ANHB5434 Sleep Biology in Practice
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Multi-mode
- This unit consists of six modules: (1) sleep staging; (2) respiratory scoring; (3) other scoring and report generation; (4) Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP); (5) NIV and O2; and (6) Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) and Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT).
- Students are able to (1) perform scoring of sleep studies according to standard guidelines; (2) recognise the need for CPAP intervention and perform according to a physician's referral and established guidelines; (3) perform and analyse a MSLT and MWT; and (4) generate polysomnography (PSG) reports and modify report structure according to PSG protocol.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) online quizzes for each module; (2) final examination; (3) sleep study analysis; and (4) 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, scenario/practical sessions in the sleep laboratory. This component of the unit is predominantly practical and involves some night/evening sessions (approximately 45 hours) and additional study. Familiarisation with sleep scoring practices and assessment of sleep scoring abilities are required online prior to this two-week period (approximately 50 hours) and 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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