Recommended Course Descriptions

1st Year Fall

NDT 100: Introductory EEG - 5 credits

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 and purposes for bipolar and referential montage, and basic wave form recognition. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

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NDT 102: Applied Neurophysiology - 5 credits

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.

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AHE 120: Safety for Healthcare - 2 credits

Provides basic training in CPR, First Aid, HIV/AIDS, and the prevention of workplace violence.

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1st Year Winter

NDT 103: Intermediate EEG - 3 credits

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 100.

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NDT 104: Clinical Correlates I - 3 credits

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.

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NDT 120: Intermediate EEG Skills - 3 credits

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.

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NDT 130: EEG Clinical I - 4 credits

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.

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AHE 110: Medical Terminology - 5 credits

Provides a comprehensive foundation of basic medical terminology for use in health care careers. Includes Greek and Latin word roots, prefixes, suffixes, combining forms, special endings, plural forms, abbreviations and symbols. Terminology emphasis on body structures, anatomical systems, pathologies, medical procedures, medical specialties, and common terms and abbreviations used in health care. Introduces concepts and application or reading, writing and interpreting common medical formats such as HPI and SOAP.

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1st Year Spring

NDT 105: Advanced EEG - 3 credits

Broaden knowledge of EEG findings in neurological diseases. Emphasizes: adult, pediatric and neonatal EEG correlates, organic brain syndromes and dementias, medication effects, bedside recording, electrocerebral inactivity. Prerequisite: NDT 103.

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NDT 106: Applied Evoked Potential - 4 credits

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.

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NDT 121: Advanced EEG Skills - 2 credits

Broaden knowledge of EEG findings in neurological diseases. Emphasizes: Electrode application using 10/20 measurement system, obtaining pertinent patient history, establishing a safe recording environment and developing a professional rapport with the patient and the patient's family, bedside recording, electrocerebral inactivity. Prerequisite: NDT 120.

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NDT 131: EEG Clinical II - 4 credits

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.

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2nd Year Summer

NDT 132: EEG Clinical III - 5 credits

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.

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2nd Year Fall

NDT 200: Clinical Correlates II - 3 credits

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.

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NDT 201: NDT Theory I - 3 credits

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.

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NDT 203: NDT Registry Review - 1 credits

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.

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NDT 220: NDT Skills I - 2 credits

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.

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NDT 230: NDT Clinical I - 4 credits

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.

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2nd Year Winter

NDT 202: NDT Theory II - 3 credits

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.

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NDT 221: NDT Skills II - 2 credits

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.

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NDT 231: NDT Clinical II - 4 credits

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.

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*NDT program does accept CMST&230 Small Group Communication as a substitute for CMST&220 Public Speaking

2nd Year Spring

NDT 232: NDT Clinical III - 12 credits

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.

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CMST 280: Intercultural Communication - 5 credits

Examines the relationship between culture and various aspects of the communication process. Students explore cultural identity, bias, and worldview. Students practice skills that contribute to intercultural competence in a variety of contexts.

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Last Updated February 9, 2015