Sleep and Body Function (SLEE5017)
UNIT OF STUDY
Aims: To understand the changes in function of other organ systems in relation to sleep; to understand the effect of sleep on other organ systems and particular the effect of sleep disorders on the function of the body generally; to understand the changes that occur in sleep when the body is challenged by other diseases. Content: Hypertension, Stroke and Cardiovascular Function: Sleep and the problems associated with it in relation to cardiovascular problems will be discussed in this module. In addition, the association with sleep-disordered breathing will be discussed. Disruption of Rhythm: Shift work, jet lag and sleep disruption lead to generalized physiological and immunological problems. Gastrointestinal Physiology: The alterations in autonomic function during sleep have effects on gastrointestinal motility and function. As well as the normal gastrointestinal function during sleep, pathological conditions such as gastrooesophageal reflux will be discussed. Immunological Responses: Sleep is affected by bacterial challenge and other alterations of immunological state. These considerations are examined.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Sleep Medicine)
- Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine (Sleep Medicine)
- Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Sleep Medicine)
- Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine (Sleep Medicine)
- Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Sleep Medicine)
- Master of Medicine (Sleep Medicine)
- Master of Science in Medicine (Advanced) (Sleep Medicine)
- Master of Science in Medicine (Sleep Medicine)
Further unit of study information
1x online quiz (50%), 1x exam (50%)
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