PAED5708 Conducting Sleep Studies

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2019OnlineOnline
Content
Focusing on the paediatric aspects, this unit involves establishing international standard quality control and quality assurance procedures in the sleep laboratory. It includes setting up and managing a sleep laboratory, developing a basic laboratory manual, conducting basic and more complex studies, positive pressure titration, limited and portable studies and appraising new techniques. The unit is delivered through online lectures and relevant readings.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify the requirements for establishing and maintaining a paediatric sleep laboratory, including developing a laboratory manual; (2) describe how to conduct sleep studies, both basic and complex, to diagnose sleep disorders; (3) accurately record the titration protocol of positive pressure studies; (4) list what parameters are required in a limited study to provide adequate data; (5) describe how to conduct portable sleep studies; and (6) accurately evaluate and implement new techniques.
Assessment
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
Prerequisites:
PAED5705 Physiology of Sleep Responses (formerly PAED8705 Physiology of Sleep Responses), PAED5706 Methods in Sleep Measurement (formerly PAED8706 Methods in Sleep Measurement),
and
PAED5707 Clinical Applications of Sleep Responses (formerly PAED8707 Clinical Applications of Sleep Responses). Students must have computer facilities and access to the web from their location of study.
Incompatibility:
PAED5702 Paediatric Sleep Science
Approved quota: 14—according to course applications
Contact hours
online tuition: 55 hours (5.5 hours per week for 10 weeks); additional reading time required
Note
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 gradcerts@meddent.uwa.edu.au for further details.
Texts

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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