ANHB5452 Adult Sleep Science
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period Online Online Non-standard teaching period Online Online
- This unit consists of six modules: (1) history, anatomy and neurobiology of sleep; (2) pathophysiology of adult sleep disorders; (3) performing adult sleep studies (technology); (4) performing adult sleep studies (technology II); (5) diagnosis and treatment of adult sleep disorders; and (6) scoring and staging adult sleep studies.
- Students are able to (1) summarise the major causes and consequences of acute and chronic sleep deprivation in adults, and compare the effectiveness of different treatment strategies, including behavioural and pharmacological interventions; (2) summarise the detrimental influences of jet lag and shift work on circadian biology and the consequences on performance; (3) list the most important measurements required to perform an adult overnight sleep study and explain the contribution of each measurement to describing sleep behaviour; (4) apply understanding of the pathophysiology of adult sleep-disordered breathing to distinguish between an appropriate or inappropriate treatment; (5) explain the standard equipment and instrumentation utilised in adult laboratory-based and portable sleep monitoring systems; (6) differentiate the PSG protocols for MSLT, MWT, standard PSG and therapy PSG; (7) perform basic analysis and scoring of adult sleep studies according to standard guidelines; and (8) summarise the principles of data management, professionalism, ethical behaviour and medical confidentiality in an adult sleep laboratory.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) multiple-choice quizzes and (2) a final 90-minute online examination. 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
- PAED5705 Physiology of Sleep Responses; PAED5706 Methods in Sleep Measurement; PAED5707 Clinical Applications of Sleep Responses;
PAED5708 Conducting Sleep Studies
- ANHB5431 Fundamentals of Sleep Technology; ANHB5432 Fundamentals of Sleep Biology; ANHB5433 Sleep Technology in Practice; ANHB5434 Sleep Biology in Practice; PAED5702 Paediatric Sleep Science
- Contact hours
- no formal contact—students are able to seek assistance by email or phone. Students are expected to spend approximately 40 hours working through the online learning modules, readings and quizzes. Some additional study time is recommended.
Kryger, M. H. et al. eds Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 4th edn: Elsevier Saunders 2005
Kryger, M. H., ed. Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine: Elsevier Saunders c.2010
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
Rechtschaffen, A. and Kales, A. A Manual of Standardised Terminology, Techniques and Scoring System for Sleep Stages of Human Subjects: Brain Research Institute 1968
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- 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.