Unexpected postoperative motor deficit is arguably one of the most devastating potential complications of surgery. This unit will examine the methods used for monitoring the function and safety of cranial and peripheral motor nerves, the techniques used for risk reduction during spinal instrumentation and the use of motor evoked potential monitoring in both spinal and non-spinal surgery.
Online learning, webinars and/or discussion forums, compulsory 1 day face-to-face workshop (compulsory)
Online quizzes (20%); short answer questions (30%); participation in online discussion forums and/ or webinars (10%); online exam (40%)
Critical Care students must request special permission to enrol in this unit of study.