Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science
This course provides advanced competencies for a sleep technologist, based on a higher order of theoretical content than the certificate. It provides students with advanced practical skills in adult and paediatric sleep scoring and application of therapies for sleep disorders and practical skills in management of a sleep laboratory.
Students will be expected to be in Perth for two weeks in June/July and again in November/December to undertake the two intensive practical components of the course.
- Course title
- Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- postgraduate diploma
- current / 2019
- Administered by
- Faculty of Science
- 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
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1 year
- Time limit
- 4 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Peter Eastwood
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
While the majority of the course is online, mixed mode units require students to attend UWA in person for two weeks of intensive practical tuition in June/July and again in November/December. Students are responsible for arranging their own accommodation, transport, etc.
Take all units (48 points):
|NS||ANHB5431||Fundamentals of Sleep Technology|
|NS||ANHB5432||Fundamentals of Sleep Biology|
|NS||ANHB5433||Sleep Technology in Practice|
|NS||ANHB5434||Sleep Biology in Practice|
|NS||ANHB5453||Advanced Sleep Technology and Laboratory Management|
|NS||ANHB5454||Advanced Sleep Scoring|
|NS||ANHB5456||Clinical Research and Biostatistics|
|NS||ANHB5457||Advanced Competencies in Sleep Science|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The http://matrix-prod.its.uwa.edu.au/handbooks2019/postgraduate/student-procedures'>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).
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.
(c) successfully completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either anatomy and human biology, biomedical science, medicine, or health science; or in a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 51210 Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (24 points)
- 52320 Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (48 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
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.
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
14. Students who hold the Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Sleep Science (91250) and have been granted 18 points credit, are required to complete 24 points from group A and the unit, ANHB5452 Adult Sleep Science.