PAED5708 Conducting Sleep Studies
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Not available in 2020 Online Online
- Focusing on the paediatric aspects, this unit involves establishing international standard quality control and quality assurance procedures in the sleep laboratory. It includes setting up and managing a sleep laboratory, developing a basic laboratory manual, conducting basic and more complex studies, positive pressure titration, limited and portable studies and appraising new techniques. The unit is delivered through online lectures and relevant readings.
- Students are able to (1) identify the requirements for establishing and maintaining a paediatric sleep laboratory, including developing a laboratory manual; (2) describe how to conduct sleep studies, both basic and complex, to diagnose sleep disorders; (3) accurately record the titration protocol of positive pressure studies; (4) list what parameters are required in a limited study to provide adequate data; (5) describe how to conduct portable sleep studies; and (6) accurately evaluate and implement new techniques.
- 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)
- Dr Jennifer Maul
- Unit rules
- PAED5705 Physiology of Sleep Responses (formerly PAED8705 Physiology of Sleep Responses), PAED5706 Methods in Sleep Measurement (formerly PAED8706 Methods in Sleep Measurement), and PAED5707 Clinical Applications of Sleep Responses (formerly PAED8707 Clinical Applications of Sleep Responses). Students must have computer facilities and access to the web from their location of study.
- PAED5702 Paediatric Sleep Science
Approved quota: 14—according to 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 [email protected] for further details.
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.
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- 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. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. 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. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.