« Education

Sleep Medicine

Subject menu


Official data in SubjectManager for the following academic year: 2020-2021

Course director

Dr. Béla FALUDI (bela.faludi@gmail.com; faludi.bela@pte.hu), associate professor

Department of Neurology

Subject data

Code of subject: OAE-ALM-T  |  1 credit  |  General Medicine |  Elective module  |  spring

Prerequisites: OAA-EL2-T completed , OAP-KO2-T completed

Number of hours/semester

12 lectures + 0 practices + 0 seminars = total of 12 hours

Course headcount limitations

min. 3 – max. 25 person


Sleep medicine is a new medical speciality which covers the sleep related knowledge of the classic medical disciplines (neurology, internal medicine, pulmonology, etc.).
The importance of the sleep medicine is underlined by the facts that significant portion of cardio- and cerebrovascular pathology is based on sleep related breathing disorders, and both job and traffic accidents can be the consequence of sleepiness and/or insomnia.
The main topics of this course are: excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep apnea syndrome, sleep related movement disorders, insomnias, parasomnias, circadian sleep disorders, noninvasive ventilation and the connection between the sleep disorders and occupational medicine.


  • 1. Physiology of sleep (from clinical point of view) - Dr. Faludi Béla
  • 2. Sleep examination methods - Dr. Faludi Béla
  • 3. Insomnias - Dr. Faludi Béla
  • 4. Hypersomnia: origin, examination. - Dr. Faludi Béla
  • 5. Obstructive sleep apnoe syndrome Hypertension, stroke and OSAS. - Dr. Faludi Béla
  • 6. Cardiological consequences of OSAS. Therapy of OSAS - Dr. Faludi Béla
  • 7. Sleep related movement disorders, Restless leg sy. - Dr. Szakács Zoltán
  • 8. Narcolepsy - Dr. Szakács Zoltán
  • 9. Parasomnias - Dr. Faludi Béla
  • 10. Circadian sleep disorders. Dementias and sleep. - Dr. Faludi Béla
  • 11. Noninvasive ventillation in sleep medicine. OSAS and epilepsy. - Dr. Faludi Béla
  • 12. Occupational medical ascpects of sleep medicine. - Dr. Faludi Béla



Reading material

Obligatory literature

Literature developed by the Department


Recommended literature

Krayger, Roth, Dement: Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine. Elsevier.

Conditions for acceptance of the semester

2 lectures

Mid-term exams

test on the last lecture

Making up for missed classes

Personal consultation

Exam topics/questions



Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars

  • Dr. Faludi Béla
  • Dr. Szakács Zoltán