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Neurodiagnostic Technologist

10-525-2 Associate Degree (AAS) Full Time 60 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

The Neurodiagnostic Technologist program prepares you, under the supervision of a physician, to study and record electrical activity in the brain and nervous system for purposes of patient monitoring and supporting diagnoses in collaboration with the electroencephalographer. You’ll learn attributes and skills to obtain interpretable recordings of patients' nervous system function. You’ll become skilled in the following areas: communicating with patients, family and other healthcare personnel; taking and abstracting histories; applying adequate recording electrodes and using electroencephalography (EEG), evoked potential (EP), nerve conduction studies (NCS) and polysomnography (PSG) techniques; documenting the clinical condition of patients; and understanding and employing the optimal use of EEG, EP, NCS and PSG equipment, and data recording and documentation. This program includes a supervised practicum experience in a clinical setting while you are enrolled in the program.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Technical Studies (42 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Medical Terminology
    10-501-101
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10501101
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.

  • Digital Literacy for Healthcare
    10-501-107
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10501107
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on the use of technology in healthcare. Learners use common business software applications, including word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and databases. Communication methods using technology are addressed. Learners gain experience with using the electronic health record (E.H.R.). Healthcare E.H.R. security issues, social media use, and digital healthcare resources are examined.

  • Body Structure and Function
    10-501-153
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10501153
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduces the basic normal anatomy and physiology of the human body essential for nursing practice. Medical terminology is introduced and plays a significant role in the course. Medical Terminology (10-501-101) is recommended but not required.

  • NDT: EEG Basic
    10-525-101
    3Credit
    72
    90

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10525101
    • Credits: 3.00

    Develop understanding in the field of EEG and its use in medicine and surgery. Emphasis will be place on patient hook up, history taking, and careful handling of patients. Technical principles in actual operation of a laboratory will be introduced in the classroom and applied in the clinical area of EEG.

    Prereq: Body Structure and Function 10501153; Coreq: NDT: Neuroanatomy 10525102
  • NDT: Neuroanatomy
    10-525-102
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10525102
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores advanced neuroanatomy of the central and peripheral nervous system. Includes the study of neural tissue, spinal cord, spinal nerves, spinal reflexes, cranial nerves, sensory and motor pathways, higher order functions of the Autonomic Nervous system. Identify roles that each system plays in the field of Neurodiagnostics.

    Prereq: Medical Terminology 10501101; Coreq: NDT: Nerve Conduction Studies Basic 10525103
  • NDT: Nerve Conduction Studies Basic
    10-525-103
    3Credit
    72
    90

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10525103
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces the student to the field of NCS and its use in the clinical setting. Emphasis will be placed on Anatomy and Physiology, basic electronics, instrumentation and stimulation, trouble shooting, proper recording techniques and common tests performed.

    Coreq: NDT: EEG Basic 10525101
  • NDT: Introduction to Practicum
    10-525-116
    2Credit
    144
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10525116
    • Credits: 2.00

    Observe and understand Neurodiagnostic work-flow in the clinical setting.  Students will be able to perform Electroencephalograms (EEG’s) and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS’s) in the clinical setting. Observe and eventually perform Electroencephalograms (EEG’s) and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS’s) in a clinical setting with supervision.

    Prereq: NDT: EEG Basic 10525101, NDT: Neuroanatomy 10525102, and NDT: Nerve Conduction Study Basic 10525103
  • NDT: EEG Advanced
    10-525-104
    4Credit
    108
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10525104
    • Credits: 4.00

    Acquire advanced knowledge of EEG findings in neurological diseases. Demonstrate long term epilepsy monitoring, assess meds and treatments for epilepsy, assess and analyze diffuse encephalopathies, organic brain syndromes, dementias and tumors. Assess EEG findings in the neonates.

    Prereq: NDT: Introduction to Practicum 10525116; Coreq: NDT: Evoked Potentials Basic 10525105
  • NDT: Evoked Potentials Basic
    10-525-105
    2Credit
    54
    54

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10525105
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduces the fundamentals of evoked potentials including sensory pathways, digital instrumentation, obligate wave forms and technical writing.

