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ANHB5534 Dental Sleep Medicine in Practice

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2021OnlineOnline flexible
Content
This unit is to be delivered in six online modules. Students learn about assessment of medical and dental conditions as well as relevant imaging and other techniques to screen patients referred for treatment of sleep disordered breathing. This includes the use of lateral cephalometry and panoramic radiographs. The use of cone beam volumetric tomography and magnetic resonance imaging and evidence supporting their specific uses in sleep apnoea cases are learning outcomes of the unit. At the completion of the unit students have the skills to use evidence-based predictors of treatment outcomes. The unit focuses on discussions of history, examination, clinical tests and treatment planning for a series of cases. A templated approach to development of diagnostic skills and selection of treatment option alternatives are presented for students.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) have an understanding of panoramic and lateral cephalometric image formation; (2) demonstrate ability to interpret panoramic and cephalometric images; (3) discuss the advantages, disadvantages and limitations of complex imaging modalities in the diagnosis and management of sleep disordered breathing; (4) discuss the advantages, disadvantages and limitations of other clinical assessments and measurements in the diagnosis and management of sleep disordered breathing; (5) evaluate patient history and clinical information derived from examinations and clinical studies; (6) synthesise history and clinical information to formulate a treatment plan as part of a multidisciplinary team; and (7) demonstrate ability to present cases to peers and medical specialists.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online quizzes and assignments and (2) case presentations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Winthrop Professor Marc Tennant and Mr Christopher Pantin
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
nil
Co-requisites:
ANHB5456 Clinical Research and Biostatistics or ANHB5531 Research and Biostatistics for Dental Sleep Medicine
Incompatibility:
ENRL5573 Dental Sleep Medicine in Practice 1 [DENT6102 UA]
Contact hours
no formal contact—students are able to seek assistance by email or phone. Students are expected to spend approx. 50 hours working through the online learning modules, readings and quizzes. Some additional study time is recommended (approx. 100 hours).
Texts

Kryger, M. H., Roth, T. and Dement, W. C. Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 5th edn: Saunders 2011

Bailey, D. R. ed. Dentistry's Role in Sleep Medicine: Sleep Medicine Clinics, vol. 5, no. 1, March 2010: Saunders 2010

Attanasio, R. and Bailey, D. R. Dental Management of Sleep Disorders: Wiley-Blackwell 2009

Lavigne, G.J., Cistulli, P. A. and Smith, M. T., eds Sleep Medicine for Dentists: a Practical Overview: Quintessence 2013

Journals

Chest
Sleep
Sleep and Breathing
American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

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