Sydney Professional Certificate

Intraoperative Neuromonitoring

Graduates of this Professional Certificate will have specialised knowledge in intraoperative neuromonitoring.

Graduates will be able to :

  • Explain the principles underpinning intraoperative neuromonitoring
  • Explain the techniques used to monitor the various neurological systems
  • Explain the changes that may be detected during monitoring
  • Describe the surgical principles and anatomy at risk for procedures involving the central and peripheral nervous systems
  • Describe in depth the neurophysiological modalities capable of detection and mitigation of impending neural injury
  • Effectively recognise and communicate neurophysiological changes indicative of impending neural injury
  • Analyse clinical scenarios.

 
 

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Sydney Professional Certificate in Intraoperative Neuromonitoring

Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
CLNP5006
Intraoperative Monitoring I
6    C CLNP5001


Critical Care students may request special permission to enrol in this unit of study.
Semester 1
CLNP5007
Intraoperative Monitoring II
6    P CLNP5001 and CLNP5006
Semester 2

Sydney Professional Certificate in Intraoperative Neuromonitoring

Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
CLNP5006 Intraoperative Monitoring I

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Adam Rehak, Mr Ryan Hamer Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online learning, webinars and/or discussion forums, 1 day face-to-face workshop (compulsory) Corequisites: CLNP5001 Assessment: Online quizzes (10%); 2x short essays (30%); clinical case discussions (10%); online exam (50%). Students must score a minimum of 50% in the exam to pass the unit of study. Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Note: Critical Care students may request special permission to enrol in this unit of study.
Unexpected postoperative neurologic deficit is arguably one of the most devastating potential complications of surgery. This unit examines the fundamental neurophysiological techniques necessary for continuous functional monitoring of the human nervous system during at risk surgical procedures. In particular, this unit provides the theoretical and practical knowledge underpinning somatosensory evoked potentials, brainstem auditory evoked potentials, motor evoked potentials and electromyography as they relate to various surgical disciplines.
CLNP5007 Intraoperative Monitoring II

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Adam Rehak, Mr Ryan Hamer Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online learning, webinars and/or discussion forums, 1 day face-to-face workshop (compulsory) Prerequisites: CLNP5001 and CLNP5006 Assessment: Online quizzes (10%); 2x short essays (30%); clinical case discussions (10%); online exam (50%). Students must score a minimum of 50% in the exam to pass the unit of study. Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
This unit of study builds on CLNP5006 and focuses on how multimodal monitoring can be used in a broad range of cranial, spinal and peripheral nerve procedures to minimise the likelihood of neurological trauma. Students will acquire the theoretical knowlede and practical skills to perform the various modalities of intraoperatrive neurophysiological monitoring and understand the structures at risk during a particular surgery.