Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

NDT 201 - Neurodiagnostic Technology Practicum V

Course Description

This course provides ongoing clinical instruction and an evaluation method for students to demonstrate clinical competency for Electroencephalography (EEG) procedures, as well as apply skills learned in NDT 104 (Evoked Potentials) and NDT 105 (Polysomnography PSG) to the clinical environment.

Students will learn about seizure classification and epileptic syndromes. This course will also focus on EEG interpretation as associated with seizure disorders, epileptiform abnormalities, and artifact recognition.

Student must pass each Clinical Competency Exam with at least a 70%. Students must achieve a "C" or better in each NDT course within the Neurodiagnostic Technology Program in order to progress sequentially to the next course.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Apply necessary critical thinking skills to assess and meet the patient’s needs.
Measure head according to the International 10-20 System.
Accurately apply electrodes using various accepted methods of paste and collodion.
Complete clinical requirements and document.
Provide documentation of Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDT) studies performed.
Provide documentation of pattern recognition and technical interpretation.
Understand the importance of artifact recognition, elimination, and monitoring techniques.
Discuss seizure classification and provide examples of seizure disorders related to each category.
Discuss in detail a patient’s history, course, treatment, and outcome as it relates to a specific epileptic syndrome and present these findings in a case history/research project.

Credit Hours: 8
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 10

Course Prerequisites: NDT 105 with grade C or better Coreq. NDT 200