Sydney Professional Certificate

Diagnostic Electroencephalography (EEG)

Graduates of this Professional Certificate will have specialised knowledge in Diagnostic Electroencephalography (EEG).

Graduates will have cognitive skills to:

  • Describe the EEG convention, the 10-20 system of electrode placement and different categories of montages and their optimal utilization for identification of normal and abnormal features
  • Explain engineering principles, their importance and effect on the recording
  • Explain filters and their effect on the EEG recording
  • Identify and evaluate age related features of the normal EEG including identification of normal variants
  • Identify and evaluate features of the abnormal EEG, both epileptiform and non-epileptiform
  • Outline common activation procedures and their effect, benefits and contraindications
  • Discuss common pathologies and seizure disorders and expected features on the EEG
  • Identify how relevant details of patient history, clinical state and EEG findings contribute to an astute and accurate report
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the EEG recording system and the effects of key components on performance of the different types of long-term EEG monitoring.
  • Identify various drugs and medications used on patients with epilepsy and their effects on EEG recording
  • Identify and evaluate EEG patterns encountered in ICU and ED department
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of seizure induction methods, appropriate testing of patients during an event for both diagnostic and surgical evaluation of the neurological disorders in EMU
  • Demonstrate how inter-ictal and ictal EEG patterns are used to localise and lateralise the electro-clinical semiology in pre-surgical evaluation of focal/multifocal tumours and epilepsies
  • Recognise the common focal epilepsies studied with invasive EEG monitoring using strips, grids and stereotactic depth electrodes and discuss indications for each technique and their benefits and pitfalls in localisation of seizure source
  • Identify cortical zones and explain the concepts of cortical mapping of seisure focus, and utility of advanced EEG features high frequency
    oscillations.
  • Understand the concept of cortical mapping of eloquent area with electrical cortical stimulation and discuss benefits and limitations between subdural grids and stereotactic depth electrodes.

 
 

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

Diagnostic Electroencephalography (EEG)

Sydney Professional Certificate in Diagnostic Electroencephalography (EEG)

Admission requirements:
(a) (a) Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Physicians specialising in neurology, or
(b) Training in neurology.
Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
5000-level units of study
CLNP5002
Diagnostic Electroencephalography
6    C CLNP5001


Critical Care and Internal Medicine students may request special permission to enrol in this unit of study.
Semester 1
CLNP5004
Advanced Electroencephalography
6    C CLNP5001


It is strongly recommended that students who do not have 1 - 2 years EEG experience complete CLNP5002 prior to enrolment in this unit of study. Internal Medicine students may request special permission to enrol in this unit of study.
Semester 2

Diagnostic Electroencephalography (EEG)

Sydney Professional Certificate in Diagnostic Electroencephalography (EEG)

Admission requirements:
(a) (a) Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Physicians specialising in neurology, or
(b) Training in neurology.
Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
5000-level units of study
CLNP5002 Diagnostic Electroencephalography

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Karen Storchenegger Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online learning, discussion forums, 2 day face-to-face workshop (compulsory) Corequisites: CLNP5001 Assessment: Online quizzes (10%); 2x short essays (30%); participation in generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); clinical case discussions (10%); online exam (40%). 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 and Internal Medicine students may request special permission to enrol in this unit of study.
Electroencephalography (EEG) forms the basis of multiple neurophysiological techniques and is a powerful tool in its own right. This unit will introduce the standardised systems and nomenclature for EEG recordings, examine the characteristics of normal recordings and, using a case based approach illustrate the pathological changes associated with intracranial lesions, systemic disease and critical illness. The utility of EEG in the diagnosis of seizure disorders will be examined in detail.
Textbooks
Niedermeyer's Electroencephalography: basic principles, clinical applications, and related fields by Niedermeyer, Ernst; Schmoer, Donald L; Lopes da Silva, F.H 2011 - Sixth Edition; Current Practice of Clinical Electroencephalography by Ebersole, John S; Husain, Aatif M; Nordii, Douglas R 2015- Fourth Edition; Current Practice of Clinical Electroencephalography by Ebersole, John S; Pedley, Timothy A 2003- Third Edition
CLNP5004 Advanced Electroencephalography

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Samantha Soe Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online learning, webinars and/or discussion forums, 2 day face-to-face workshop (compulsory). Corequisites: CLNP5001 Assessment: Online quizzes (20%); 2x short essays (20%); clinical case discussions (10%); participation in the generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); online exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Note: It is strongly recommended that students who do not have 1 - 2 years EEG experience complete CLNP5002 prior to enrolment in this unit of study. Internal Medicine students may request special permission to enrol in this unit of study.
This unit covers advanced aspects of diagnostic electroencephalography, including the specific technical requirements for continuous video EEG monitoring, seizure recognition during invasive EEG monitoring, current techniques in cortical mapping of seizures and their utility in tailored cortical resection.
Textbooks
Niedermeyer, E., Schomer, D. L., Lopes da Silva, F. H, & Ovid Technologies, I. (2011). Niedermeyer's electroencephalography: Basic principles, clinical applications, and related fields (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Health; Sirven, J. I., & Stern, J. M. (2011). Atlas of video-EEG monitoring (1st ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; Wyllie, E., Gidal, B. E., & Ovid Technologies, I. (2015). Wyllie's treatment of epilepsy: Principles and practice (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.