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This unit examines the paediatric aspects of the physiology of body systems and covers the ontogeny of sleep from embryo to adult; the neurophysiology of sleep; the respiratory system during sleep; the cardiovascular responses to sleep; and, using examples, the physiological concepts and interactions of the various human systems ramifying on sleep including nervous, respiratory, cardiac and muscular. The unit is delivered through online lectures and relevant readings.
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Not available in 2024 Online Online flexible
Students are able to (1) recognise the fundamental characteristics of sleep stages; (2) describe the concept of sleep architecture and its maturation; (3) discuss the uniqueness of the paediatric airway and the effects of sleep thereon; (4) explain the effect of sleep on respiratory control; (5) recognise and differentiate respiration and respiratory events including sleep stage effects; (6) describe brain-stem neurons' control of arousal; and (7) recognise and classify arousals.
Assessment is continuous through the unit and comprises (1) formative assessment—multiple-choice questions (MCQ), bulletin board interactive discussions; and (2) summative assessment—assignments based on the unit content and online lecture topics, which are both written and practical, and a MCQ final examination based on the entire unit content.
Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Jennifer Maul
- Unit rules
- a medicine, science
or allied health degree.
In line with University policy, international students must have demonstrated competence in the English language.
See English Language Competence (ELC) requirements.
Students must have computer facilities and access to the web from their location of study.
- PAED5702 Paediatric Sleep Science
Approved quota: 14—course quota
- Contact hours
- online tuition: 55 hours (5.5 hours per week for 10 weeks)
additional reading time required
- This is one of four units in the Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Sleep Science, offered by staff of the department of Respiratory Medicine at Princess Margaret Hospital, through the School of Paediatrics and Child Health, UWA. Contact the School on +61 8 9340 8591 or email [email protected] for further details.
- Texts supplied
Ambers, T. et al. eds. A Manual of Standardised Terminology, Techniques and Criteria for Scoring of States of Sleep and Wakefulness in Newborn Infants: Brain Research Institute, UCLA 1971
Rechtschaffen, A. and Kales, A., eds. A Manual of Standardised Terminology, Techniques and Scoring System for Sleep Stages of Human Subjects: Brain Research Institute, UCLA 1968
Relevant references from books and articles are available online through the UWA Library.
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- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
- Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.
Face to face
Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
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NO campus face-to-face attendance. All study and assessment requirements are online only. Unit includes some timetabled activities, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. In exceptional cases (noted in the Handbook) students may be required to participate in face-to-face laboratory classes when a return to UWA’s Crawley campus becomes possible in order to be awarded a final grade.
No attendance or regular contact is required, and all study requirements are completed either via correspondence and/or online submission.
Regular attendance is not required, but student attends the institution face to face on an agreed schedule for purposes of supervision and/or instruction.
Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.