Academy of Sleep and Consciousness ASC

Crash Course in Sleep Medicine


Grow your knowledge in Sleep Medicine with a compact Crash Course!

The Crash Course is part of the MAS in Sleep Medicine and took place for the first time in 2023. It can be booked as a single module to get access to a summary of online lectures to acquire the basic knowledge in Sleep Medicine within a short time. 

The Crash Course is a self-study program with about 30 pre-recorded online lectures from the Master in Sleep Medicine as well as lectures given at the Sleep Medicine Summer School 2023 in Lugano. In addition, 5 online live Q&A sessions are taking place every year in September on Zoom and are led by well-known experts in Sleep Medicine.

Pre-Recorded Lectures

The course covers the basics in important subjects like:

  • Basics in Sleep Medicine
  • Central Disorders of Hypersomnolence
  • Chronobiology
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Insomnia
  • Parasomnias
  • Pediatrics
  • Scoring
  • Sleep Medicine Overview
  • Sleep Related Breathing Disorders

The pre-recorded online lectures are available on our e-learning platform and can be accessed for a period of 6 months. 

Q&A Sessions: September 16-20, 2024

Included in the course is a week of daily online live Q&A sessions with an expert in Sleep Medicine. During a daily 1.5-hour-session, participants have the opportunity to ask questions and talk about various subjects related to Sleep Medicine. Please find below the program of the Q&A sessions:

  • Insomnia (speakers, Prof. Dieter Riemann, Prof. Christoph Nissen), 16.9.2024, 2:00-3:30pm (CEST)
  • Breathing disorders (Prof. Winfried Randerath), 17.9.2024 , 11:00am-12:30pm (CEST)
  • Movement disorders (Prof. Mauro Manconi and PD Dr. med. Panagiotis Bargiotas), 18.9.2024, 2:00-3:30pm (CEST)
  • Physiology, Chronobiology and Sleep scoring (PD Dr. med. Markus Schmidt, Prof. Antoine Adamantidis), 19.9.2024, 11:00am-12:30pm (CEST)
  • Hypersomnia and Driving (PD Dr. med. Markus Schmidt), 20.9.2024, 11:00am-12:30am (CEST)

Eligibility: The Crash Course is open to applicants with a background in medicine but also to everybody interested in Sleep Medicine. The course is designed to be the perfect preparation for sleep examinations. 

Application Deadline: ongoing, please note that it takes about 7 days from registering to receiving access to the e-learning platform. 

Tuition Fee:  CHF2000 for non-participants of the MAS in Sleep Medicine and free of charge for participants of the MAS in Sleep Medicine

To register, please send us an email to