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Electroneurodiagnostic Technology

END 1101 - Introduction to Electroneurodiagnostic Technology

Introduction and orientation to health careers in field of electroneurodiagnostic including specific duties, certifications and licensure requirements, work setting and conditions, and career ladder opportunities. Overview of standards of practice of clinical neurophysiology with emphasis on neuroscience technique, instrumentation, terminology of electoneurodiagnostic practices and recording/monitoring techniques utilized in determination of treatment plans for neurological disorders.

END 1102 - Introduction to Electroencephalography (EEG)

Provides basic knowledge of electroencephalography, understanding EEG concepts utilized for diagnosis of various cerebral disorders. Includes history, development, basic neurophysiology concepts of EEG, normal and abnormal brain wave patterns in adults and children, with emphasis on instrumentation and recording techniques. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.

END 1250 - Intermediate Electroencephalography (EEG)

Discussion of clinical significance of epileptiform patterns, pharmacological effects on EEG recordings; EEG correlation of infection; and vascular and structural disease. Presentation and discussion of criteria for specialized recording techniques used in prolonged EEG recordings, specialized areas of the hospital, such as intensive care and operating room. Discussion of EEG signal analysis. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

END 1260 - Basic Evoked Potentials

Basic discussion of evoked potential recording techniques. Emphasis on equipment, principles of operation, associated waive related to normal and abnormal waveforms, placement and calibration, obtaining clearly resolved and replicated obligated waveforms of brainstem auditory, visual, and somatosensory evoked potentials in adults and pediatric subjects. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

END 1421 - Intermediate Polysomnography

The course will focus on discussion of the classification of sleep disorders, and the physiological effects of sleep disorders and ramifications/implications on patient health. In addition there will be discussion of medication effects on sleep stages/patterns. Discussion of various therapies for sleep disordered breathing, and other sleep disorders. Discussion on monitoring of nocturnal seizures, and seizure types. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

END 1430 - Advanced Polysomnography

The course will discuss parameters, digital and technical specifications of polysomnography, staging and scoring of sleep patterns, identification of various forms of sleep breathing and movement disorders. Discuss sleep calculations and daytime sleep studies, advanced PAP therapies, esophageal pH and NPT testing, sleep disorders lab management, and Home Sleep Testing. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

END 1801 - Seminar for Polysomnography Practicum

Classroom portion to enhance the END 1881 Polysomnography practicum experience in a selected polysomnography lab or an affiliated health care facility under the direct supervision of a PSG technologist or physician. Emphasis on PSG concepts.

END 1891 - Polysomnography Practicum

Practicum in the clinical setting in a sleep laboratory or a sleep center. Departmental orientation, policies and procedures, individual body mechanics and patient transfer techniques. Gather and analyze patient information, perform testing preparation procedures, perform polysomnographic procedures. Emphasis on performing overnight diagnostic and therapeutic polysomnograms. Twenty-one practicum hours per week.

END 1901 - Seminar for END Practicum I

Classroom portion to enhance the Clinical electroencephalography experience in a selected neurodiagnostic lab or an affiliated health care facility under the direct supervision of an EEG technologist or physician. Emphasis on EEG concepts. One classroom, seven practicum hours per week.

END 2350 - Intraoperative Monitoring for Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists

Discussion of intraoperative monitoring of CNS (brain, brainstem, spinal cord) function during surgical procedures. Types of recordings, technologist’s role, recording parameters, reason for surgical monitoring, variables affecting monitoring, and outcome of surgery.

END 2360 - Neonatal/Pediatric Electroneurodiagnostic

Discussion of recording neonatal and pediatric EEG and polysomnograms. Development of sleep-wake cycle, monitoring the EEG in neonatal and pediatric populations, and differential diagnosis based on polysomnographic variables. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

END 2450 - Nerve Conduction Studies

Basic discussion of nerve conduction studies and electromyography. Emphasis on equipment, knowledge of placement stimulation sites, sources of error in nerve conduction studies, electronics, pathology (abnormal nerve conduction studies, anatomy as it pertains to entrapment sites and nerve conduction studies), waveforms identification and case presentation. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

END 2460 - Neurophysiology of Electroencephalography/Sleep Disorders

Analysis of the central and peripheral nervous systems, electrophysiology, and nerve conducting velocities in health and disease. Includes discussion of neurophysiology of sleep and the role of the autonomic nervous system. Emphasis on respiratory and cardiovascular effects, regulation of sleep, circadian rhythms and maturation of the sleep stages addressing neonates to adults.

END 2550 - Fundamentals of Polysomnography

Overview of field of polysomnography including job responsibilities and credentialing. Normal and abnormal sleep disorders, integrating the physiologic functions of nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems. Discussion of recording sleep apnea montage, placement and calibration of diagnostic, electrodes, and associated equipment. Emphasis on monitoring, diagnosis, scoring, and treatment of sleep disorders. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bilevel Positive Airway Pressures equipment, artifact and troubleshooting of sleep montage results. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

END 2902 - Seminar for END Practicum II

Continuation of practicum in clinical setting at neurology laboratory or neurodiagnostics department. Departmental orientation, policies and procedures, assist patient setup, performance and discontinuance of neurodiagnostic activities performed at the assigned clinical site. One classroom, fourteen practicum hours per week.

END 2903 - Seminar for END Practicum III

Directed practice in clinical setting at neurology laboratory or neurodiagnostics department. Departmental orientation, policies and procedures, assist patient setup and discontinuance in monitoring of electromyography (EMG) activities. Experience with nerve conduction studies, and continuation of performance of EEG testing. One classroom, fourteen practicum hours per week.

END 2990 - Electroneurodiagnostic Capstone

Capstone course in Electroneurodiagnostic Technology. Assessment of one’s knowledge, experience and skills as electroneurodiagnostic technologist. Preparation and presentation of qualifications through written resume and portfolio. Guidelines and preparation for employment interview. Investigation into electroneurodiagnostic issues.