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 3
NDSS 3102 3
RESP 4103 3
SPRING NDSS 3104 3
NURN 4201 2
NDSS 4105 3
SUMMER I & II NDSS 3405 3
TOTAL 20

 

Year 2

SEMESTER COURSE CREDITS
FALL NDSS 4101 3
RESP 4102 3
NDSS 4104 3
SPRING
NDSS 4406 3
NDSS 4107 6
TOTAL 18

 

NDSS Course Listing & Descriptions

NDSS 3101 Pathophysiology of Sleep, Neurological, and Related Disorders (3) FALL

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.

NDSS 3102 Neurological and Sleep Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Monitoring Services (3) FALL

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.

NDSS 3104 Advanced Sleep and Neurodiagnostic Clinical Procedures (3) SPRING

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.

NDSS 4105 Leadership in Healthcare Organizations (3) SPRING

This course focuses on the theories and practices of leadership in health care. Global, social, legal, political, economic, and ethical issues are explored.

NDSS 3405 Practicum (3) SUMMER

Description: Sleep disorders center and clinical neurophysiology laboratory clinical experience.

NDSS 4101 Principles and Practice of Healthcare Education (3) FALL

This course provides a foundation in the principles and practice of healthcare education. Topics include instructional theories, design, learning outcomes, assessments, and evaluation.

NDSS 4104 Advanced Physiological Monitoring and Data Acquisition (3) FALL

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.

 

NDSS 4406 Internship (3) SPRING

Sleep and clinical neurophysiology laboratory educational/management internship with mentoring component.

NDSS 4107 Sleep and Neurodiagnostic Sciences Capstone (6) SPRING

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.