UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ANHB5433 Sleep Technology in Practice

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Content This unit consists of six modules: (1) professional conduct; (2) instrumentation for sleep staging; (3) ancillary instrumentation; (4) polysomnography (PSG) software; (5) overnight monitoring and documentation; and (6) portable sleep monitoring devices.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) clearly and appropriately explain testing procedures, rules and restrictions to patients; (2) set up and calibrate the instruments required for a laboratory-based or portable sleep study, including the creation and modification of a standard montage for polysomnographic recording; (3) set up a patient for laboratory-based or portable sleep studies; (4) monitor a patient overnight, perform relevant observations, troubleshoot electrical and mechanical problems and optimise signal quality when necessary; and (5) evaluate and contrast technologies available for monitoring sleep.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) multiple-choice quizzes; (2) a final examination; and (3) a written report. 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
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210) or the Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320); ANHB5431 Fundamentals of Sleep Technology
Co-requisites: ANHB5434 Sleep Biology in Practice
Approved quota: 40—on a first-come, first-served basis
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 and 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. Online pre- and post-readings and reports are required prior to and following this two-week period (approximately 50 hours) plus additional study.
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/ANHB5433/TS-Z-2/2017

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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