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)