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Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science

This course provides advanced competencies for a sleep technologist, based on a higher order of theoretical content than the certificate. It provides students with advanced practical skills in adult and paediatric sleep scoring and application of therapies for sleep disorders and practical skills in management of a sleep laboratory.

Students will be expected to be in Perth for two weeks in June/July and again in November/December to undertake the two intensive practical components of the course.

Course structure

Note: This course is only available to re-enrolling students.

Key to availability of units:
NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

While the majority of the course is online, mixed mode units require students to attend UWA in person for two weeks of intensive practical tuition in June/July and again in November/December. Students are responsible for arranging their own accommodation, transport, etc.

Take all units (48 points):

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSANHB5431Fundamentals of Sleep Technology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in either the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210), Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320), Graduate Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine (52350) or Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340)
Co-requisites:
for students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine (52350) or Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340): ANHB5532 Fundamentals of Dental Sleep Medicine
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).
NSANHB5432Fundamentals of Sleep Biology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in either the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210), Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320), Graduate Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine (52350), Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340), Master of Biomedical Science (71520), Master of Health Science (71540), Master of Work Health and Safety (74530) or in consultation with the unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
for students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210) or Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science 52320: ANHB5431 Fundamentals of Sleep Technology for students who commence their course at the start of the year, but not for the students who commence their course in July
no formal contact—students are able to seek assistance by email or phone. Students are expected to spend approx. 50 hours working through the online learning modules, readings and quizzes. Some additional study time is recommended (approx. 100 hours).
NSANHB5433Sleep Technology in Practice
Prerequisites:
enrolment in either the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210) or the Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320) and ANHB5431 Fundamentals of Sleep Technology
Co-requisites:
ANHB5434 Sleep Biology in Practice
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 (approx. 45 hours) and additional study. Online pre-readings and reports are required prior to this two-week period (approx. 50 hours) plus additional study.
NSANHB5434Sleep Biology in Practice
Prerequisites:
enrolment in either the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210) or the Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320) and ANHB5431 Fundamentals of Sleep Technology
Co-requisites:
ANHB5433 Sleep Technology in Practice
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, 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. Familiarisation with sleep scoring practices and assessment of sleep scoring abilities are required online prior to this two-week period (approximately 50 hours) and additional study.
NSANHB5453Advanced Sleep Technology and Laboratory Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320); ANHB5457 Advanced Competencies in Sleep Science
Co-requisites:
ANHB5454 Advanced Sleep Scoring
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-readings and reports are required prior to this two-week period (approximately 50 hours) and additional study.
NSANHB5454Advanced Sleep Scoring
Prerequisites:
ANHB5457 Advanced Competencies in Sleep Science
Co-requisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320); ANHB5453 Advanced Sleep Technology and Laboratory Management
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 sleep study scoring and report writing are required prior to this two-week period (approximately 50 hours) and additional study.
NSANHB5456Clinical Research and Biostatistics
Prerequisites:
completion of the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210) or [Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Sleep Science (91250) and ANHB5452 Adult Sleep Science] or enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340)
Co-requisites:
for students enrolled in Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320) only: ANHB5457 Advanced Competencies in Sleep Science; for students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340) only: ANHB5533 Oral Appliance Therapy in Sleep Disordered Breathing
Incompatibility:
ANHB5531 Research and Biostatistics for Dental Sleep Medicine
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).
NSANHB5457Advanced Competencies in Sleep Science
Prerequisites:
(ANHB5431 Fundamentals of Sleep Technology, ANHB5432 Fundamentals of Sleep Biology, ANHB5433 Sleep Technology in Practice and ANHB5434 Sleep Biology in Practice) or (PAED5705 Physiology of Sleep Responses, PAED5706 Methods in Sleep Measurement, PAED5707 Clinical Applications of Sleep Responses and PAED5708 Conducting Sleep Studies)
Co-requisites:
for Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Sleep Science students only: ANHB5452 Adult Sleep Science
no formal contact—students are able to seek assistance by email or phone. Students are expected to spend approximately 40 hours working through the online learning modules, readings and quizzes. Some additional study time is recommended.

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Note: This course is only available to re-enrolling students.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;

and

(c) successfully completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either anatomy and human biology, biomedical science, medicine, or health science; or in a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA

(2) Applicants must have a current National Police Certificate of no more than 12 months old, or equivalent certification, indicating no criminal conviction.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 51210 Graduate Certificate in Sleep Science (24 points)
  • 52320 Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (48 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10. A student who fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' unless the Faculty decides otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.

Additional rules
Credit

13. The Faculty may grant students who hold the Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Sleep Science (91250) up to 18 points credit.

Other rules

14. Students who hold the Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Sleep Science (91250) and have been granted 18 points credit, are required to complete 24 points from group A and the unit, ANHB5452 Adult Sleep Science.