END-1300 Introduction to Electroneurodiagnostic Technology

2 Credits

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 electroneurodiagnostic practices and recording/monitoring techniques utilized in determination of treatment plans for neurological disorders, and basic medical terminology.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

END-1310 Cardiopulmonary Physiology of Sleep

3 Credits

Physiology of cardiovascular and pulmonary systems with emphasis on electrophysiology of the heart, electrocardiography interpretation, blood flow characteristics and hemodynamics. Pulmonary system emphasis on lung volumes, dynamics of ventilation, pulmonary function tests, diffusion, gas transport, oxygenation studies and control of ventilation.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): BIO-2331 Anatamy and Physiology I, or BIO-233A Skeletal and Muscular Systems and BIO-233B Nervous, Integumentary, and Endocrine Systems; and departmental approval: admission to program.

END-1350 Introduction to Electroencephalography (EEG)

3 Credits

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 adult and children, with emphasis on instrumentation and recording techniques.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): BIO-2331 Anatomy and Physiology I or concurrent enrollment, and concurrent enrollment in END-1300 Introduction to Electroneurodiagnostic Technology, and departmental approval: admission to program.

END-1410 Beginning Polysomnography

2 Credits

Overview of the field of Polysomnography including job responsibilities, credentialing, medical ethics and patient confidentiality. Normal and abnormal sleep disorders, integrating the physiologic functions of the nervous, respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Emphasis on basic sleep sciences, physiology, monitoring, electrical safety, diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): BIO-2331 Anatomy and Physiology I, and departmental approval: admission to the program.

END-1421 Intermediate Polysomnography I

2 Credits

Basic discussion of recording sleep apnea montage. Emphasis on equipment, principle of operation, associated activity related to normal and abnormal stages of sleep, and placement and calibration of the following: electroencephalography (EEG), electro-oculography (EOG), electrocardiography (ECG), electromyography (EMG), pulse oximetry (Sp02), inductive plethysmography and airflow thermocouple. To fulfill program laboratory requirements, students should enroll in the related laboratory course.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): END-1410 Beginning Polysomnography, and END-1310 Cardiopulmonary Physiology of Sleep, and concurrent enrollment in END-142L Intermediate Polysomonography I Lab.

END-142L Intermediate Polysomnography I - Lab

1 Credit

Laboratory course examines the recording of sleep apnea montage. Includes equipment, and principle of operation. Placement and calibration of the following: electroencephalography (EEG), electro-oculography (EOG), electrocardiography (ECG), electromyography (EMG), pulse oximetry (Sp02), inductive plethysmography and airflow thermocouple. Designed to illustrate concepts covered in END-1421.

Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): END-1410 Beginning Polysomnography, and concurrent enrollment in END-1421 Intermediate Polysomnography I.

END-1430 Intermediate Polysomnogaphy II

3 Credits

Presentation and discussion of cognitive and psychomotor practices related to interpretation of the polysomnogram for adult and pediatric patients. Emphasis on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and bilevel positive airway pressures (BiPAP) equipment, artifact and troubleshooting of sleep montage results. Includes digital data acquision, parasomnias, scoring, MSLTs, MWTs and nocturnal penile tumescence.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): END-1421 Intermediate Polysomnography I , and END-142L Intermediate Polysomnography I - Lab , and END-1934 Polysomnography Directed Practice I.

END-1440 Neurophysiology of Sleep

2 Credits

Basic discussion of the neurophysiology of sleep and role of the autonomic nervous system. Emphasis on respiratory and cardiovascular effects, regulation of sleep, circadium rhythms, and maturation of the sleep stages addressing neonates to adults.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

END-1450 Intermediate Electroencephalography (EEG)

3 Credits

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 specialize recordings techniques used in prolonged EEG recordings, specialized areas of the hospital, such as intensive care and operating room. Discussion of EEG signal analysis.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): END-1350 Introduction to EEG, or departmental approval.

END-1500 Basic Evoked Potentials

3 Credits

Basic discussion of evoked potential recording techniques. Emphasis on equipment, principles of operation, associated waves 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.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): END-1450 Intermediate EEG or concurrent enrollment, or departmental approval.

END-1910 END Directed Practice I

4 Credits

Clinical electroencephalography experience in a selected neurodiagnostic lab, or an affiliated health care facility under the direct supervision of EEG technologist or physician. Emphasis on EEG concepts. Performance of EEG testing on clinical patients, medical record keeping and clinical history taking.

Lecture: 1 hour

Other Required Hours: Directed Practice: 15 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): END-1350 Introduction to EEG, and concurrent enrollment in END-1450 Intermediate EEG, or departmental approval.

