The on-site Graduate Certificate Program in Interoperative Neuromonitoring is comprised of 3 required courses (9-credits in total). All 3 courses are offered in Alternative Summer 1 (May 30 – July 7, 2017).
PNB 5101 – Anatomy and Physiology for Intraoperative Neuromonitoring
4-credits, Alternative Summer Session 1; duration: 3 weeks
5/30/2017- 6/15/2017 – Monday- Thursday; 9:30am-1:30pm; 20 hours of laboratory, 40 hours of lecture (hybrid course: face-to-face, and online)
Anatomy and physiology of musculoskeletal, peripheral, and central nervous systems.
- Week 1: Musculoskeletal anatomy, cellular organization of central and peripheral nervous system and spinal cord.
- Week 2: Brain stem, cranial nerves, diencephalon, basal ganglia and cerebellum.
- Week 3: Telencephalon, motor system, general and special sensory systems.
Instructor: Dr. Radmila Filipovic: Lecturer, University of Connecticut PNB Department
PNB 5102 – Fundamentals of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring
3-credits, Alternative Summer Session 1; duration: 2 weeks
6/16/2017- 6/29/2017; Monday- Friday; 9:30am-1:30pm; 40 hours of lecture (hybrid course: face-to-face, and online)
Overview of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM). Basics underlying recording of signals and discussion of main neuromonitoring modalities, common surgeries employing neuromonitoring, operating room protocols and procedures.
- Week 1: Introduction to IONM and basics of recording; somatosensory evoked potentials, electromyography and transcranial electrical motor evoked potentials, brainstem auditory evoked responses, electroencephalography and other modalities.
- Week 2: Anesthesia and optimizing signals, neurological exam, common surgeries and appropriate modalities, common rules of the operating room (OR) and OR documentation.
- Dr. Radmila Filipovic: Lecturer, University of Connecticut PNB Department
- Dr. Payam Andalib, Adjunct Professor
PNB 5103 – Applied Intraoperative Neuromonitoring
2-credits, Alternative Summer Session 1; duration: 1 week
6/30/2017- 7/7/2017; Monday- Friday; 9:00am-4:00pm; 40 hours of laboratory (hybrid course: face-to-face, and online)
Opportunity to work with the Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) recording machines. Practice writing protocols for different modalities, and use of simulator programs to observe examples of signal acquisition.
Simulation lab and an overview to challenges in the OR setting.
Instructor: Dr. Payam Andalib, Adjunct Professor
We would like to thank Cadwell Laboratories for providing IONM machines for PNB 5103 course.