Gain an understanding of sleep medicine as a developing interdisciplinary specialty area, and learn how to adapt and further develop your generic clinical assessment skills.
Develop your knowledge of how to assess human circadian rhythms using subjective and objective methods, build understanding of the treatment options available for circadian rhythm disruption, and consider their mode of action.
Describe sleep disturbances and circadian rhythm disruption associated with developmental disorders, including ADHD and autistic spectrum disorders, neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.
Understand the history and development of sleep medicine and circadian science, how attitudes and behaviours have changed over time and across cultures, and the broad impact of sleep and sleep disorders in society.
Learn to describe the prevalence, risk and impact profile of insomnia and how its classification has evolved, and to appraise the role of key psychobiological factors in the expression, development and maintenance of insomnia.
Develop a knowledge of the basic neurophysiologic and genetic underpinnings of sleep, and learn how leading theories on sleep regulation and function aid the prevention and treatment of sleep disorders.
Understand nosological classifications and definitions of sleep-related movement disorders, and appraise the utility of treatment options.
Understand nosological classifications and definitions of hypersomnias and parasomnias; gain knowledge of, and appraise the utility of, treatment options for Narcolepsy and Kleine-Levin Syndrome.