This course provides up-to-date information on the theory and practice of sleep medicine through distance education.
The courses provide training in clinical, theoretical and research techniques in the field of sleep medicine and help to establish criteria for best practice in the field. These courses are suitable for those already working in the area of sleep medicine, or for those wishing to undertake a career change. The courses provide a firm basis for vocational training in this discipline. Please note that the Master of Science in Medicine (Sleep Medicine) and the Master of Medicine (Sleep Medicine) are essentially the same program but with different admission requirements. Only medical graduates (i.e. those with an MB BS) may be admitted to the Master of Medicine while non-medical graduates may be admitted to the Master of Science in Medicine. Students enrolled in the Master of Medicine and Master of Science in Medicine follow the same program of study (with the exception, in some cases, of practical work), with the only distinction between them being the title of the degree they are awarded on completion.
Target group: The program provides advanced postgraduate training for science graduates and other health care professionals who intend to pursue a career within the general field of Sleep Medicine. Potential candidates for the program will include sleep technicians, physiotherapists and nurses. In addition, other allied health professionals and educators with a desire or need to become informed on sleep science and medicine would find the program invaluable. Medical graduates interested in the program should apply for entry to the Master of Medicine (Sleep Medicine).
Admission to the program normally requires a bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline (such as biology or a health science) with first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or another approved institution. Candidates are also required to have a minimum of one year postgraduate experience in the field of sleep medicine. If candidates do not have an honours degree, they may be admitted on the basis of having completed equivalent work or passing a preliminary examination, as prescribed by the Faculty of Medicine.
Please click on "fees and admissions" on the course website.