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CLNP5002: Diagnostic Electroencephalography

2024 unit information

Electroencephalography (EEG) forms the basis of multiple neurophysiological techniques and is a powerful tool in its own right. This unit will introduce the standardised systems and nomenclature for EEG recordings, examine the characteristics of normal recordings and, using a case based approach illustrate the pathological changes associated with intracranial lesions, systemic disease and critical illness. The utility of EEG in the diagnosis of seizure disorders will be examined in detail.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Clinical Neurophysiology

Code CLNP5002
Academic unit Clinical Neurophysiology
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. 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
  • LO2. explain engineering principles, their importance and effect on the recording
  • LO3. explain filters and their effect on the EEG recording
  • LO4. identify and evaluate age related features of the normal EEG including identification of normal variants
  • LO5. identify and evaluate features of the abnormal EEG, both epileptiform and non-epileptiform
  • LO6. outline common activation procedures and their effect, benefits and contraindications
  • LO7. discuss common pathologies and seizure disorders and expected features on the EEG
  • LO8. identify how relevant details of patient history, clinical state and EEG findings contribute to an astute and accurate report.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Distance education/intensive on campus Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Distance education/intensive on campus Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Distance education/intensive on campus Remote
Semester 1 2022
Distance education/intensive on campus Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Distance education/intensive on campus Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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