Neurodiagnostic Technology

Associate in Arts Degree
Neurodiagnostic Technology

Program Updated: The requirements for this program have been updated for 2017 – 2018.
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Brief Description

The neurodiagnostic technologist (NDT) operates sophisticated equipment that displays the electrical activity of the brain and nervous system. The ND technologist works alongside physicians who interpret the data and provide clinical impressions. ND is a diverse field that includes electroencephalography, nerve conduction studies, intraoperative monitoring, long-term epilepsy monitoring, polysomnography (sleep disorder studies), and evoked potential. Generally working in a hospital or clinical setting, ND technologists prepare patients for procedures, record electrical potentials, obtain medical histories, and calibrate and maintain equipment. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required to graduate with a minimum of 2.0 in any given course.

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Interpret accurate, diagnostically acceptable ND tests in hospital or clinical laboratories
  • Apply neuroscience to ND recordings and diagnosis of disease conditions
  • Interpret the electrical display of EEG-PSG-EP recordings
  • Practice patient-centered care in accordance with the ethical and legal framework of the NDT
  • Collaborate as a member of the health care team to ensure clinical effectiveness
  • Evaluate ND tests (i.e., intraoperative monitoring, nerve conduction studies, ambulatory recordings, long-term video, EEG monitoring)
  • Operate ND diagnostic instrumentation
  • Prepare written summary reports for the neurologist
  • Practice infection control
  • Apply theoretical knowledge to relate the ND recordings to diagnosis of disease conditions

Completion Worksheet

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Core Courses

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
AHE 110 Medical Terminology 5
AHE 120 Safety for Healthcare 2
CMST& 220 Public Speaking 5
CMST 280 Intercultural Communication 5
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing 5
NDT 100 Biomedical Electronics 2
NDT 101 Introduction to EEG 6
NDT 102 Applied Neurophysiology 5
NDT 103 Intermediate EEG Applied 3
NDT 104 Clinical Correlates I 3
NDT 105 Advanced EEG 3
NDT 106 Applied Evoked Potential 4
NDT 120 Intermediate EEG Skills 3
NDT 121 Advanced EEG Skills 2
NDT 130 EEG Clinical 4
NDT 131 EEG Clinical II 4
NDT 132 EEG Clinical III 5
NDT 200 Clinical Correlates II 3
NDT 201 NDT Theory I 3
NDT 202 NDT Theory II 3
NDT 203 NDT Registry Review 1
NDT 220 NDT Skills I 2
NDT 221 NDT Skills II 2
NDT 230 NDT Clinical I 4
NDT 231 NDT Clinical II 4
NDT 232 NDT Clinical III 12
SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology 5

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Last Updated September 25, 2015