Sleep in Development (Adult) (SLEE5023)


Aims: To understand sleep and sleep disorders throughout life; to understand issues specific to adult sleep medicine and patient management. Content: Cardiorespiratory Physiology Through the Life-Cycle: This module charts the development of the cardiorespiratory systems from adolescence to old age with reference to sleep disorders. Sleep in Pregnancy and Lactation: Sleep architecture is altered during these states and during pathological conditions such as preeclampsia. Studies of these aspects of the life cycle are reviewed. Medical Management of Sleep Disorders: From OSA to geriatric sleep fragmentation, this module considers clinical presentation and management of different age-groups. Epidemiology of Sleep and Public Health: Sleep research over the last fifty years has indicated that disorders of sleep such as snoring are not just an annoyance, but have serious ramifications for public health. Dental Management of Adult Sleep Disorders: Students will explore the role of craniofacial factors in the development of sleep disorders, and discuss the management implications.

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1x 2400 word literature review (50%), 1x exam (50%)

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