    Coreq: NDT: Theory 10525107
  • NDT: Theory
    10-525-107
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10525107
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores the clinical correlates for EEG, NCS and EP. Correlate symptoms of trauma, metabolic/toxic/infectious diseases, demyelinating diseases, congenital/developmental disorders, myopathies, peripheral nerve disorders and more.

    Coreq: NDT: Practicum 1 - 10525117
  • NDT: Nerve Conduction Study Advanced
    10-525-109
    3Credit
    90
    72

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10525109
    • Credits: 3.00

    Acquire advanced knowledge of NCS procedures and takes an in-depth look at the brachial and lumbar plexuses, neuromuscular junction disorders, neurological diseases, repetitive nerve stimulation studies, blink reflexes and less common NCS tests performed.

    Coreq: NDT: EEG Advanced 10525104
  • NDT: Practicum 1
    10-525-117
    3Credit
    216
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 216
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10525117
    • Credits: 3.00

    Perform Electroencephalograms (EEG’s) and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS’s), Evoked Potential (EP’s) and long term monitoring (LTM’s) with direct supervision in the clinical setting.

    Coreq: NDT: Nerve Conduction Study Advanced 10525109
  • EEG Symposium
    10-525-118
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10525118
    • Credits: 1.00

    Emphasizes reevaluating difficult Electroencephalography (EEG) topics. Students will examine and review areas such as neonates, age-related patterns, EEG pattern recognition (normal and abnormal), filters, polarity and localization, neuro-anatomical structures and clinical correlates.

    Prereq: NDT: EEG Advanced 10525104, NDT: Evoked Potentials Basic 10525105; Coreq: Intro to Intraoperative Neuromonitoring 10525119
  • Intro to Intraoperative Neuromonitoring
    10-525-119
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10525119
    • Credits: 1.00

    Integrate the fundamentals of clinical Evoked Potentials (EP's) and learn how these are applied during Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IOM).

    Prereq: NDT: Theory 10525107; Coreq: NDT: Practicum 2 - 10525120
  • NDT: Practicum 2
    10-525-120
    5Credit
    360
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 360
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10525120
    • Credits: 5.00

    Application and performance of skills and knowledge on the techniques of recording quality Electroencephalograms (EEG’s), Polysomnogram (PSG), Long Term Monitoring (LTM), Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS), and Evoked Potentials (EP’s) with minimal supervision in the clinical setting.

    Prereq: NDT: Practicum 1 - 10525117; Coreq: Principles of Polysomnography 10525121
  • Principles of Polysomnography
    10-525-121
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10525121
    • Credits: 2.00

    Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to perform sleep studies, including recording and interpreting events observed during sleep. Treatment of sleep related disorders and discuss the major sleep and arousal disorders based on age-specific criteria.

    Prereq: NDT: Nerve Conduction Study Advanced 10525109; Coreq: EEG Symposium 10525118

    General Studies (18 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
    10-801-196
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • College Technical Math 1A
    10-804-113
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10804113
    • Credits: 3.00

    Included topics are solving linear equations; graphing; percent; proportions; measurement systems; computational geometry; and right triangle trigonometry. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. Successful completion of College Technical Math 1A and College Technical Math 1B is the equivalent of College Technical Math 1.

    Prereq: Alg – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 51+, Next Gen 250+, ACT Math 18+ OR Alg Prep 10834109 OR Math & Logic 10804133 OR Not pursuing a degree.
  • Intro to Psychology
    10-809-198
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809198
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on the theoretical foundation of human functioning and looks at learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. Students consider the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • English Composition 1
    10-801-136
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801136
    • Credits: 3.00

    Designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR not pursuing a degree.
  • Think Critically & Creatively
    10-809-103
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809103
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides instruction in the vital, realistic and practical methods of thinking which are in high demand in all occupations of substance today. Decision making, problem solving, detailed analysis of ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals and objectives, and more are considered in-depth as the student applies specific thinking strategies and tools to situations in a wide variety of workplace, personal, academic and cultural situations.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Introduction to Diversity Studies
    10-809-172
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809172
    • Credits: 3.00

    Develops workplace skills needed to work with diverse groups of people. Ethnic relations are studied in global and comparative perspectives. Students examine their biases and gain awareness of differences and common ground shared. The course emphasizes how personal and cultural diversity enhances the effectiveness of work groups.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
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