ANHB5434 Sleep Biology in Practice
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Not available in 2021 UWA (Perth) Multi-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
- 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
- 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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- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.