This unit of study will introduce the student to a broader understanding of the relationships between sleep and sleep disordered breathing with a wide range of common clinical conditions. Modules include discussion of links between sleep disordered breathing and comorbid conditions such as cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, and cancer. Implications of sleep-disordered breathing in pregnancy, respiratory disease and other conditions are examined. Sleep disorders specific to the paediatric population and the role of dental sleep medicine is presented. The importance of sleepiness and sleep disorders in the community in the eyes of the law is examined with emerging technologies used for diagnosis and treatment of primarily sleep related breathing disorders completing the unit. Learning will include regular short answer quizzes, as well as broader written assessments that encourage the student to look into the future.
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 SLEE5103Co-requisites