ANHB5457 Advanced Competencies in Sleep Science

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodOnlineOnline
Non-standard teaching periodOnlineOnline
This unit consists of six modules: (1) advanced sleep disorders; (2) advanced therapies; (3) advanced monitoring; (4) advanced technology; (5) sleep laboratory management I; and (6) sleep laboratory management II.
Students are able to (1) describe the pathophysiology, assessment and treatment of a number of complex sleep disorders and their relationship with other medical conditions; (2) critically review the suitability of existing and novel therapies for the treatment of respiratory sleep disorders; (3) summarise the advantages and limitations of existing technologies and monitoring platforms available for physiological monitoring during sleep; (4) outline financial, personnel management, rostering and Medicare/health insurance considerations for sleep laboratory management; and (5) describe techniques of evaluating and maintaining quality sleep assessment and treatment services.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online quizzes and (2) a final online examination. 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
(ANHB5431 Fundamentals of Sleep Technology, ANHB5432 Fundamentals of Sleep Biology, ANHB5433 Sleep Technology in Practice and ANHB5434 Sleep Biology in Practice) or (PAED5705 Physiology of Sleep Responses, PAED5706 Methods in Sleep Measurement, PAED5707 Clinical Applications of Sleep Responses and PAED5708 Conducting Sleep Studies)
for Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Sleep Science students only: ANHB5452 Adult 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]

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

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

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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