ANHB5434 Sleep Biology in Practice

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode
This unit consists of six modules: (1) sleep staging; (2) respiratory scoring; (3) other scoring and report generation; (4) Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP); (5) NIV and O2; and (6) Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) and Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT).
Students are able to (1) perform scoring of sleep studies according to standard guidelines; (2) recognise the need for CPAP intervention and perform according to a physician's referral and established guidelines; (3) perform and analyse a MSLT and MWT; and (4) generate polysomnography (PSG) reports and modify report structure according to PSG protocol.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online quizzes for each module; (2) final examination; (3) sleep study analysis; and (4) 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 either the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210) or the Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320) and ANHB5431 Fundamentals of Sleep Technology
ANHB5433 Sleep Technology 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, 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.

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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