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Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDT) Curriculum

Semester I

EOL 1010: Neurodiagnostic Technology I

3 credits

This is an introductory course designed to provide the foundation of contemporary neurodiagnostic technology for the entering student. Concepts and objectives are presented utilizing National Professional Competencies, Professional Standards of Practice, and evidence‑based theory. Basic skills included clinical electroencephalography (EEG) with an emphasis on instrumentation, normal brain wave patterns and activating procedures. The role of the NDT technologist and medical history taking are integral components. Ethical-legal issues relating to the field are examined. Medical terminology is integrated through the course. An annotated bibliography is required.

EOL 1340: Aspects of Neuroanatomy & Neurophysiology

3 credits

This course examines the anatomy of the central and peripheral nervous system with focus on the functional aspects of the brain stem, cerebellum, basal ganglia, and cerebrum. It provides a foundation for better understanding of neurological diseases and disorders.

EOL 1020: Clinical Education

3 credits

A simulated laboratory stresses preparation of patient, safety, and basic recording techniques. Clinical experience promotes critical thinking and assists students in the application of theory and fundamental EEG skills.

Semester II

EOL 1120: Neurodiagnostic Technology II

3 credits

Builds upon fundamental concepts acquired in NDT I. A focus on the National Professional Competencies, Profession Standards of Practice, and evidence-based theory continue as more complex content is presented. More advanced skills are introduced while further application of instrumentation and recording skills are emphasized. The integration of abnormal brain wave patterns, artifacts, and localizing techniques continue. The integration of neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric EEG with the adult EEG continues as an integral component of this course. A research paper is required.

EOL 2010: Neurological Diseases & Disorders

3 credits

Explores the more common adult and pediatric neurological diseases and disorders. Includes clinical and electrographic correlations and related medications used for treatment. Examines patient histories relevant to neurodiagnostic findings. 

EOL 1130: Clinical Practicum I

3 credits 

Clinical experience takes place in one of several health care facilities. Emphasis is on preparation of patients, and accurately recording an EEG under supervision. Clinical experience will promote and assist students in critical thinking and in the application of newly attained theory.

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Semester III

EOL 2120: Record Review I

4 credits

Building on fundamental concepts learned in previous professional courses, students use information technology, research, and clinical expertise to review case studies in EEG, report writing and reading EEG. The learner is encouraged to utilize more independent critical thinking skills in order to enhance decision making in the clinical setting. Contemporary issues and trends impacting the profession are discussed. Emphasis is on utilizing the highest professional standards and evidence-based practice. A research paper is required.

EOL 2110: Practicum I
This practicum emphasizes continued development of technical skills used in testing patients in a variety of clinical settings. Clinical experience will assist students in critical thinking and in the application of newly attained theory.
EOL 2130: Related NDT Procedures

3 credits

Introduces basic concepts of clinical evoked potentials, polysomnography, nerve conduction studies, long term epilepsy monitoring and intraoperative monitoring; includes recording parameters, instrumentation and application. Course requires utilization of research skills to explore the latest protocols and standards of practice.

EOL 2340: Record Review II

4 credits

This course builds upon prior knowledge, skills and abilities, as the learner prepares to integrate the role of the NDT Technologist as a member of a collaborative interdisciplinary team and within the profession of neurodiagnostic technology. Through the use of research, information technology and clinical expertise, students present case studies & record review. Research will require collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary health care team. Emphasis is on bringing together all aspects of patient care/treatment and correlating the clinical state of the patient with electrographic findings.

EOL 2350: Practicum II

This is a clinical experience with a focus on practicing patient-centered care in accordance with the ethical and legal framework of the neurodiagnostic profession to ensure the highest standards of practice. Experience in more advanced skill areas, such as special care units and the operating room, maybe included.

Total Program Credits: 29

More extensive clinical experience may be necessary to further develop skills in specialty areas.