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PAED5705 Physiology of Sleep Responses

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2021OnlineOnline flexible
Content
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.
Outcomes
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
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.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Jennifer Maul
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
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.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
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
Note
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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