Sleep Medicine

SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Sleep Medicine

Program Description

Various studies have shown that sleep is one of the foundations of human health and sleep disorders have different medical and socioeconomic consequences. Given that these disorders play an important role  in rail and road accidents causing death or injury of millions of people , addressing  sleep disorders is essential. In recent decades, we have seen dramatic improvements in all areas of science and technology, particularly in the field s related to  sleep disoprders. With these advances, our view has changed on the concept of health and its scope. In parallel to  the development and expansion of educational, research, and health care centers of sleep medicine in the world, several centers have made efforts to provide professional services in these areas in our country in the past decade. According to the needs of society as well as academic centers, the need to set up this course has been felt in the country. Regarding  Ministry of Health policies  and since this fellowship course is launched for the first time in the country, many experts from different educational centers have made efforts to develop a comprehensive and standard curriculum through a multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary approach and a national view, regardless of any professional orientation.


Sleep medicine fellowship is a clinical and complementary Training course prepared with the participation of Otolaryngology , psychiatry, pulmonology, occupational medicine, neurology, and pediatrics specialists , and the  graduates are involved in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and caring for patients with sleep disorders.




General Competencies

Specific Competencies and Skills

Special skills for the fellowships of all fields, except pediatrics

  • Performing adult polysomnography
  • Analyzing and interpreting adult polysomnography
  • Analyzing and performing pediatric polysomnography
  • Interpreting pediatric polysomnography
  • Maintenance wake fullness test (MWT)
  • Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)
  • CPAP – Titration (adult and pediatric)
  • Actigraphy (daily activity test)

Special skills for pediatric fellowships

  • Performing pediatric polysomnography
  • Analyzing and interpreting pediatric polysomnography
  • Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)
  • Pediatric CPAP – Titration  
  • Actigraphy (daily activity test)



Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns:  Holding an M.D. or M.B.B.S. degree Having and approved specialty in psychiatry, Otolaryngology occupational medicine, neurology or pediatrics.Having and approved subspecialists in pulmonology. received in Iran or abroad.

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.

Duration: 12 Months


Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Sleep Medicine

Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of Occupational Medicine , Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person: : Dr. Zahra Banafsheh Alemohammad

Tel.:  (+98 21) 6640 5588

Email  :

Address: Department of Occupational Medicine, School of Medicine, PourSina St., Tehran, Iran 

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 168


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran

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