This unit of study aims to develop a thorough understanding of the relationship between sleep and the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Topics will cover respiratory and cardiovascular control and changes in breathing associated with sleep. Mechanisms, causes and assessment of upper airway obstruction during sleep, central breathing disorders of sleep, and sleep related hypoventilation will be discussed. Learning will include regular short answer quizzes, as well as broader written assessments.
Online lectures and self-directed online learning activities
3 x short answer assignments (3x10%) 1 x 1500 word written assignment (30%) and 1 x online exam (40%)
Online readings and resources are provided through the eLearning website