PAED5707 Clinical Applications of Sleep Responses

6 points
Not available in 2020OnlineOnline
This unit covers the recognition of paediatric medical disorders occurring during sleep or that are related to sleep and which require a sleep study, the interpretation of quantitative information and subsequent diagnosis. Topics include definitions, obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, central sleep apnoea syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, narcolepsy, insomnia, hyper somnolence, nocturnal epilepsy, positive pressure support and paediatric issues. The unit is delivered through online lectures and relevant readings.
Students are able to (1) recommend a sleep study in response to appropriate symptoms; (2) request the appropriate physiological variables to be analysed; (3) quote with examples the various definitions used to describe the recorded parameters; (4) interpret the results of a sleep study; (5) describe the various sleep conditions; (6) diagnose and devise appropriate management strategies; and (7) recognise the need for appropriate positive pressure support intervention.
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 an MCQ final examination based on the entire unit content.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Ms Jennifer Jeffery
Unit rules
PAED5705 Physiology of Sleep Responses (formerly PAED8705 Physiology of Sleep Responses)
PAED5706 Methods in Sleep Measurement (formerly PAED8706 Methods in Sleep Measurement). Students must have computer facilities and access to the web from their location of study.
PAED5702 Paediatric Sleep Science
Approved quota: 14—course applications
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 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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