Graduates of this Professional Certificate will have specialised knowledge in neurological electrodiagnosis.
Graduates will be able to:
- Describe the Electroencephalography (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 and filters and effect on the EEG recording
- Identify and evaluate age related features of the normal EEG and epileptiform and non-epileptiform features of the abnormal EEG.
- 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
- Explain the physiological, anatomical and pathophysiological basis of electromyography, visual evoked and upper and lower limb somatosensory evoked potential studies
- Demonstrate the correct setup for performing common upper and lower limb motor and sensory nerve conduction studies
- Distinguish voluntary and involuntary activity on EMG and explain abnormal features
- Use results of evoked potential studies to help diagnose optic neuritis and differentiate myelopathy from peripheral neuropathy
- Distinguish (and grade) median and ulnar neuropathies from other causes of hand and wrist complaints
- Describe neurophysiological features of demyelination and axonal pathologies
- Critically evaluate a repetitive nerve stimulation study result and define a positive result.
Sydney Professional Certificate in Neurological Electrodiagnosis
|Students must complete:
|(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
|Unit of study
|A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites
C: Corequisites N: Prohibition
|5000-level units of study
Clinical Neurophysiology Techniques