ANHB5530 Advanced Sleep Disorders and Anatomy of Sleep

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodOnlineOnline
Non-standard teaching periodOnlineOnline
This unit focuses on the anatomical basis for sleep disorders and their treatment. It provides a clear focus on the dentally relevent aspects as well as the wider anatomical background so the student gains a comprehensive understanding of the current knowledge of the anatomy associated with obstructive sleep apnoea. Students are assumed to have access to a sleep laboratory or clinic near their home or practice, where they can develop a relationship with a local respiratory physician or dedicated sleep physician who can act as a mentor as well as facilitate sleep laboratory visits.
Students are able to (1) explain the basic principles of the development of the head and neck pertinent to sleep science; (2) explain the complex interaction of anatomy and neurophysiology in the control of structures of the nasal cavity, pharynx and larynx; and (3) recognise the significance of principles of growth and development during childhood that can influence airway patency.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) continuous assessment 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
ANHB5534 Dental Sleep Medicine in Practice
Contact hours
no formal contact—students are able to seek assistance by email or phone. Students are expected to spend approximately 50 hours working through the online learning modules, readings and quizzes. Some additional study time is recommended (approximately 100 hours).
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-Z-1_2019_ONLINE]
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