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Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science

Further develop your knowledge and skills in the field of sleep science by completing a Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science.

Introduction

The Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science provides students with both the introductory information covered in either the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science or the Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Sleep Science, as well as more advanced competencies in sleep technology.

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Course description, features and facilities

Students of this course can expect to gain an advanced theoretical understanding of scoring and interpretation of diagnostic and other sleep studies, practical aspects of advanced polysomnography including sleep monitoring for a range of sleep pathologies, advanced practical skills in sleep scoring and application of therapies for sleep disorders for both adults and children, as well as skills in laboratory management.

The University has a 5-bed sleep teaching facility on the main campus which contains a range of state-of-the art sleep-monitoring equipment. The facility is close to the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, where additional teaching and computing laboratories are located.

The clinical partners for the Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science are the West Australian Sleep Disorders Research Institute and the Sleep Laboratory in the Respiratory Department at the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.

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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 Diploma in Sleep Science with a specialisation in Adult Sleep Science

Take all unit(s) (18 points):

NSANHB5453Advanced Sleep Technology and Laboratory Management
NSANHB5454Advanced Sleep Scoring
NSPAED5701Advanced Competencies in Sleep Science

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s) (30 points):

NSANHB5431Fundamentals of Sleep Technology
NSANHB5432Fundamentals of Sleep Biology
NSANHB5433Sleep Technology in Practice
NSANHB5434Sleep Biology in Practice
NSPAED5702Paediatric Sleep Science

Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science with a specialisation in Paediatric Sleep Science

Take all unit(s) (18 points):

NSANHB5453Advanced Sleep Technology and Laboratory Management
NSANHB5454Advanced Sleep Scoring
NSPAED5701Advanced Competencies in Sleep Science

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s)

NSANHB5452Adult Sleep Science
NSPAED5705Physiology of Sleep Responses
NSPAED5706Methods in Sleep Measurement
NSPAED5707Clinical Applications of Sleep Responses
NSPAED5708Conducting Sleep Studies

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 may choose to pursue studies in research by completing a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

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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 UWA bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; and a current National Police Certificate; or Criminal History Record Check; or equivalent certification, indicating no criminal conviction.

English competency

See the full list of English Language Requirements.

Please note: Requirements may be higher for some individual courses, where this is the case the additional requirements will be specified. 

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How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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

How to apply

Apply online. Refer below for application dates and access to the Online Application System (OASys):

Fees

Annual fee: $13002.

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. Fees
  4. 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

Apply online

Fees

Annual fee: $23400.

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.

Contact details - admission information

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Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science: the details

Status
Available 2015
Locations offered
Crawley
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
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 year
Maximum time to complete
4 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
52320
CRICOS Code
52320
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