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330.666.11
Sleep and Public Health

Location:
Online/Virtual
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Department:
Mental Health
Credits:
1 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Dates:
Thu 06/17/2021 - Fri 06/18/2021
Class Times:
  • Th F,  8:30am - 12:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Contact:
Adam Spira
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only
Resources:
Description:

Considers the ways in which healthy sleep is essential to the maintenance of health more broadly and the prevalence, in our 24-hour society, of chronic insufficient sleep and sleep disorders.

Provides a foundation of knowledge concerning the basics of sleep, how sleep changes across the lifespan, how it is measured, its links to physical and mental health, important sociodemographic sleep disparities, and implications for public health and policy.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify how sleep and circadian rhythms change across the lifespan.
  2. Explain how sleep is related to physical and mental health, and how sociodemographic disparities in sleep may drive other health disparities.
  3. Identify the different approaches to sleep measurement and when each might be most appropriate.
  4. Describe public policy implications of links between sleep and health.
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 15% Participation
  • 30% Quizzes
  • 30% Reflection
  • 25% In-class Exercises

Instructor Consent:

No consent required