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MTEC705 Sleep Medicine

An understanding of normal sleep and factors that alter sleep and wakefulness, and pathophysiological sleep disorders.

This Postgraduate Diploma is an extension of the Postgraduate Certificate for those working as technologists in sleep medicine.

Paper title Sleep Medicine
Paper code MTEC705
Subject Medical Technology
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,692.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,125.00

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Restriction
MTEX 705
Limited to
PGDipMedTech
Eligibility
For those currently working as a sleep physiologist.
Contact
hannah.douglass@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Angela Campbell
Teaching Arrangements
This paper has a compulsory 3-day residential course held at the Wellington campus.
Textbooks
There are no required textbooks for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to
  • Discuss the basic neurology of sleep
  • Discuss the physiology and pathophysiology of the respiratory system, cardiovascular system and neurological system as they relate to sleep
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of specific sleep disorders, including sleep apnoea, narcolepsy and sleep phase delay
  • Have an understanding of human circadian rhythms
  • Understand and discuss the principles of positive airway pressure treatment devices

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

An understanding of normal sleep and factors that alter sleep and wakefulness, and pathophysiological sleep disorders.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Technology (PGDipMedTech) endorsed in Sleep Medicine is an extension of the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Technology (PGCertMedTech) for those working as technologists in sleep medicine.

Paper title Sleep Medicine
Paper code MTEC705
Subject Medical Technology
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
MTEX 705
Limited to
PGDipMedTech
Eligibility
For those currently working as a sleep physiologist.
Contact
hannah.douglass@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Angela Campbell
Teaching Arrangements
This paper has a compulsory 3-day residential course held at the Wellington campus.
Textbooks
There are no required textbooks for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to
  • Discuss the basic neurology of sleep
  • Discuss the physiology and pathophysiology of the respiratory system, cardiovascular system and neurological system as they relate to sleep
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of specific sleep disorders, including sleep apnoea, narcolepsy and sleep phase delay
  • Have an understanding of human circadian rhythms
  • Understand and discuss the principles of positive airway pressure treatment devices

^ Top of page

Timetable

Full Year

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard