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CLNP5005: Neuromonitoring in Anaesthesia

2024 unit information

This unit of study examines the techniques available to monitor the function and wellbeing of the brain and nervous system during anaesthesia and surgery. Despite their widespread use, the effect of general anaesthetic agents on the brain and spinal cord is still poorly understood. There is wide interpatient variability in responses to these agents, and intraoperative haemodynamic fluctuations and underlying disease processes are all threats to the central nervous system which may be mitigated by careful monitoring.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Clinical Neurophysiology

Code CLNP5005
Academic unit Clinical Neurophysiology
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
This unit of study is primarily targeted at Medicine students. Science in Medicine students should contact the unit coordinator to discuss enrolment in this unit of study

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

  • LO1. interpret single channel intraoperative electroencephalogram to determine adequacy of hypnosis and to avoid the administration of excessive doses of anaesthetic agents
  • LO2. use rational test selection and interpretation to ensure patient safety by determination of neuromuscular function in the setting of pharmacological neuromuscular blockade
  • LO3. critically evaluate the selection and application of various techniques for the monitoring of intracranial perfusion and oxygenation
  • LO4. examine the utilisation of invasive monitoring systems for the determination of intracranial pressure to promote adequate intracranial perfusion in the context of neurocritical care.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 Early 2020
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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