ANHB5433 Sleep Technology in Practice
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Multi-mode
- This unit consists of six modules: (1) professional conduct; (2) instrumentation for sleep staging; (3) ancillary instrumentation; (4) polysomnography (PSG) software; (5) overnight monitoring and documentation; and (6) portable sleep monitoring devices.
- Students are able to (1) clearly and appropriately explain testing procedures, rules and restrictions to patients; (2) set up and calibrate the instruments required for a laboratory-based or portable sleep study, including the creation and modification of a standard montage for polysomnographic recording; (3) set up a patient for laboratory-based or portable sleep studies; (4) monitor a patient overnight, perform relevant observations, troubleshoot electrical and mechanical problems and optimise signal quality when necessary; and (5) evaluate and contrast technologies available for monitoring sleep.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) online quizzes for each module; (2) final examination; and (3) active participation and professional conduct. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Peter Eastwood and Dr Jennifer Walsh
- Unit rules
- Contact hours
- The practical component of the unit runs over two weeks in June/July when students need to attend UWA in person. The unit includes lectures and scenario/practical sessions in the sleep laboratory. This component of the unit is predominantly practical and involves some night/evening sessions (approx. 45 hours) and additional study. Online pre-readings and reports are required prior to this two-week period (approx. 50 hours) plus additional study.
- Unit Outline
Kryger, M. H. et al. eds Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 4th edn: Elsevier Saunders 2005
Rechtschaffen, A. and Kales, A. A Manual of Standardised Terminology, Techniques and Scoring System for Sleep Stages of Human Subjects: Brain Research Institute 1968
Iber, C. et al. The AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events—Rules, Terminology and Technical Specifications: American Academy of Sleep Medicine 2007
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- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.