ANHB5433 Sleep Technology in Practice

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode
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.
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.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online quizzes for each module; (2) final examination; and (3) active participation and professional conduct. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Peter Eastwood, Dr Jennifer Walsh & Dr Kathleen Maddison
Unit rules
enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210)
the Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320); ANHB5431 Fundamentals of Sleep Technology
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 (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.
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-Z-2_2019]

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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