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Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science

Build your knowledge and skills in the field of sleep science by completing a Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science.

Introduction

The Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science provides students with core competencies for a sleep technologist including an understanding of the history of sleep, its fundamental physiology and neurobiology, and the various technologies with which sleep is monitored and interpreted.

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Course description, features and facilities

Students are provided with basic skills in sleep technology including equipment calibration, setup of patients for sleep studies, maintenance and signal recognition, scoring normal and abnormal sleep patterns and application of common therapies for obstructive sleep apnea.

Online and laboratory-based units are used to synthesise knowledge and ensure translation of this knowledge into practical competencies.

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Structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2014;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science

Take all unit(s) (24 points):

NSANHB5431Fundamentals of Sleep Technology
NSANHB5432Fundamentals of Sleep Biology
NSANHB5433Sleep Technology in Practice
NSANHB5434Sleep Biology in Practice

Professional recognition

The Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science is accredited by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT). Completion of this course meets the requirements of one of the components in establishing eligibility to sit a PRSGT examination.

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Career opportunities

This course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience to undertake a career in sleep science and related areas.

Related careers

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Further study opportunities

Students with the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science may choose to pursue further studies in the Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science.
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Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

(a) (i)A bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from this University, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; or

(a) (ii)A nursing or allied health degree from this University or another recognised institution; or

(a) (iii) A level of health-related education and a duration and level of professional experience which, in the opinion of the Faculty, would enable the applicant to complete the course;

and

(b) a current National Police Certificate indicating no criminal conviction.

English competency

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How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

On this page

  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Fees
  4. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

Semester 1: 23 January

Semester 2: 26 June

How to apply

Submit a completed application form

Fees

Annual fee: $6501.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

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  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

While there are no strict application deadlines for the submission of international postgraduate coursework applications, prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply with sufficient time to allow for the processing of their application and to secure a student visa.

Postgraduate coursework applications generally take four weeks from receipt of an application to offer.

How to apply

This course is available to candidates who are applying to study while continuing to live overseas. The mode of delivery of this course is online with a residential component. This program is not available to students entering Australia on an international student visa.

International postgraduate applicants must complete the postgraduate application form and submit it through an authorised UWA overseas representative or directly to the UWA International Centre.

Contact details - admission information

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Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science: the details

Status
Available 2014
Locations offered
Crawley
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Online, Internal
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
For information regarding course contact hours and requirements refer to relevant details in the UWA Handbook.
Standard full-time completion
1 semester
Maximum time to complete
2 years
Contact details: course information
Senior Administrative Officer
School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology
enquiries-aphb@uwa.edu.au
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6488 3303
Course code
51210
CRICOS Code
51210
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