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GENA732 Supporting Healthier Lifestyles: Sleep Management

Sleep disorders commonly associated with health risk factors and illnesses, and treatment guidelines for primary/integrated care health care settings.

This paper will allow health professionals working in the community to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to assist them in consulting with and managing patients with sleep health issues.

Paper title Supporting Healthier Lifestyles: Sleep Management
Paper code GENA732
Subject General Practice
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,400.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,934.75

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Limited to
Includes a residential period.
Suitable for health professionals from a range of disciplines
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Angela Campbell
Paper Structure
Elective paper for the Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care and the Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Health Care

Material is presented in self-directed learning modules covering the following topics:
  • Understanding basic physiology and epidemiology of common sleep disorders
  • Recognise presentation of common sleep disorders
  • Understanding of diagnostic tests - requesting and interpretation
  • Understanding short- and long-term management of common sleep disorders
  • Practical application of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and long-term follow up
  • Facilitate self-management
  • Endorse a teamwork approach to sleep management
Teaching Arrangements

One compulsory residential conference in Wellington. Other teaching via Blackboard and Zoom videoconferencing.

Study Skills support is provided through automatic enrolment in the no-charge Study Skills Blackboard GENA700, which contains resources and technology support and is accompanied by monthly Zoom Study Skills videoconferences.

All resources available either via Blackboard or other online resources
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

Please also refer to the Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice Graduate Profile.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will display
  • Critical thinking
  • The ability to amalgamate various data into one effective outcome for a patient
  • Interdisciplinary work practice

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Not offered in 2019

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system