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Diagnostic Electroencephalography

Sydney Professional Certificate

Graduates of this Professional Certificate will have specialised knowledge in Diagnostic Electroencephalography (EEG).

Graduates will have cognitive skills to:

  • Describe the EEG convention, the 10-20 system of electrode placement and different categories of montages and their optimal utilization for identification of normal and abnormal features
  • Explain engineering principles, their importance and effect on the recording
  • Explain filters and their effect on the EEG recording
  • Identify and evaluate age related features of the normal EEG including identification of normal variants
  • Identify and evaluate features of the abnormal EEG, both epileptiform and non-epileptiform
  • Outline common activation procedures and their effect, benefits and contraindications
  • Discuss common pathologies and seizure disorders and expected features on the EEG
  • Identify how relevant details of patient history, clinical state and EEG findings contribute to an astute and accurate report
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the EEG recording system and the effects of key components on performance of the different types of long-term EEG monitoring.
  • Identify various drugs and medications used on patients with epilepsy and their effects on EEG recording
  • Identify and evaluate EEG patterns encountered in ICU and ED department
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of seizure induction methods, appropriate testing of patients during an event for both diagnostic and surgical evaluation of the neurological disorders in EMU
  • Demonstrate how inter-ictal and ictal EEG patterns are used to localise and lateralise the electro-clinical semiology in pre-surgical evaluation of focal/multifocal tumours and epilepsies
  • Recognise the common focal epilepsies studied with invasive EEG monitoring using strips, grids and stereotactic depth electrodes and discuss indications for each technique and their benefits and pitfalls in localisation of seizure source
  • Identify cortical zones and explain the concepts of cortical mapping of seisure focus, and utility of advanced EEG features high frequency
  • Understand the concept of cortical mapping of eloquent area with electrical cortical stimulation and discuss benefits and limitations between subdural grids and stereotactic depth electrodes.

Sydney Professional Certificate in Diagnostic Electroencephalography (EEG)

Admission requirements:
(a) Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Physicians specialising in neurology, or
(b) Training in neurology.
Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites
C: Corequisites N: Prohibition
5000-level units of study
Diagnostic Electroencephalography
6 C CLNP5001
Advanced Electroencephalography
6 P CLNP5001 and CLNP5002