Be part of the next generation of sleep experts!
The International Master in Sleep Medicine – in collaboration with the University of Bern and the Università della Svizzera Italiana as well as 13 international partner Universities, among which the NeurotechEU partner “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj, Romania – offers a unique postgraduate program, which provides advanced medical and scientific insights into sleep physiology, chronobiology and sleep medicine.
The ”MAS in Sleep Medicine” is an online program with two in-person seminars. It has been set up to ensure the continuity of excellent research in the future by educating and fostering the new generation of sleep scientists and clinicians. During the program, the participants will acquire expertise in scientific as well as clinical aspects of sleep medicine.
Basic Knowledge (14 ECTS Points)
The first part of the program provides basic tools, skills and competences to understand sleep physiology, diagnosis and treatments of sleep and consciousness disorders. The program covers a wide range of topics such as the regulation and function of sleep, sleep research methods, and first looks at clinical topics like insomnia, hypersomnia, parasomnia and other disorders.
Advanced Knowledge (15 ECTS Points)
The second part of the program allows the students to deepen their knowledge while offering a holistic look into further clinical topics and disorders of consciousness. The modules also provide in-depth theoretical and practical insights into sleep scoring in a self-study mode.
Specialization (31 ECTS Points)
Building up on the previous lectures, these modules of the MAS offer more specific learning contents based on the students personal preferences. In addition, each participant will be able to gain international working experience by completing a two to four weeks internship in one of our partner labs around the world.
Eligibility is open to applicants with a background in medicine, psychology, neuropsychology, biology, natural science and engineering. Since 2018 about 25 participants from 8 countries completed the study program. Their educational backgrounds include medicine as well as psychology and neuroscience.
The program is under the patronage of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), the Swiss Society for Sleep Research, Sleep Medicine and Chronobiology (SSSSC), the German Society of sleep Research and Medicine (DGSM) and the German Society of Pneumology (DGP). The European Sleep Foundation generously sponsors the MAS.
Eligibility is open to applicants with a medical, psychology, neuropsychology, biology, natural science and engineering background. The program begins every two years, the next starting date will be May 2023. The application deadline is April 30, 2023.
Further Information: Academy of Sleep and Consciousness ASC