About the course
There is increasing awareness of the importance of sleep to living healthy lives, and many patients report significant distress and disability related to their sleep. Nonetheless, sleep medicine is infrequently part of medical school curricula, and there is an urgent need to provide better assessment and treatment.
This course is aimed at clinicians working in primary care and mental health settings, and requires no previous experience in sleep medicine. You will learn how to develop a pragmatic, clinically oriented approach to recognising, assessing, and managing common sleep problems encountered in everyday practice. You will gain an understanding of normal sleep, and bust some of the myths and hype around sleep.
The course will be delivered by specialists in sleep, using a blend of lectures, interactive exercises, and case studies.
Course presented by
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Dr Nicholas Meyer
Psychiatrist and MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow
The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation TrustRead more
Dr Hugh Selsick
Consultant in Sleep Medicine and Psychiatry
University College London Hospitals and Guys and St Thomas’ HospitalRead more
Dr Rexford Musa
Consultant in Sleep Medicine and General MedicineRead more
Dr Sofia Khan
Clinical Senior Lecturer in Neurology and Sleep Disorders
University of Surrey, and University College London HospitalsRead more
What you will learn from taking this course:
- Understanding healthy sleep and the Circadian system
- Overview of sleep disorders
- Taking a sleep history
- Sleep disordered breathing: assessment and referral
- Insomnia: assessment and management
- Restless legs syndrome: assessment and management
- Parasomnias, Circadian rhythm disorders, and narcolepsy: an overview
Assistant psychologist, Clinical psychologist, Consultant – non-psychiatry any, Consultant – psychiatry, CT1-3 – non-psychiatry any, CT1-3 – psychiatry, Doctors, GP, GPVTS, ST4-7 – psychiatry
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The fusion of Education and the Health Service is extremely exciting and now indeed essential; I am thrilled that St Mary’s is at the forefront of this. I am truly invigorated to disseminate many nuggets of wisdom and tangible strategies gained yesterday to my entire school community.
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