Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3136
First Term: 2016 Spring   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60.5-79.5
CIP Code: 51.0903

Occupational Area: Health Science
Instructional Council: Allied Health (51)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 25-1071, 29-2099

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Electroneurodiagnostic (END) Technology program is designed to prepare students to use electrical techniques to evaluate activity of the brain and spinal cord and to perform electroencephalograms (EEG`s), evoked potentials (EP`s), and nerve conduction velocity studies (NCV`s) in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The program focuses on the general area of biomedical electronics with specific instruction in the theory and use of END instruments and factors influencing testing outcomes and reporting.

Successful completion of the AAS degree in Electroneurodiagnostic Technology program enables the student to take the American Board of Registered Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists (ABRET) examination to become a Registered Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist (R. EEG T.).

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester

Required Courses
+ EEG115 Biomedical Electronic Technology I 2
+ EEG116 Biomedical Electronic Technology II 3
+ EEG130 Introduction to EEG 4
+ EEG140 Basic Electroneurodiagnostic Skills 2
+ EEG200 Clinical Rotation I 3
+ EEG201 Intermediate EEG 4
+ EEG205 Applied Evoked Potentials and Nerve Conduction Studies 2
+ EEG206 Advanced EEG 2
+ EEG207 Electroneurodiagnostic Record Review 4
+ EEG210 Applied Neurophysiology 3
+ EEG211 Clinical Rotation II 3
+ EEG220 Clinical Rotation III 3
+ EEG282AA Volunteerism for Electroneurodiagnostic Technology: Service Learning Experience 1
HRC101 Overview of Healthcare Compliance 1
Credits: 37

Program Competencies
1. Describe topography, morphology, and characteristics of wave complexes occurring in a normal EEG tracing. (EEG130, EEG140, EEG200, EEG201, EEG207, EEG210, EEG211, EEG220)
2. Select appropriate electrode derivations for graphic display of the electrophysiological events while observing the actual EEG recording process. (EEG130, EEG140, EEG200, EEG201, EEG211, EEG220)
3. Use instrumental parameters to augment and/or attenuate the graphic display of electrical events while recording an actual EEG. (EEG130, EEG140, EEG200, EEG201, EEG211, EEG220)
4. Prepare the EEG instrument to include the electrode check and calibration. (EEG140, EEG200, EEG201, EEG211, EEG220)
5. Establish rapport with the patient and obtain accurate patient history. (EEG140, EEG200, EEG201, EEG211, EEG220)
6. Accurately measure scalp and apply electrodes. (EEG140, EEG200, EEG201, EEG211, EEG220)
7. Explain testing procedures to patient to minimize test apprehension. (EEG140, EEG200, EEG201, EEG211, EEG220)
8. Initiate procedures for maximum data acquisition, for both sensitivity and filter settings, before and during the recording. (EEG140, EEG200, EEG201, EEG211, EEG220)
9. Demonstrate basic technical interpretation of an EEG recording. (EEG200, EEG201, EEG206, EEG207, EEG211, EEG220)
10. Perform standard electroencephalographic activation recordings. (EEG200, EEG201, EEG211, EEG220)
11. Identify normal adult sleeping and waking EEG tracings. (EEG200, EEG201, EEG207, EEG211, EEG220)
12. Prepare for and complete brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER), visual evoked response (VER) and somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP) testing on a patient. (EEG205, EEG220)
13. Describe and demonstrate the current uses of evoked potentials in a clinical setting, including intraoperative monitoring (IOM) and NCV. (EEG205, EEG206, EEG211, EEG220)
14. Provide written technical interpretation of Electroneurodiagnostic studies, including EEG, EP, NCV, IOM and long term monitoring (LTM). (EEG206, EEG207, EEG211)
15. Assist in specialized recording procedures as required in a neurological intensive care, LTM, premature infants, IOM and for cerebral death determination. (EEG206, EEG211, EEG220)
16. Diagram and describe major anatomical structures of the brain and their functions. (EEG210)
17. Describe and explain selected neurologic disorders and common dysfunctions. (EEG210)
18. Complete a service learning experience, and compose required written reports. (EEG282AA)
19. Demonstrate safe usage of basic electronic systems with emphasis on grounding and electrical safety and equipment functionality. (EEG115, EEG116)
20. Describe legal mandates and ethical considerations for health care corporate compliance programs. (HRC101)
21. Summarize and discuss the Seven Essential Elements of an effective compliance program. (HRC101)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: September 29, 2015

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