ANHB5452 Adult Sleep Science

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodOnlineOnline
Non-standard teaching periodOnlineOnline
This unit consists of six modules: (1) history, anatomy and neurobiology of sleep; (2) pathophysiology of adult sleep disorders; (3) performing adult sleep studies (technology); (4) performing adult sleep studies (technology II); (5) diagnosis and treatment of adult sleep disorders; and (6) scoring and staging adult sleep studies.
Students are able to (1) summarise the major causes and consequences of acute and chronic sleep deprivation in adults, and compare the effectiveness of different treatment strategies, including behavioural and pharmacological interventions; (2) summarise the detrimental influences of jet lag and shift work on circadian biology and the consequences on performance; (3) list the most important measurements required to perform an adult overnight sleep study and explain the contribution of each measurement to describing sleep behaviour; (4) apply understanding of the pathophysiology of adult sleep-disordered breathing to distinguish between an appropriate or inappropriate treatment; (5) explain the standard equipment and instrumentation utilised in adult laboratory-based and portable sleep monitoring systems; (6) differentiate the PSG protocols for MSLT, MWT, standard PSG and therapy PSG; (7) perform basic analysis and scoring of adult sleep studies according to standard guidelines; and (8) summarise the principles of data management, professionalism, ethical behaviour and medical confidentiality in an adult sleep laboratory.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) multiple-choice quizzes and (2) a final 90-minute online examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Peter Eastwood and Dr Jennifer Walsh
Unit rules
PAED5705 Physiology of Sleep Responses; PAED5706 Methods in Sleep Measurement; PAED5707 Clinical Applications of Sleep Responses;
PAED5708 Conducting Sleep Studies
ANHB5431 Fundamentals of Sleep Technology; ANHB5432 Fundamentals of Sleep Biology; ANHB5433 Sleep Technology in Practice; ANHB5434 Sleep Biology in Practice; PAED5702 Paediatric Sleep Science
Contact hours
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.
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-Z-1_2019_ONLINE]
Non-standard teaching period [TS-Z-3_2019_ONLINE]

Kryger, M. H. et al. eds Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 4th edn: Elsevier Saunders 2005

Kryger, M. H., ed. Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine: Elsevier Saunders c.2010

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

Rechtschaffen, A. and Kales, A. A Manual of Standardised Terminology, Techniques and Scoring System for Sleep Stages of Human Subjects: Brain Research Institute 1968

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