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MD236 - Sleep Medicine

  • Module code: MD236
  • Module name: Sleep Medicine
  • Department: WMS, Education & Development
  • Credit: 14

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aim is primarily to demonstrate through learning linked to one broad topic how the scientific basis of medicine links into multiple clinical applications, and therefore, that clinicians benefit from developing a process of clinical reasoning which integrates learning from different sources.

Principal learning outcomes

At the end of this SSM, students will be able to: Relate recent biomedical research in circadian rhythms to a social perspective of sleep patterns in populations; Interpret epidemiological data on sleeping habits in the light of reported individual variation in sleep patterns, and sleep laboratory tests; Engage with public health aspects of sleep deprivation in (Accidents, Shift working, or Child Health) and to be able to discuss the relative merits of preventative strategies in one of these 3 areas; Counsel an individual patient about potential harm of sleep deprivation to psychological, metabolic, cardiovascular or reproductive health and about healthy strategies; Demonstrate causal links in the morbidity of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and sleep disorder.

Timetabled teaching activities

Morining sessions, including 1 visit to a sleep laboratory.

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Special Study Module

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
14 CATS (Module code: MD236-14)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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