UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ANHB5431 Fundamentals of Sleep Technology

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodOnlineOnline
Content This unit consists of six modules: (1) biopotentials and their measurement; (2) equipment and instrumentation (non-biopotential); (3) performing polysomnography (PSG); (4) reading, scoring and analysing sleep (I); (5) reading, scoring and analysing sleep (II); and (6) data management, confidentiality, ethics.

Students undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340) are advised to complete ANHB5432 Fundamentals of Sleep Biology first. Students undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210) or the Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320) are advised that this unit is a prerequisite for the intensive units ANHB5433 Sleep Technology in Practice and ANHB5434 Sleep Biology in Practice.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) apply basic principles of electrical activity and physics to the measurement of biopotentials; (2) explain the standard equipment and instrumentation utilised in laboratory-based and portable sleep monitoring systems; (3) differentiate the PSG protocols, MSLT, MWT, standard PSG and therapy PSG; (4) justify the presence/absence of sleep, sleep stage and normal/abnormal sleep based upon the signal characteristics from PSG; (5) perform basic analysis and scoring of sleep studies according to standard guidelines; and (6) recognise the significance of principles of data management, professionalism, ethical behaviour and medical confidentiality.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) continuous assessment for each module and (2) a final online examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Winthrop Professor Peter Eastwood and Assistant Professor Jennifer Walsh
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210) or Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320) or Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340) or Graduate Diploma in Human Biology (51320) or Master of Human Biology (53520)
Co-requisites: for students in the Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340) only: ANHB5532 Fundamentals of Dental Sleep Medicine
Contact hours no formal contact—students are able to seek assistance by email or phone. Students are expected to spend approximately 50 hours working through the online learning modules, readings and quizzes. Some additional study time is recommended (approximately 100 hours).
Unit OutlineTS-Z-1 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/ANHB5431/TS-Z-1/2017
TS-Z-3 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/ANHB5431/TS-Z-3/2017

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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