Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

NDT 202 - Neurodiagnostic Technology Practicum VI

Course Description

This course provides ongoing clinical instruction and an evaluation method for students to demonstrate clinical competency for electroencephalogram (EEG) procedures and advanced monitoring. During this semester the students will apply critical thinking skills in order to distinguish the monitoring techniques in the operating room and long term monitoring environment. During clinical rotations the students will generate a hypothesis based on the evidence of the data of the history and technologist’s assessment of the patient. This course introduces the students to advanced monitoring techniques performed in the Epilepsy monitoring unit, Neonatal and Adult Intensive Care Units, as well as multiple procedures performed in the operating room.

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, a student will 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: 2
Lab Hours: 12

Course Prerequisites: NDT 201 with grade C or better