END-1934 Polysomnography Directed Practice I

3 Credits

Directed practice in the clinical setting in sleep laboratory or a sleep center. Departmental orientation, policies and procedures, individual body mechanics and patient transfer techniques. Emphasis in overseeing periodic cessation of respiratory activity based on placement and monitoring of the following: electroencephalography (EEG), electro-oculography (EOG), electrocardiography (ECG), electromyography (EMG), pulse oximetry (Sp02), inductive plethysmography and airflow thermocouple.

Other Required Hours: Directed Practice: 18 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): END-1410 Beginning Polysomnography, END-1310 Cardiopulmonary Physiology of Sleep, and concurrent enrollment in END_1421 Intermediate Polysomnography I and concurrent enrollment in END-142L Intermediate Polysomnography I - Lab.

END-2300 Nerve Conduction Studies

3 Credits

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.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): END-1450 Intermediate EEG, and concurrent enrollment in END-2911 END Directed Practice II, or departmental approval.

END-2320 Intermediate Nerve Conduction Studies

3 Credits

Advanced discussion of nerve conduction studies and electromyography. Emphasis on less routine nerve conduction studies (NCS), anomalous innervations, equipment, knowledge, placement stimulation sites, sources of error in nerve conduction studies, electronics, pathology, waveforms identification and case presentation.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): END-2300 Nerve Conduction Studies.

END-2350 Fundamentals of Polysomnography

4 Credits

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.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): END-2411 Neurophysiology of EEG/Sleep Disorders, or departmental approval.

END-2400 Intraopertive Monitoring for Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists

2 Credits

Discussion of intraoperative monitoring of brains function during surgical procedures. Types of recordings, technologists role, recording parameters, reasons for surgical monitoring, and outcome of the surgery are presented.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): END-1450 Intermediate Electroencephalography (EEG); or END-2911 END Directed Practice II, or concurrent enrollment, and END-1500 Basic Evoked Potentials.

END-2411 Neurophysiology of Electroencephalography/Sleep Disorders

3 Credits

Analysis of the central and peripheral nervous system, 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, circadium rhythms and maturation of the sleep stages addressing neonates to adults.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): BIO-2341 Anatomy and Physiology II, and END-1450 Intermediate Electroencephalography (EEG) or departmental approval.

END-2450 Neonatal/Pediatric Electroneurodiagnostic

3 Credits

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.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): END-1450 Intermediate EEG; or departmental approval.

END-2820 Advanced Independent Study/Research in Electroneurodiagnostic Technology

1-3 Credits

Independent two-hour lab per credit. Directed individual study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student (see Credit Schedule of classes for current offerings). May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

END-2911 END Directed Practice II

2 Credits

Continuation of directed practice 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.

Lecture: 1 hour

Other Required Hours: Directed Practice: 8 hours per week for 10 weeks (80 hours total).

Prerequisite(s): END-1500 Evoked Potentials and END-1910 END Directed practice I; or departmental approval.

END-2920 END Directed Practice III

4 Credits

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.

Lecture: 1 hour

Other Required Hours: Directed practice: 15 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): END-2300 Nerve Conduction Studies, or departmental approval.

END-2930 END Directed Practice IV

2 Credits

Clinical electroencephalography experience in a selected neurodiagnostic lab in health care facility under direct supervision of an EEG technologist or physician office. Emphasis on EEG testing in neonates, infants and children, medical record keeping and clinical history taking.

Lecture: 1 hour

Other Required Hours: Directed practice: 75 hours per semester.

Prerequisite(s): END-2450 Neonatal/Pediatric Electrodiagnostic or departmental approval.

END-2934 Polysomnography Directed Practice II

3 Credits

Directed practice in the clinical setting in sleep laboratory or a sleep center. Departmental orientation, policies and procedures. Assist adult and pediatric patient setup and discontinuance in monitoring electroencephalography (EEG), electro-oculography (EOG), electrocardiography (ECG), electromyography (EMG), pulse oximetry (Sp02), inductive plethysmography and airflow thermocouple. Emphasis on scoring a sleep montage related to respiratory cessation.

Other Required Hours: 18 hours per week in a sleep center.

Prerequisite(s): END-1421 Intermediate Polysomnography I, and END-142L Intermediate Polysomnography I Lab, and END-1934 Directed practice I and concurrent enrollment in END-1430 Intermediate Polysomnography II.

END-2990 Electroneurodiagnostic Capstone

1 Credit

Assessment of ones 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.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): END-2920 END Directed Practice III, or departmental approval.