UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ANHB5453 Advanced Sleep Technology and Laboratory Management

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Content This unit consists of three modules: (1) advanced sleep studies and therapies; (2) advanced instrumentation and technology for sleep monitoring; and (3) laboratory management.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) perform complex sleep studies in adult and paediatric populations using advanced physiological monitoring technologies; (2) demonstrate application, interpretation and titration of appropriate complex therapies for respiratory sleep disorders in adult and paediatric populations; and (3) explain appropriate laboratory management practices for adults in laboratory- and home-based sleep clinics and paediatric sleep laboratories.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) online quizzes; (2) a written report; and (3) a final 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
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320); ANHB5457 Advanced Competencies in Sleep Science
Co-requisites: ANHB5454 Advanced Sleep Scoring
Approved quota: 25—on a first-come, first-served basis
Contact hours The practical component of the unit runs over two weeks in November/December 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) and additional study.
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/ANHB5453/TS-Z-4/2017

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

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