This Post Graduated Sleep Course has a main aim to provide professionals with a particular interest in the sleep field gathering theoretical and practical knowledge about sleep and its mechanisms as well as how to evaluate and to provide knowledge for diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational interventions in sleep.

The theoretical component will focus on physiological basis of sleep, assessment of sleep and sleep disorders, diagnostic procedures, sleep disorders in adults (insomnia, sleep-related breathing disorders, hypersomnias, circadian rhythm disorders, sleep-related movement disorders, parasomnias); sleep disorders in pediatric ages (insomnia, sleep –related breathing disorders, parasomnias, and sleep-related movement disorders), sleep and other clinical areas (Pulmonology, Neurology Psychology, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Dental Medicine, and Geriatrics). Also in the theoretical component, lectures will focus on physiologic, cognitive, behavioral, and social factors relevant for sleep quality through life span. Also, it will focus, prevention, diagnostic assessment, and therapy approach of sleep disorders. Additionally, this Post Graduated Course will cover some specific areas related with sleep such as nutrition, physical activity, academic and work performance.

The practical component will focus on technical aspects of sleep measurements and diagnostic procedures, and practical training.

With the purpose of providing knowledge and the necessary tools for an effective

intervention in the field of sleep sciences, the following are the specific aims:

a. To understand the physiological basis of sleep, concerning its neurophysiology and neurobiology, functions, sleep and dreams, ageing and sleep, gender and sleep, circadian biology/chronobiology, effects of pharmaceuticals.

b. To understand the changes of sleep structure and organization throughout the lifespan and its relationship with the physical and psychological changes through development.

c. To acquire knowledge to assess sleep disorders and about diagnostic procedures, including classification of sleep disorders, clinical interview, and examination, monitorization of sleep and wakefulness and biomarkers of disturbed sleep.FM.UCP.PT

d. To acquire knowledge of sleep disorders in adults, in concrete insomnia, sleep-related breathing disorders, hypersomnias, circadian rhythm disorders, sleep-related movement disorders, parasomnias, concerning aspects of definition, epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical picture, diagnosis and treatment.

e. To acquire knowledge of sleep disorders in pediatric ages, in concrete chronic insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, sleep-related movement disorders, and parasomnias, concerning aspects of definition, epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical picture, diagnosis and treatment.

f. To understand the bilateral relationship between sleep and other medical areas such as Pulmonology, Neurology, Psychology, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Dental Medicine, and Geriatrics.

g. To understand social, economic, organizational and research aspects of sleep medicine.

h. Ethical considerations about working in the Sleep Science field.

i. To acquire the different methods and multidisciplinary approaches in sleep research.

Contacts

Católica Medical School

Católica Medical School

E-mail: medicina.fm@ucp.pt
Phone: (+351) 218 724 200 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Sintra Campus
Estrada Octávio Pato
2635-631 Rio de Mouro