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CLNP5006: Intraoperative Monitoring I

Unexpected postoperative neurologic deficit is arguably one of the most devastating potential complications of surgery. This unit examines the fundamental neurophysiological techniques necessary for continuous functional monitoring of the human nervous system during at risk surgical procedures. In particular, this unit provides the theoretical and practical knowledge underpinning somatosensory evoked potentials, brainstem auditory evoked potentials, motor evoked potentials and electromyography as they relate to various surgical disciplines.

Code CLNP5006
Academic unit Clinical Neurophysiology
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of neuroanatomy, physiology and pathology in relation to human function and clinical neurophysiological recordings
  • LO2. Utilise commonly employed neurophysiology techniques to record spontaneous and evoked activity from the central and peripheral nervous systems
  • LO3. Recognise normal and abnormal neurophysiological recordings to understand the clinical outcome on patients and take action to manage abnormal recordings and patient safety where appropriate
  • LO4. Recognise various artefacts on neurophysiological recordings and take action to eliminate or minimise the impact on the final recording, obtaining the best quality recording possible
  • LO5. Integrate academic knowledge with clinical practice

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.