This course builds on previous knowledge & skills applicable to the practice of professional polysomnography.  This course provides an overview of professional concepts basic to the development of professionalism in polysomnography. Emphasis is placed on changes in the health care environment and the impact on the professional polysomnographer’s role. Accountability and responsibility issues as they relate to professional polysomnography are discussed.  The students will begin the development of a professional portfolio for use throughout the curriculum and in the professional practice settings.  (2 semester credit hours: 2 lecture hour)