A report from the University of Oxford discusses the new Oxford Online Programme in Sleep Medicine intended for active medical professionals with an interest in sleep disorders.

The Director of the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi), Professor Russell Foster said: ‘Despite the prevalence and consequences of SCRD, its origins remain a mystery, its detection is frequently overlooked, and it is rarely treated. While there are other courses globally that cover sleep science, the Oxford course will take the research work of the SCNi into the clinic, where it will be used to benefit patients with a broad range of clinical conditions.’

Dr Harvey explained: ‘The average medic receives half an hour of training on sleep and sleep disorders across their entire education. Delivering this course, and doing it online, means that we can share the Institute’s expertise with professionals across the world.

‘That means more people who are more able to identify patients with these conditions and ensure they get help to understand, treat and manage this issue.’

The development of this new MSc has been possible because of the recent appointments to the SCNi of Professor Colin Espie, professor of Sleep Medicine and Dr. Simon Kyle who will be directing the course.

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