This unit of study will develop an advanced understanding of the assessment and treatment options available for respiratory and non-respiratory sleep disorders. It builds upon previous units of study and aims to provide a thorough understanding of the clinical presentation and polysomnographic features of sleep disorders, as well as the various treatments currently used. These options include positive airway pressure, oral devices, lifestyle modification, surgery and non-invasive ventilation. The role of pharmacological agents, as well as behavioural modifications for the treatment of circadian disorders and insomnia are also discussed. Learning will include short and long written assessments including several case studies.
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
SLEE5101 and SLEE5102 and SLEE5103