PAED5706 Methods in Sleep Measurement
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Not available in 2019 Online Online
- Focusing on the paediatric aspects, this unit covers the underlying principles of the methods for monitoring multiple physiological variables related to sleep and includes basic equipment and specifications, units of measurement, the electroencephalogram (EEG), the electrooculogram (EOG), the electromyogram (EMG), the electrocardiogram (ECG), nasal and oral airflow, breathing effort at chest and abdomen, oximetry and carbon dioxide. The unit is delivered through online lectures and relevant readings.
- Students are able to (1) identify the physiological variables necessary to adequately investigate sleep disorders; (2) describe the physiological variables measured during sleep including application, preparation of sites and units of measurement; (3) explain the characteristics of the signals produced from the physiological measurements; (4) compare and contrast different methods for measuring similar parameters; and (5) explain relevant equipment specifications to achieve the best signals.
- Assessment is continuous through the unit and comprises (1) formative assessment—multiple-choice questions (MCQ), bulletin board interactive discussions; and (2) summative assessment—assignments based on the unit content and online lecture topics, which are both written and practical, and an MCQ final examination based on the entire unit content.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Jennifer Maul
- Unit rules
- Contact hours
- online tuition: 55 hours (5.5 hours per week for 10 weeks); additional reading time required
- This is one of four units in the Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Sleep Science, offered by staff of the Department of Respiratory Medicine at Princess Margaret Hospital, through the School of Paediatrics and Child Health, UWA. Contact the School on + 61 8 9340 8591 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
- Texts supplied
Ambers, T. et al. eds. A Manual of Standardised Terminology, Techniques and Criteria for Scoring of States of Sleep and Wakefulness in Newborn Infants: Brain Research Institute, UCLA 1971
Rechtschaffen, A. and Kales, A., eds. A Manual of Standardised Terminology, Techniques and Scoring System for Sleep Stages of Human Subjects: Brain Research Institute, UCLA 1968
Relevant references from books and articles are available online through the UWA Library.
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