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NDT 100 Biomedical Electronics • 2 Cr.

Introduction to the field of EEG and its use in medicine and surgery. Emphasizes: instrumentation, principles of conversion between analog and digital signals, localization techniques for bipolar and referential montage, and the purpose of bipolar and referential montage. Technical principles in actual operation of a laboratory are introduced in the classroom and applied in the clinical area of EEG. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program. Previously ENDT 100. Either ENDT 100 or NDT 100 may be taken for credit, but not both.

NDT 101 Introduction to EEG • 6 Cr.

Introduction to the field of EEG and its use in medicine and surgery. Emphasizes: patient hook-up, history taking, and handling of patients. Technical principles in actual operation of a laboratory are introduced in the classroom and applied in the clinical area of EEG. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program. Previously ENDT 101. Either ENDT 101 or NDT 101 may be taken for credit, but not both.

NDT 102 Applied Neurophysiology • 5 Cr.

Advanced neuroanatomy of the central nervous system. Identifies the role of the brainstem in controlling body functions and maintaining equilibrium. Includes functions of the musculoskeletal system. Analyzes the nervous control of cardiac muscles, including the autonomic nervous system. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program. Previously ENDT 102. Either ENDT 102 or NDT 102 may be taken for credit, but not both.

NDT 103 Intermediate EEG • 3 Cr.

Expand knowledge in the field of EEG and its use in medicine and surgery. Emphasizes recognizing normal and abnormal EEGs, including epilepsy, diffuse encephalopathy, and focal brain lesions. Technical principles in actual operation of a laboratory are introduced in the classroom and applied in the clinical area of EEG. Prerequisite: NDT 101. Previously ENDT 103. Either ENDT 103 or NDT 103 may be taken for credit, but not both.

NDT 104 Clinical Correlates I • 3 Cr.

Explores the clinical correlates for EEG, recognizing diseases and syndromes related to EEG, and how they relate to the EEG recording. Previously ENDT 104. Either ENDT 104 or NDT 104 may be taken for credit, but not both.

NDT 105 Advanced EEG • 3 Cr.

Broaden knowledge of EEG findings in neurological diseases. Emphasizes: assessing and analyzing brain death, neonates, organic brain syndromes and dementias, medication effects and the EEG, and bedside recording. Prerequisite: NDT 103. Previously ENDT 105. Either ENDT 105 or NDT 105 may be taken for credit, but not both.

NDT 106 Applied Evoked Potential • 4 Cr.

Introduction to the fundamentals of evoked potential, including sensory pathways, digital instrumentation, obligate wave forms, and technical reporting. Previously ENDT 106. Either ENDT 106 or NDT 106 may be taken for credit, but not both.

NDT 120 Intermediate EEG Skills • 3 Cr.

Continuing study of the field of EEG and its use in medicine and surgery. Emphasizes: patient hook-up, history taking, and handling of patients. Technical principles in actual operation of a laboratory are introduced in the classroom and applied in the clinical area of EEG. Previously ENDT 120. Either ENDT 120 or NDT 120 may be taken for credit, but not both.

NDT 121 Advanced EEG Skills • 2 Cr.

Broadens knowledge of EEG findings in neurological diseases. Emphasizes: assessing and analyzing brain death, neonates, organic brain syndromes and dementias, medication effects and the EEG, and bedside recording. Prerequisite: NDT 120. Previously ENDT 121. Either ENDT 121 or NDT 121 may be taken for credit, but not both.

NDT 130 EEG Clinical I • 4 Cr.

Performance of clinical EEG along with recognizing and understanding the test result displayed. Previously ENDT 130. Either ENDT 130 or NDT 130 may be taken for credit, but not both.

NDT 131 EEG Clinical II • 4 Cr.

Performance of clinical EEG and evoked potential along with recognizing and understanding the test result displayed. Prerequisite: NDT 130. Previously ENDT 131. Either ENDT 131 or NDT 131 may be taken for credit, but not both.

NDT 132 EEG Clinical III • 5 Cr.

Performance of clinical EEG and evoked potential along with recognizing and understanding the test result displayed. Prerequisite: NDT 131. Previously ENDT 132. Either ENDT 132 or NDT 132 may be taken for credit, but not both.

NDT 200 Clinical Correlates II • 3 Cr.

Explores the clinical correlates for evoked potential, long-term epilepsy monitoring, nerve conduction velocity and intraoperative monitoring, including indications for intraoperative neurophysiological changes and intraoperative monitoring. Classifies pharmacological agents according to their use in the surgical environment. Analyzes the effects of anesthetic agents. Prerequisite: NDT 104. Previously ENDT 200. Either ENDT 200 or NDT 200 may be taken for credit, but not both.

NDT 201 NDT Theory I • 3 Cr.

Introduce other neurodiagnostic recordings used in the neurological area. Emphasizes: polysomnography (sleep disorders) and long-term epilepsy monitoring. Prerequisite: NDT 105 and 121 with a C or better. Previously ENDT 201. Either ENDT 201 or NDT 201 may be taken for credit, but not both.

NDT 202 NDT Theory II • 3 Cr.

