NDT 100 Introductory EEG • 5 Cr.


Introduction to the field of EEG and its use in medicine and surgery. Emphasizes: instrumentation, principles of conversion between analog and digital signals, localization techniques and purposes for bipolar and referential montage, and basic wave form recognition. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Explain basic electronics (time constant, ohms law, impedance). ACNS EEG guidelines, electrical safety).
  • Calculate voltage, duration, and frequency of a waveform. 
  • Describe how analog EEG signal is converted to digital EEG signal and how differential amplifiers function. 
  • Explain the effects of filter settings and paper speed (time-base) 
  • Explain and illustrate polarity localization techniques for bipolar and referential montages using polarity convention.
  • Differentiate normal/normal variant awake and asleep patterns for each age range; 
  • Develop familiarity with EEG equipment and transducers; types and maintenance, calibration procedures)