Curriculum

Courses and Suggested Sequence

Note: Course names and numbers reflect the UNC Charlotte catalog. Students will enroll in courses through UNC Charlotte.

Year 1

Semester

Course

Credits

Fall

NDSS 3101 - Pathophysiology of Sleep, Neurological, and Related Disorders

3

 

NDSS 3102 - Neurological and Sleep Diagnostic and Therapeutic Methods, and Monitoring Services

RESP 4103 - Evidence-Based Practice

3


3

Spring

NDSS 3104 - Advanced Sleep and Neurodiagnostic Clinical Procedures

3

 

NURN 4201 - Information Technology: Applications in Health Care

2

Summer I and II

NDSS 3405 - Practicum

3

Total

 

17

 

Year 2

Semester

Course

Credits

Fall

NDSS 4101 - Principles and Practice of Healthcare Education

3

 

RESP 4102 - Program Administration

3


NDSS 4104 - Advanced Physiological Monitoring and Data Acquisition

3

Spring

 

NDSS 4105- Leadership in Healthcare Organizations

3

 

NDSS 4406 - Internship

NDSS 4107 - Sleep and Neurodiagnostic Sciences Capstone

3

6

Total

 

21

 

NDSS Course Listing & Descriptions

NDSS 3101 Pathophysiology of Sleep, Neurological, and Related Disorders (3) Description: This course is a study of diseases that affect the sleep/wake cycle, the nervous system and psychiatric and behavioral disorders.  Topics include etiology, clinical manifestations, pharmacology, disease prevention, and treatment. Fall

NDSS 3102 Neurological and Sleep Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Monitoring Services (3) Description: This course explores current services of sleep centers and neurophysiology laboratories.  Topics include quality assurance, clinical reasoning, evidence based practice, instrument performance verification, polysomnography, electroencephalography, multiple sleep latency test, maintenance of wakefulness test, long term epilepsy monitoring, and cardiopulmonary assessment and monitoring. Laboratory sessions provide practical experience in advanced clinical procedures in neurodiagnostics and sleep science. Fall

NDSS 3104 Advanced Sleep and Neurodiagnostic Clinical Procedures (3) Description: This course explores advanced clinical procedures performed in sleep centers and neurophysiology laboratories.  Topics include patient assessment, suggested immobilization test, ambulatory EEG, actigraphy, portable monitoring, dental sleep medicine, nocturnal ventilator support, and current issues and trends. Laboratory sessions provide practical experience in advanced clinical procedures in neurodiagnostics and sleep science. Spring

NDSS 3405 Practicum (3) Description: Sleep disorders center and clinical neurophysiology laboratory clinical experience. Summer

NDSS 4101 Principles and Practice of Healthcare Education (3) Description: This course provides a foundation in the principles and practice of healthcare education.  Topics include instructional theories, design, learning outcomes, assessments, and evaluation. Fall

NDSS 4104 Advanced Physiological Monitoring and Data Acquisition (3) Description: This course explores the advanced clinical procedures performed in clinical neurophysiology laboratories and operating rooms. Topics include nerve conduction velocity testing, autonomic testing, electronystagmography; visual, brainstem auditory, and somatosensory evoked potentials, intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring, and equipment verification, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Laboratory sessions provide practical experience in neurophysiologic monitoring techniques. Fall

NDSS 4105 Leadership in Healthcare Organizations (3) Description: This course focuses on the theories and practices of leadership in health care.  Global, social, legal, political, economic, and ethical issues are explored. Spring

NDSS 4406 Internship (3) Description: Sleep and clinical neurophysiology laboratory educational/management internship with mentoring component. Spring

NDSS 4107 Sleep and Neurodiagnostic Sciences Capstone (6) Description: Students complete a project and presentation culminating from the undergraduate course of study. Project topics are current and relevant within the professional discipline and will provide students the opportunity to summarize, evaluate, and integrate knowledge gained throughout the undergraduate major. This course is available to seniors nearing graduation and requires permission of instructor to enroll. Spring