UWA's admission requirements for some postgraduate courses have changed for Semester 2, 2020 to facilitate student access to study during the COVID-19 situation. In many cases, these changes may not be extended beyond 2020. Contact Future Students for more information.
Graduate Certificate in Sleep Science
This course provides students with an understanding of sleep and circadian biology and the skills to use sophisticated equipment and instrumentation in order to perform laboratory-based and portable sleep studies as well as apply different protocols to sleep monitoring and perform basic scoring and analysis of sleep studies. Online and laboratory-based units are used to synthesise knowledge and ensure translation of this knowledge into practical competencies.
Students are expected to be in Perth for two weeks (June/July) to undertake the intensive practical component of the course.
- Course title
- Graduate Certificate in Sleep Science
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- postgraduate certificate
- current / 2020
- Administered by
- Faculty of Science
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year (mid-year intake for part-time study only)
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Professional accreditation
- Graduate Certificate in Sleep Science is accredited by: Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT).
- Standard course duration
- 0.5 years
- Time limit
- 2 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Peter Eastwood
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take all units (24 points):
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|NS||ANHB5431||Fundamentals of Sleep Technology||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).|
|NS||ANHB5432||Fundamentals of Sleep Biology||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).|
|NS||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 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.|
|NS||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, 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.|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in 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).
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.
(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
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
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.
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.