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Sleep Medicine

Overview

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Programme

Sleep Medicine (Respiratory Medicine Service)

Objectives

For six-month posting (Paediatric Sleep/Adult Sleep (Optional)
Upon completion, the trainee should be:

  1. Competent in the evaluation and management of a wide spectrum of sleep disorders in children including both sleep disordered breathing and non respiratory related sleep disorders
  2. Competent in scoring and reporting of paediatirc sleep studies
  3. Gain a basic understanding and appreciation of adult sleep disorders.

For three-month posting (Paediatric Sleep)
Upon completion, the trainee should be:

  1. Competent in the evaluation and management of a wide spectrum of sleep disorders in children including both sleep disordered breathing and non respiratory related sleep disorders
  2. Competent in scoring and reporting of paediatric sleep studies

Course Contents

The programme provides the opportunity for

  • Exposure to both adult and paediatric sleep disorders including non respiratory related disorders in the inpatient and ambulatory setting
  • Exposure to a multi-disciplinary approach to management of these disorders including involvement of the neurologist, ENT surgeon, psychiatrist and psychologist.
  • Learning to ‘hook up’, scoring and interpreting the adult and paediatric sleep study
  • Exposure to general Paediatric respiratory disorders (For one year Fellowship) 

Method

Clinical Fellowship

For Whom

Doctors who aspire to subspecialise in Paediatric Sleep Medicine
Pulmonary Sleep Technologists who want to achieve competency in paediatric testing (for laboratory attachment segment only)

Pre-requisite

Candidates must be medical graduates from recognized medical schools as determined by the Singapore Medical Council or a degree that can be registered by the Singapore Medical Council.

Candidates must be board certified by their respective institutions in Paediatric Medicine or Paediatric Pulmonary Medicine or have the equivalent recognition by the relevant national medical bodies.

Success of the fellowship application is also contingent on approval by the Singapore Medical Council for a temporary medical practicing license.

Duration

​Duration
Month
Six-month posting
  • Conduct two to three sessions per week of the ambulatory clinics consisting of sleep clinics and home care clinics under the supervision of a respiratory consultant
  • Rostered to run the sleep consult service
  • Observe or assist in overnight polysomnography
  • Supervised daily scoring and reporting of sleep studies
  • Optional 6 weeks rotation to adult sleep service (SGH)
  • Programme can be incorporated into a 1-year respiratory/Sleep fellowship
Three-month posting
  • Conduct two to three sessions per week of sleep clinics under the supervision of a respiratory consultant
  • Rostered to run the sleep consult service
  • Observe or assist in an overnight polysomnography
  • Supervised daily scoring and reporting of sleep studies


Training Dates/Period

Start Date: January or June. Flexibility on a case by case basis.

Certification

Certificate of Fellowship in General Pulmonology/Sleep Medicine/Flexible bronchoscopy as determined by duration of fellowship and competency level in the various areas at the end of the fellowship.

Positions/Training Places

Doctors: Between one to three per year
Technologists: Maximum of two at any one time

Course Fee

Fees will be determined upon application.

Funding

Candidates should be self-funded or have funding from external sources/institutions
One year fellowship – Sponsorship possible

Contact of Organiser/Institution

Respiratory Medicine Service, Department of Paediatrics
Division of Medicine
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital