BMSC12009 - Sleep Physiology and Measurement
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit enables students to relate diagnostic monitoring of sleep behaviour across the lifespan via polysomnography to sleep physiology and specific sleep disorder groups. Common causes and treatments for sleep disordered breathing, insomnia, hypersomnia and sleep related movement disorders will be investigated.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

BMSC12007 Neurological Physiology and Measurement

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Distance
  • Rockhampton

Website

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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Group Discussion 40%
3. Examination 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Weekly study tools and discussions enhanced the learning outcomes Students Continue the use of weekly study tools
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe normal sleep physiology with reference to gender and age specific differences.
  2. Define circadian rhythms and factors that influence them.
  3. Analyse the diagnosis and consequences of sleep deprivation.
  4. Describe the measurement and function of polysomnographic recording of sleep behaviour.
  5. Interpret the analysis process for sleep staging of polysomnographic recordings.
  6. Explore causes, clinical features and treatment of sleep disordered breathing.
  7. Discuss the prevalence, types and treatments for insomnia.
  8. Describe symptoms, monitoring and evaluation techniques for hypersomnia.
  9. Discuss and differentiate sleep related movement disorders.
  10. Evaluate the use of polysomnography in investigating sleep disordered breathing in children.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment            
2 - Group Discussion        
3 - Examination

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1. Communication        
2. Problem Solving                
3. Critical Thinking                    
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work                    
6. Information Technology Competence                    
7. Cross Cultural Competence                    
8. Ethical practice                    

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment            
2 - Group Discussion        
3 - Examination          

Prescribed Textbooks

Fundamentals of Sleep Medicine
Author/s: Richard B. Berry, MD Year: 2012
Edition: Publisher: Elsevier Saunders
City: Philadelphia State: PA
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorRomeo Batacan (r.j.batacan@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Normal Sleep Physiology

6, 7

Week 2 17-07-2017

Circadian Rhythms

26

Week 3 24-07-2017

Polysomnography 1: Basic Sleep Monitoring. Types of monitoring devices.

1, 2, 13

Week 4 31-07-2017

Polysomnographic analysis of Sleep

3, 4

Week 5 07-08-2017

Polysomnography 2: Monitoring Respiration. Monitoring Limb movements

8, 9, 12

Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Sleep deprivation and its consequences

6

Written Assessment Due Monday (21 Aug 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 7 28-08-2017

Sleep Disordered Breathing - Obstructive Sleep Apnea

15 - 20

Week 8 04-09-2017

Sleep Disordered Breathing - Central Sleep Apnea

21

Week 9 11-09-2017

Insomnia

25

Week 10 18-09-2017

Hypersomnia

24, 14

Group Discussion Due Friday (22 Sep 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 11 25-09-2017

Sleep-related Movement Disorders

23

Week 12 02-10-2017

Review

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Summative written assessment will assess your knowledge of topics covered in weeks 1-5. You will be required to answer a set of questions covering the fundamental aspects of the unit regarding normal sleep physiology, circadian rhythms and polysomnography. The questions will be uploaded on Moodle.

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Monday (21-Aug-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 9 Friday (15-Sep-2017)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Performance in this task will be marked based on the accuracy of content and use of technical terms.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - You will be required to acheive a minimum of 50% of the marks available, to pass the unit.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit as a word document.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe normal sleep physiology with reference to gender and age specific differences.

2. Define circadian rhythms and factors that influence them.

4. Describe the measurement and function of polysomnographic recording of sleep behaviour.

5. Interpret the analysis process for sleep staging of polysomnographic recordings.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

4. Information Literacy



2 Group Discussion

Assessment Title Group Discussion
Task Description

Working in small groups, students will be required to complete a group activity using Google docs. The activity will be based on various sleep disorders discussed in the latter half of the term. All sources of information must be cited and referenced. Detailed information will be available on Moodle.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Friday (22-Sep-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017)
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

This assessment is designed to strengthen the student's understanding of sleep disorders. The task will help in basic understanding, acquisition of knowledge, and application of clinical concepts. In addition, this group task will require the student to gather information, communicate the knowledge and work in a team. Assessment criteria will be based on the accuracy of content, feedback and support provided to other group members. Further details will be posted on Moodle.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Students must obtain at least 50% of the individual marks available for this group task to pass this unit.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online
Group submission

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Analyse the diagnosis and consequences of sleep deprivation.

6. Explore causes, clinical features and treatment of sleep disordered breathing.

7. Discuss the prevalence, types and treatments for insomnia.

8. Describe symptoms, monitoring and evaluation techniques for hypersomnia.

9. Discuss and differentiate sleep related movement disorders.

10. Evaluate the use of polysomnography in investigating sleep disordered breathing in children.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 40%
Condition Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course - 45
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
No Calculators Permitted
Closed Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe normal sleep physiology with reference to gender and age specific differences.

2. Define circadian rhythms and factors that influence them.

3. Analyse the diagnosis and consequences of sleep deprivation.

4. Describe the measurement and function of polysomnographic recording of sleep behaviour.

5. Interpret the analysis process for sleep staging of polysomnographic recordings.

6. Explore causes, clinical features and treatment of sleep disordered breathing.

7. Discuss the prevalence, types and treatments for insomnia.

8. Describe symptoms, monitoring and evaluation techniques for hypersomnia.

9. Discuss and differentiate sleep related movement disorders.

10. Evaluate the use of polysomnography in investigating sleep disordered breathing in children.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

4. Information Literacy


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