Darton State College Catalog 2014-2015 - page 404

1100 Science, Technology, & Society
This is an interdisciplinary study of the role of science and technology in society
and daily life. Emphasis will be placed upon current advances and political and
social consequences.
Prerequisites: READ 0099.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
2000K Principles of Research Methodology
This course is designed to teach science majors the basic principles of
performing a scientific research project. Each student will identify a problem,
perform a literature search, design and perform an experiment, analyze data and
present the results.
Prerequisites: BIOL 1108K, CHEM 1212K, PHYS 1112K, or consent of Division
Offered: On demand.
1100 Introduction to Polysomnography
A course designed to provide students with an overview of the operation of a
sleep lab and the skills needed for a career in the polysomnography field.
Students will observe the set up, monitoring, and evaluation of sleep studies
conducted in the sleep lab.
Prerequisites: Exited all English Learning Support classes.
Corequisites: None.
Offered: As required.
1101 Polysomnography I
This course introduces the principles and practices of polysomnography. Topics
covered in the course include: The history of sleep medicine and the
development of current sleep study techniques, conducting a patient sleep
history, physiological aspects of sleep, identificaiton of sleep stages, identification
and diagnosis of sleep disorders, patient preparation, equipment setup and
calibration, recording and monitoring techniques, documentation, and
professional issues pertaining to the field of polysomnography. The lab portion of
the course will provide students hands on practice in the skills required in the
sleep lab.
Corequisite: None.
Prerequisite: MATH 1001 or higher math, BIOL 1100K, and acceptance into the
Offered: On demand.
SLEP 1102 Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Phy. for Polysomnography
A course designed to develop knowledge of normal cardiopulmonary anatomy
and physiology and the pathophysiology needed by personnel employed in a
sleep lab. Topics covered include: breathing, respiration, gas exchange, oxygen
uptake and delivery mechanisms. Anatomy of the cardiovascular system
including the blood, blood vessels, and heart. The application and interpretation
of basic ECG’s and the recognition of arrhythmias. Physiology of the
cardiovascular system including cardiac contraction, the concepts of preload,
afterload, and contractillity. Corequisites: None.
Prerequisites: Admission to the program.
Offered: On demand.
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