Introduce other neurodiagnostic recordings used in the neurological area. Emphasizes: nerve conduction velocity testing and intraoperative monitoring. Prerequisite: NDT 201. Previously ENDT 202. Either ENDT 202 or NDT 202 may be taken for credit, but not both.

NDT 203 NDT Registry Review • 1 Cr.

Comprehensive review of theory pertaining to EEG and evoked potential in preparation for the national exams. Reviews resumes, job-seeking skills, and practice skills for employment. Prerequisite: NDT 201. Previously ENDT 203. Either ENDT 203 or NDT 203 may be taken for credit, but not both.

NDT 220 NDT Skills I • 2 Cr.

An introduction to other neurodiagnostic recordings used in the neurological area. Emphasis will be placed on polysomnography (sleep disorders) and long-term epilepsy monitoring. Prerequisite: NDT 105 and 121 with a C or better. Previously ENDT 220. Either ENDT 220 or NDT 220 may be taken for credit, but not both.

NDT 221 NDT Skills II • 2 Cr.

Introduce other neurodiagnostic recordings used in the neurological area. Emphasizes: intraoperative monitoring and nerve conduction velocity. Prerequisite: NDT 220. Previously ENDT 221. Either ENDT 221 or NDT 221 may be taken for credit, but not both.

NDT 230 NDT Clinical I • 4 Cr.

Performance of EEG and evoked potential with minimal supervision. Observe polysomnography and long-term epilepsy monitoring. Previously ENDT 230. Either ENDT 230 or NDT 230 may be taken for credit, but not both.

NDT 231 NDT Clinical II • 4 Cr.

Performance of EEG and evoked potential with minimal supervision. Observe intraoperative monitoring and nerve conduction velocity testing. Prerequisite: NDT 230. Previously ENDT 231. Either ENDT 231 or NDT 231 may be taken for credit, but not both.

NDT 232 NDT Clinical III • 12 Cr.

Performance of EEG, evoked potential, polysomnography, intraoperative, nerve conduction studies, and long-term epilepsy monitoring, all within the clinical setting with minimal supervision. Prerequisite: NDT 231. Previously ENDT 232. Either ENDT 232 or NDT 232 may be taken for credit, but not both.

NDT 350 EKG Dysrhythmias • 5 Cr.

This course covers standard EKG placement, cardiovascular anatomy, and physiology, methods of EKG interpretation, and differentiation of normal and abnormal rhythms. Students will learn to recognize sinus, atrial, junctional, and ventricular dysrhythmias. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

NDT 351 Nerve Conduction Studies • 5 Cr.

This course covers the use of nerve conduction studies to assess peripheral nervous system damage. After covering electrical safety standards and application of electrodes, students will learn to perform several different nerve conduction studies; to correlate patient histories with current symptoms to determine the appropriate study, and to differentiate between normal and abnormal waveforms. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

NDT 352 Polysomnography Studies • 5 Cr.

This course covers polysomnography from initial patient contact through the study and follow-up. Students will be exposed to proper polysomnography instrumentation and recording techniques, technical specifications, and scoring methods. Students will learn to perform all of the discrete tests administered during an overnight sleep study. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

NDT 353 Evoked Potential Studies • 5 Cr.

Students will learn to test the integrity of the central nervous system through administering a series of sensory stimulus exams. Students will be exposed to methods for assessing the visual, auditory, and somatosensory pathways. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

NDT 450 Intraoperative Monitoring • 5 Cr.

Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring or intraoperative neuromonitoring is the use of electrophysiological methods such as electroencephalography, electromyography, and evoked potentials to monitor the functional integrity of certain neural structures during surgery. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

NDT 451 Long Term Epilepsy Monitoring • 5 Cr.

Students will learn to conduct a long-term epilepsy monitoring study, beginning with appropriate electrode placement for specific patient needs. Instrumentation for long-term monitoring, preparation of data sheets for seizure tracking, and assessment of results will be covered. Patient safety will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

NDT 452 Quantitative and Continuous EEG • 5 Cr.

Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG) is the field concerned with the numerical analysis of electroencephalography data and associated behavioral correlates. Continuous EEG (CEEG) monitoring allows uninterrupted assessment of cerebral cortical activity with good spatial resolution and excellent temporal resolution. This procedure provides a means of constantly assessing brain function in critically ill obtunded and comatose patients. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

NDT 453 Functional MRI and Magnetic Encephalography • 5 Cr.

In this advanced course, students will explore the various applications for performing fMRI and/or MEG; include perceptual and cognitive brain processes, localizing regions affected by pathology before surgical removal, determining the function of various parts of the brain, and neurofeedback. Students will learn to differentiate between the physiologic information from the EEG and the anatomical information in the MRI. Instrumentation and patient safety will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

NDT 454 Pediatric EEG Monitoring • 5 Cr.

In this advanced course, students will learn the theory and practice of pediatric EEG monitoring. They will learn to assess signs and symptoms for pediatric diseases and disorders; students will also develop skills for recognizing childhood seizure manifestations and classification and other abnormal childhood EEG patterns. The course will cover current medications and their effect on EEG activity. Other therapeutic modalities; mechanical, pharmacological, and surgical will be explored. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.