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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.
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.
- 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
Who should attend?
This course will benefit paediatricians, GPs, nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals involved in Child Health.
The module consists of lectures and interactive sessions with sleep experts.
Participants have the option of completing an assessment component and on completion will be provided with an official Imperial College London transcript of results. Details of the assessment and deadline for submission will be given during the course. Please note that there is an additional assessment fee payable in full prior to submission date. Please contact us for further information.