CSD 651: Functional Human Neuroanatomy (3 Credits)
Introduces students to functional human neuroanatomy of cerebral cortex, basal ganglia, thalamus/hypothalamus, brains tern, reticular formation, cerebellum, spinal cord, motor system, somatosensory system, limbic system, visual system, auditory/vestibular system, the blood supply of the nervous system, cranial nerves and peripheral nerves, autonomic nervous system, the meninges, ventricular system, and cerebrospinal fluid. Both the normal functioning and particular pathologies of these systems will be discussed with the emphasis on clinical vignettes to illustrate the concepts to facilitate the interpretation and memorization of essential neuroanatomic information. This course emphasizes the correlation between IONM and the function of the relevant anatomical structures.
CSD 654: Clinical Neurophysiology: EEG and Biophysics (3 Credits)
Familiarizes the student with the EEG knowledge and techniques used for brain monitoring and protection. This is a clinical neurophysiology and functional monitoring course specific to electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring during surgery. Biophysics basis of EEG recording, adult and pediatric EEG, Epileptic EEG, neurological and medical EEG, and neuropharmacological EEG will be reviewed and integrated with neural functional monitoring and protection during surgery.
CSD 655: IONM Skull Base Surgery & Neural Function Protection (3 Credits)
This is a clinical neurophysiology and functional monitoring course specific to the disorders monitored during skull base surgery. This course will familiarize the student with the IONM knowledge and techniques used for skull base neural monitoring and protection. Skull base anatomy, neurophysiology, neurological diseases, pathology, specific surgical procedures, and anesthetic considerations will be reviewed and integrated with perioperative ABR, SSEP, VEP, S- EMG, T-EMG, NCS and MEP monitoring.
CSD 659: IONM Instr/Pract App II (3 Credits)
Provides students with supervised experience in the practical application of IONM instrumentation and procedures. This course will allow students to obtain exposure to the operating room environment and gain competence with the IONM protocols for a variety of surgeries. Students will also prepare for the Certification Examination in Neurophysiologic lntraoperative Monitoring (CNIM). This practicum involves on-site training at various hospitals.