The Centre for Sleep Science is committed to clinical and research sleep issues and offers a variety of educational opportunities, many of which standout as being the only sleep courses available in Australia.

Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science

Build your knowledge and skills in the field of sleep science by completing a Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science. This certificate provides students with core competencies for becoming a sleep technologist, including an understanding of the history of sleep, its fundamental physiology and neurobiology, and the various technologies with which sleep is monitored and interpreted. The course is also accredited by the Australian Sleep Association (the ASA).

For more information regarding course structure and description, entry requirements and job opportunities, visit Future Students.

Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science

Students of the Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science will deepen their theoretical understandings of the scoring and interpretation of diagnostic and other sleep studies as well as the practical aspects of complex polysomnography including sleep monitoring for a range of sleep pathologies. These students also commandeer advanced practical skills in sleep scoring and application of therapies for sleep disorders in both adults and children, as well as skills in laboratory management.

For more information regarding course structure and description, entry requirements and job opportunities, visit Future Students.

Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Science

Sleep disorders are becoming increasingly recognised as a worldwide public health concern. The Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine is intended as a university-level, evidence-based training program for international and local general dentists who have an interest in sleep medicine.

Complete it from your practice

The course is wholly comprised of online units which can be completed at home. This approach is intended to provide the flexibility for Australian and international dentists to be able to study whilst continuing to practise.

Degree overview

The Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine enables dentists to broaden their scientific and clinical knowledge, and understanding of sleep, its fundamental physiology and neurobiology. As such, these dentists gain insight into the various technologies by which sleep is monitored and interpreted and also widen their understandings of sleep breathing disorders (including sleep apnoea). It allows dentists to develop the understanding and clinical skills required to practise evidence-based care in the area of dental sleep medicine in consultation with qualified medical practitioners.

What is a graduate diploma?

Graduate diplomas offered in Australia are typical of those offered in New Zealand, Canada, England, Wales, Ireland and Singapore. The graduate diploma is taken following a bachelor's degree, and a successful award usually allows progression to a master's degree, and the ability to transfer credits into articulated degrees.

For more information regarding course structure and description, entry requirements and job opportunities, visit Future Students.

MD Teaching

The MD Sleep Teaching Program was established by Professor Peter Eastwood in 2015 with the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and has since been included as part of the course curriculum for the MD teaching program for second-year medical students at the University of Western Australia.

The sleep teaching program is a week-long program which includes a series of lectures and case studies given by a number of senior sleep physicians and clinical professors from the West Australian Sleep Disorders Research Institute. Lectures and case studies are based on a disease process and problem-solving model, providing students with the pathogenesis, presentation, natural history, comorbidities, clinical assessment and treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea and a number of other sleep-related disorders including sleep hypoventilation and respiratory failure, insomnia and sleep-related limb movement disorders.

The program also includes a series of short, hands-on workshops run at the Centre for Sleep Science, introducing students to the various practical concepts surrounding sleep and its related disorders. This includes an introduction into sleep monitoring and signal interpretation via polysomnography, treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea, obesity hypoventilation and neuromuscular disease, clinical evaluation of sleep disorders and an introduction into the physical presentation of parasomnias in adults and children.

Outreach and community

Staff members regularly speak to community groups about sleep health, such as schools, industry and universities.

The Centre for Sleep Science does not offer clinical therapies or diagnosis to the general public as the Centre is wholly research-based. Anyone in the community looking to investigate any sleep issues that they may be experiencing are encouraged to go to the Sleep Health Foundation for further information, or to speak to their medical practitioner about their concerns.