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MTEC706 Sleep Technology

An understanding of principles underlying the measurement of sleep and sleep-related disorders, and appropriate therapeutic interventions.

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

Paper title Sleep Technology
Paper code MTEC706
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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Prerequisite
MTEX 702, MTEC 702
Restriction
MTEX 706
Limited to
PGDipMedTech
Eligibility
For those currently working as a sleep physiologist.
Contact
Hannah Douglass: 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 a range of medical disorders and how their physiology impacts on sleep
  • Understand and explain physiological recordings used in polysomnography in terms of underlying physiology and artefact
  • Understand the need for quality control and how it is applied in a sleep service
  • Set up and appraise quality assurance projects
  • Be competent in the performance of and comprehension of sleep-related tests, including the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) and Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
  • Be competent in the performing of and comprehension of positive pressure ventilation

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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 principles underlying the measurement of sleep and sleep-related disorders, and appropriate therapeutic interventions.

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 Technology
Paper code MTEC706
Subject Medical Technology
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,746.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,490.00

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Prerequisite
MTEX 702, MTEC 702
Restriction
MTEX 706
Limited to
PGDipMedTech
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to
  • Discuss a range of medical disorders and how their physiology impacts on sleep
  • Understand and explain physiological recordings used in polysomnography in terms of underlying physiology and artefact
  • Understand the need for quality control and how it is applied in a sleep service
  • Set up and appraise quality assurance projects
  • Be competent in the performance of and comprehension of sleep-related tests, including the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) and Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
  • Be competent in the performing of and comprehension of positive pressure ventilation
Eligibility
For those currently working as a sleep physiologist
Contact
Hannah Douglass: 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.

^ Top of page

Timetable

Full Year

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