UT Dallas 2023 Graduate Catalog

HCS6375 - IONM Special Topics

HCS 6375 (ACN 6375) IONM Special Topics (3 semester credit hours) Special topics in the area of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM). Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring (IONM) and mapping is an essential tool for surgeons to perform brain surgeries near eloquent tissue safely. Brain Mapping helps the surgeon localize the sensory, motor, language gyrus, and tracts to minimize the risk of an intraoperative injury: brain mapping aid the surgeon in localizing and differentiate healthy and tumor tissue. Advance IONM course presenting special topics in applied cognition and neuroscience. This course will cover an understanding of the various IONM techniques for different surgical procedures each semester. Students will be exposed to the basics and advance knowledge of neurophysiological monitoring and mapping. Professor will discuss advanced mapping and monitoring of the spinal cord, focusing on the national professional competencies, professional standards of practice, and evidence-based theory in this course. The students will learn to use research skills to explore the latest protocols and standards of practice. Students will work on group projects, understand the journal article search, and write a publishable paper. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Prerequisites: (ACN 6373 or HCS 6373 or ACN 6374 or HCS 6374 or instructor consent) and BBSC majors only. (3-0) Y