This micro-credential streamlines the knowledge required by dental health professionals to successfully manage patients with obstructive sleep related breathing disorders such snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.
Through this micro-credential you will gain an understanding of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and successful treatment of obstructive sleep related breathing disorders with dental devices. The innovative curriculum incorporates a business module which segues theoretical knowledge into building a successful dental sleep medicine practice.
Upon successful completion, you'll receive:
- 6 PD Points, convertible to academic credit
- A Certificate of Achievement
- A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials
- Delivery mode
- Course date
- This online course is 10 weeks self-paced.
- The course opens on 21 August 2023 and must be completed for assessment by 26 November 2023.
- Applications close
- 11 September 2023
- 10 weeks
Modules: 1 per week (10)
Lecture: 75 x 1 hour lectures
Personal Study: Reading 2 hours per week
- Academic Lead
- Christopher Pantin
- $11,000 inc. GST
- Critical information summary
- ANHBM001 Sleep Devices – Critical information summary [PDF, 257KB]
To evaluate patients at risk of obstructive sleep related disordered breathing, recognising the signs and symptoms of snoring and obstructive sleep apoea
To recognise and diagnose the dental conditions related to obstructive sleep related breathing disorders
To formulate treatment plans and select suitable oral appliances for treating obstructive sleep related breathing disorders
Why study this course?
- To expand your knowledge in the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with obstructive sleep related breathing disorders.
- To capitalise on the rare opportunity to learn about the treatment of sleep disorders as it relates to a dental program.
- To gain the ability to incorporate the treatment of obstructive sleep related breathing disorders into a clinical dentistry business.
Who should study this course
Anyone with a suitable dental qualification. eg Dental Technician Prosthetists, Oral Health Therapist with extended scope of practice., Dentist, etc.
Those wishing to complete the Australasian Sleep Association Fellowship in Dental Sleep Medicine.
How does it work?
Over a 10 week period you will you will complete a 500 word assignment summarising the mangement pathway of a patient with Sleep Related Disordered Breathing and complete 10 modules examined with multiple choice questions.
What's next after this course?
- Career outcomes
- Treat and manage patients with obstructive sleep related breathing disorders and incorporate the treatment of obstructive sleep related breathing disorders into a clinical dentistry business.