29 Apr School Students with an interest in Sleep Disorders
As a part of our World Sleep Day activities we had some year 11 students from Northside Christian College visit us at the Wesley Hospital Sleep Disorders Centre. This excursion was to further enhance a new psychology module the students are learning. They were shown a working sleep lab (without patients) operating throughout the day.
To give them a better understanding of what we do as sleep clinical physiologists, we ran two hands on sessions with them. Firstly we showed them a sleep study device in operation, modelled by one of our senior scientists Natalie. The students were able to see ECG, EEG and a range of other parameters recorded in real time, with some students even able to apply some sensors and see their own clinical measurement signals in real time. During the second session, the students were able to experience CPAP for the first time. They were all given masks and had these applied with CPAP on. An eye opening experience for most of the students, with some brave students even had the pressure turned up a few notches to impress their friends.
Recently, the school posted this excursion to their website: