NDT 100 Biomedical Electronics • 2 Cr.

Class title change starting Summer 2020

Introductory EEG • 5 Cr.

Description

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 for bipolar and referential montage, and the purpose of bipolar and referential montage. Technical principles in actual operation of a laboratory are introduced in the classroom and applied in the clinical area of EEG. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program. Previously ENDT 100. Either ENDT 100 or NDT 100 may be taken for credit, but not both.

Description starting Summer 2020

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.

Outcomes

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)

Offered