Class Descriptions

EDT-110: Neuroscience/Pathological Conditions

This course covers the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system as well as those disease processes which affect nervous system components. Topics include anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the neuron, brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and the special senses. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the structure and function of the nervous system and how this structure/function is affected by specific diseases.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:4
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

EDT-111: Laboratory Management

This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively manage and/or function as a team player in an electroneurodiagnostics department. Topics include the role of an effective manager, the role of a team player, techniques for scheduling, record keeping/storage, and creation/implementation of department policies. Upon completion, students should be able to understand those skills necessary to manage an electroneurodiagnostics department, both independently and as a team worker.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

EDT-112: Instrumentation/Recording Methods

This course covers theories of electrode placement, various instrumentation components used in neurological testing, and optimal recording techniques based on patient status. Topics include the International 10-20 System of electrode placement, electrode types/applications, electronics applicable to neurological testing, instrument controls, montages, and polarity/localization. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the theories underlying optimal utilization of electrodes and instrumentation for neurological testing.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

EDT-113: Clinical Correlates

This course covers normal and abnormal neurological test findings associated with the anatomy/physiology/pathology covered in EDT 110. Topics include normal and abnormal neurological test results, artifacts, and activation procedures utilizing teaching records from affiliated laboratories. Upon completion, students should be able to identify patterns and artifacts on neurological tests in order that optimal recording strategies may be utilized.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

EDT-114: Special Procedures

This course provides a basic understanding of special testing procedures used in neurological diagnosis. Topics include foundations of evoked potentials, nerve conduction studies, operating room monitoring, ambulatory EEGs, long-term video monitoring, polysomnography, and various radiological procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of various special procedures used in neurological diagnosis.

Course Prerequisites:
Take EDT-112; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

EDT-115: EDT Laboratory Practice

This course provides a practical application of theories covered in previous EDT courses. Emphasis is placed on practical skill development in neurological testing, appropriate patient rapport, infection control, and electrical safety guidelines, using mock situations. Upon completion, students should be able to conduct optimal neurological testing in mock situations.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0

EDT-116: Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Clinic al Experience

This course provides clinical experience in a hospital, outpatient clinic or physician's office setting, under the supervision of a qualified technologist or qualified physician. Emphasis is placed on qualified interaction between patients/family and hospital personnel and optimal skill level development in electroneurodiagnostic procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to conduct themselves professionally in a clinical setting and conduct optimal electroneurodiagnostic procedures as ordered by physicians.

Course Prerequisites:
Take EDT-118; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:12
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:36

EDT-118: EDT Laboratory Prac. II

This course is a continuation of EDT 115. Emphasis is placed on practical skills developed in neurological testing, to include the basic EEG along with special testing procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to conduct neurological testing in mock situations.

Course Prerequisites:
Take EDT-115(S16313); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:9
Clinic Credits:0