Credits: 2
Lecture Credits: 2.00

Description: In this course, you will explore the pathophysiology of sleep disorders across the lifespan. Topics take in the major categories of sleep disorders described the International Classification of Sleep Disorders and an introduction to common therapies, including positive airway pressure (PAP), supplemental oxygen, as well as pharmaceutical and surgical treatments. Emphasis will be placed on the effects of pathology and treatment on the polysomnographic recording. Course meets the second eight weeks of the term.

Topical Outline:

1. Pathophysiology of sleep disorders and common diseases that affect sleep across the lifespan
2. Classify common sleep disorders
3. Describe the effect on the polysomnogram of medications used to treat sleep disorders and other common substances
4. Signs, symptoms and polysomnographic features of sleep disorders
5. Common therapeutic approaches to sleep disorders, positive airway pressure, supplemental oxygen, medications and surgical interventions


Learning Outcomes:
1. Explain the pathophysiology of sleep disorders and common diseases that affect sleep across the lifespan
2. Classify common sleep disorders
3. Describe the effect on the polysomnogram of medications used to treat sleep disorders and other common substances
4. Recognize the signs, symptoms and polysomnographic features of sleep disorders
5. Identify common therapeutic approaches to sleep disorders, including positive airway pressure, supplemental oxygen, medications and surgical interventions
 

Prerequisites:

Admission to the Polysomnographic Technology Program, BIOL 2224 or BIOL 1127 and BIOL 1128

Co-rerequisites:

PSOM 1100 and PSOM 1200.