This unit of study will develop an advanced understanding of the assessment and treatment of sleep disorders for children and adults. It builds upon the Introduction to Sleep Disorders and the Breathing Disorders of Sleep units and aims to provide a thorough understanding of the clinical presentation and polysomnographic features of sleep disorders, as well as the various available therapies. Treatment options including positive airway pressure, oral devices, lifestyle modification, surgery and non-invasive ventilation will be discussed. The role of pharmacological agents, as well as behavioural modifications for the treatment of circadian disorders and insomnia are also discussed. Learning will include analyzing short sleep recordings, as well as short and long written assessments.
Online lectures and self-directed online learning activities
3 x EMQ and extended response quizzes (3x10%) 1 x 1500 word written assignment (30%) and 1 x online exam (40%)
Recommended: Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 6th Ed.
SLEE5101 and SLEE5102