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Course details

  • Duration: 5 weeks -
    including live online sessions
  • Fees:
    - £395 for doctors
    - £300 nurses and AHPs
  • 10% discount for ISSOP members
  • Venue: Online
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The course covers normal and disordered sleep in the paediatric patient, ranging from infancy to adolescence, with a focus on the most common problems seen in clinical practice today. The impact of sleep problems on a wide range of developmental areas will be discussed including growth, cognition, behaviour, memory and learning. Clinical examination of the child at risk of respiratory and/or non-respiratory sleep disorders will be covered, including how to take a comprehensive sleep history. Polysomnography and other methods of measuring sleep will be introduced. Translational research that focuses on the impact of asthma and other atopic diseases on sleep quality during childhood will be presented. 

The course is part of a range of short courses spread throughout the academic year which are available both to students who are enrolled on the MSc in paediatrics and child health and as stand-alone CPD accredited programmes for all healthcare professionals. The courses are offered in line with level 3 of the RCPCH curriculum.

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Course aims

To provide historical and modern perspectives in sleep medicine with a dual emphasis: theoretical knowledge and practical skills that are most useful in a clinical setting.  

Learning outcomes

  • Acquisition of basic knowledge of paediatric sleep with an emphasis on clinical sleep medicine, sleep measurement and common sleep problems
  • Acquisition of problem-solving skills necessary to solve practical problems in paediatric sleep through interactive and case based  discussion
  • Understanding of translational sleep research at St Mary’s Hospital

Course structure & delivery

The course is run online over 5 consecutive weeks. The course is a blend of guided self-directed learning and synchronous live online sessions. Work will include group sessions, individual efforts and presentations as well as interactive discussions.  

The course adopts an active learning strategy which consists of: ​ 

  • ​Pre-course work with activities to prepare for the course.
  • Self-directed tasks such as reading, researching & watching lectures with related activities to enhance & consolidate your learning​​.
  • Group work and group presentations.
  • Case-based learning and practical guidance where relevant.

All teaching is delivered by highly experienced paediatric practitioners and educators.

It is estimated that you will conduct 7 - 10 hours per week of guided and self-directed learning. You will be required to complete at least 80% of learning activities to receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Online sessions
The synchronous online sessions will be delivered on the following dates:

Monday, 4 January: 9.00 – 11.00

Friday, 22 January: 9.00 – 10.00

Friday, 29 January: 9.00 – 10.00

Friday, 5 February:  9.00 - 12.00

Who should attend?

This course will benefit paediatricians, GPs, nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals involved in Child Health.