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Neurological Electrodiagnosis

Sydney Professional Certificate

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 Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites
C: Corequisites N: Prohibition
5000-level units of study
Diagnostic Electroencephalography
6 C CLNP5001
Clinical Neurophysiology Techniques
6 C CLNP5001