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 physiologists in sleep medicine.
|Paper title||Sleep Medicine|
|Teaching period||Full Year (Distance learning)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,018.75|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- MTEX 705
- Limited to
- For those currently working as a sleep physiologist.
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- Teaching staff
Convenor: Associate Professor Peter Larsen
Lecturer: Associate Professor Angela Campbell
- Paper Structure
Sleep medicine is the first paper in this course. It will provide an understanding of the principles underlying the measurement of sleep and sleep related disorders and appropriate therapeutic interventions.
- Teaching Arrangements
This Distance Taught Learning paper is a combination of remote and in-person teaching.
This paper has a compulsory 2-day residential course held at the Wellington campus.
- 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.
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- 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