UT Dallas 2023 Graduate Catalog

HCS6374 - Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring

HCS 6374 (ACN 6374) Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) Part II (3 semester credit hours) Covers recordings of neuro-electric brain potentials and their interpretation during high-risk surgical procedures and clinically for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The use of various neurophysiological methods for guiding implantation of stimulating electrodes deep in the brain and for assisting the surgeon in certain operations are described. This course will cover an understanding of the various IONM techniques for different surgical procedures, including the brain, spine, and peripheral nerve surgeries. Students will be exposed to the basics and advance knowledge of neurophysiological monitoring techniques. IONM Part II, focusing on the national professional competencies, professional standards of practice, and evidence-based theory, is presented. The students will also learn to utilize research skills to explore the latest protocols and standards of practice. This course is second in two-part sequence to prepare the students for the Certification in Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (CNIM) examination administered by ABRET. IONM Part II is a very interactive course, and the students are expected and encouraged to participate in class discussions. Prerequisite: ACN 6373 or HCS 6373. (3-0) Y