This clinical course is designed to provide a broad clinical experience. This will include
the development of caseload, technical and diagnostic skills. Upon completion, students should
be proficient with the necessary educational and technical skills to allow them to practice
these in their own clinical environment.
- You will function as a Polysomnographic Trainee.
- You will be exposed to all aspects of the discipline of polysomnography.
- You will develop some understanding about the processes used in booking patients and
prioritizing cases, including the use of non-invasive ventilators and continuous positive
airway pressure (CPAP) units.
- You will be capable of doing complete electrode and sensor applications with satisfactory
signal reception and electrode impedance.
- You will gain experience in and develop the necessary skills to become competent in the
recognition and methods of troubleshooting artifacts.
- You will develop and demonstrate the necessary familiarity to:
- Anticipate the monitoring required for specific cases.
- Set up equipment and monitoring effectiveness.
- Make changes where appropriate to satisfy clinical safety issues.
- You will be able to recognize clinically relevant signs and symptoms of patient
- You will develop skills in:
- Calibration of equipment
- Preparation of necessary set-up tray
- Electrode application and removal
- Sensor application and removal
- Sleep stage scoring and electroencephalographic arousal recognition
- Event recognition, scoring, and formulation of reports
- MSLT recording and reporting
Level 1-Electrode and Sensor Application, and Signal Calibration Procedures
Level 2-All Night Sleep Recording
Level 3-Sleep Staging and Event Scoring
Level 4-Adjuncts to Sleep Recording Diagnostics
Level 5-Data Acquisition and Reporting
Required text and materials
The following text would have been purchased in POLY 3011 and 3031. If students did not take
POLY 3011 and 3031 and/or don't already own the required textbook, please be aware that
students will need to purchase it. To do so, please contact Enrolment Services at
email@example.com or 1.800.663.9711 (toll-free in Canada), 250.852.7000 (Kamloops, BC), and
- Mattice, C., Brooks, R., Lee-Chiong, T. (Eds.) (2020). Fundamentals of sleep
technology. (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health.
This course is assessed on the basis of a student's completion of the checklists in the
competency manual. The student must consistently meet the clinical objectives at an acceptable
level. Successful completion of all aspects of the evaluation will result in a successful
completion of this course. No grades are issued; the transcript for POLY 3041 will read "COM"
(Complete) or "NCG" (No Credit Granted).