Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science

This course provides students with an understanding of sleep and circadian biology and the skills to use sophisticated equipment and instrumentation in order to perform laboratory-based and portable sleep studies as well as apply different protocols to sleep monitoring and perform basic scoring and analysis of sleep studies. Online and laboratory-based units are used to synthesise knowledge and ensure translation of this knowledge into practical competencies.

Students are expected to be in Perth for two weeks (June/July) to undertake the intensive practical component of the course.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science
Award abbreviation
GradCertAdultSSc
Course code
51210
Course type
postgraduate certificate
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Science

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year (mid-year intake for part-time study only)
Attendance type
full- or part-time
Credit points required
24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Professional accreditation
Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science is accredited by: Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT).
Standard course duration
0.5 years
Time limit
2 years
Delivery mode
multi-mode
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Peter Eastwood
Fees
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Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSANHB5431Fundamentals of Sleep Technology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210) or Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320) or Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340) or Graduate Diploma in Human Biology (51320) or Master of Human Biology (53520)
Co-requisites:
for students in the Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340) only: ANHB5532 Fundamentals of Dental Sleep Medicine
NSANHB5432Fundamentals of Sleep Biology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in either the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210), Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320), Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340), Master of Biomedical Science (71520), Master of Health Science (71540), Graduate Diploma in Human Biology (51320), Master of Human Biology (53520), Master of Work Health and Safety (74530) or in consultation with the unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
for students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210) or Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science 52320: ANHB5431 Fundamentals of Sleep Technology for students who commence their course at the start of the year, but not for the students who commence their course in July
NSANHB5433Sleep Technology in Practice
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210) or the Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320); ANHB5431 Fundamentals of Sleep Technology
Co-requisites:
ANHB5434 Sleep Biology in Practice
NSANHB5434Sleep Biology in Practice
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210) or the Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320); ANHB5431 Fundamentals of Sleep Technology
Co-requisites:
ANHB5433 Sleep Technology in Practice

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) (i) a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; or

(ii) a level and duration of health-related education and professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course;

and

(b) a current National Police Certificate1, or equivalent certification, indicating no criminal conviction.

1Currency of a National Police Certificate is 12 months.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 51210 Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (24 points)
  • 52320 Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (48 points)
Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10. A student who fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' unless the Faculty determines otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.