Sleep medicine for mental health and general practitioners

Course information
This course will be taking place online
Course information
This course will be taking place online
About the course

This course for clinicians in primary care and mental health settings examines ways to develop a pragmatic, clinically oriented approach to recognising, assessing, and managing common sleep problems - and which medicines can help.

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.

On the course you will gain an understanding of normal sleep, and bust some of the myths and hype around sleep. It will be delivered by specialists in sleep, using a blend of lectures, interactive exercises, and case studies. It requires no previous experience in sleep medicine. 

Learning objectives

After taking this course, you will have a better understanding of:

  • Healthy sleep and the Circadian system
  • Sleep disorders and sleep history
  • Sleep-disordered breathing: assessment and referral
  • Insomnia: assessment and management
  • Restless legs syndrome: assessment and management
  • Parasomnias, circadian rhythm disorders and narcolepsy.

Course schedule

Target audience
This course is aimed at clinicians working in primary care and mental health settings, and requires no previous experience in sleep medicine.
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