ANHB5535 Advanced Competency in Dental Sleep Medicine

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodOnlineOnline
Non-standard teaching periodOnlineOnline
This unit is to be delivered in six online modules. It gives students the skills to evaluate and manage patients suitable for a surgical approach. The unit brings together learning from previous units to provide students with overall integration of the medical and dental knowledge, clinical skills and understanding pertaining to the role of dentists in the multidisciplinary management of obstructive sleep apnoea.
Students are able to (1) discuss the surgical principles related to management of sleep-disordered breathing; (2) understand the range of pre-surgical evaluations; (3) appreciate the selection of surgical procedures; (4) discuss the evidence for and against surgical interventions; (5) evaluate the effectiveness of oral appliance therapy in surgical cases; (6) demonstrate competency in the management oral appliance therapy for referred patients; and (7) present cases to peers in a manner that facilitates interdisciplinary management of patients.
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.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the case presentations component.

If the average grade for the case presentations fails to achieve 65%, students will be deemed to fail the unit. However, a 20minute Viva (by Skype) with 2 members of faculty or equivalent experts will be offered. If sufficient knowledge of the course content is demonstrated then an ungraded pass will be awarded.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Winthrop Professor Marc Tennant, Christopher Pantin and Professor Peter Eastwood
Unit rules
ANHB5530 Advanced Sleep Disorders and Anatomy of Sleep
ENRL5574 Dental Sleep Medicine in Practice 2 [DENT6103 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).
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-Z-1_2019_ONLINE]
Non-standard teaching period [TS-Z-3-2020]

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

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

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

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


Sleep and Breathing
American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

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