BMSC13006 - Advanced Neurophysiological Measurement
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

On completion of this unit, students should be able to relate neurophysiology and pathophysiology to advanced clinical tests of neurological function including electroencephalography (EEG), nerve conduction studies (NCS) and evoked potential measurements. Therapeutic interventions for epilepsy and nerve entrapment will be discussed. Students will review all aspects of patient interaction including patient safety, legal and ethical issues and communication.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-Requisite: BMSC12007 Neurological Physiology and Measurement

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 60%
2. Examination 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Scenarios, real life examples to enhance lecture content Course evaluation, peer review Review of lecture content to link theory to practical.
Weekly worksheets useful study tool. Course evaluation/student feedback Continue use of weekly study tools.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Understand patient safety, legal and ethical issues in the clinical neurophysiology environment.
  2. Explain electrophysiological recording and calibration processes.
  3. Justify montage selection to maximise diagnostic capability.
  4. Differentiate normal, artefactual and pathological EEG recordings.
  5. Evaluate the neurosurgical treatment of epilepsy and utility of intraoperative monitoring in EEG and spinal cord realignment.
  6. Justify somatosensory, visual and brainstem auditory evoked potential measurement including computer averaging techniques.
  7. Understand normal and abnormal waveform characteristics in evoked potential measurement, nerve conduction studies and electromyography.

Per NPC990

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Examination

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. Communication  
2. Problem Solving      
3. Critical Thinking    
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work          
6. Information Technology Competence      
7. Cross Cultural Competence            
8. Ethical practice            

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Examination        

Corrections

Date Updated Information
10-Jan-2017 10:29 A new, Second edition of Primer of EEG with a Mini-Atlas by Rowan is now available.

Prescribed Textbooks

Primer of EEG with a Mini-Atlas
Author/s: Rowan, J & Tolunsky, E Year: 2003
Edition: Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
City: London
Country: UK
Handbook on EEG Interpretation
Author/s: Tatum, WO, Husain, A, Benbadis, S & Kaplan, P Year: 2008
Edition: 1st edn Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
City: New York State: NY
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorSonia Saluja (s.saluja@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Fundamentals of Neurophysiology

2 (Course Resource Online)

Week 2 13-03-2017

EEG Technology

6 (Course Resource Online)

Chapter 1 (Rowan)

Week 3 20-03-2017

EEG Phenomenology and Activation Procedures

7, 8 (Course Resource Online)

Chapter 2 (Rowan)

Week 4 27-03-2017

EEG Phenomenology and Activation Procedures

7, 8 (Course Resource Online)

Week 5 03-04-2017

Intraoperative Monitoring Ambulatory and Video Monitoring

10, 14 (Course Resource Online)

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Evoked Potentials

2, 15 (Course Resource Online)

Week 7 24-04-2017

Evoked Potentials

15 (Course Resource Online)

Week 8 01-05-2017

Measurement of Nerve Conduction

4 (Course Resource Online)

Written Assessment Due Monday (01 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 9 08-05-2017

Electromyography

5 (Course Resource Online)

Week 10 15-05-2017

Patient Safety, Legal and Ethical Issues

Moodle resource

Week 11 22-05-2017

Clinical Neurophysiology

Moodle resource

Week 12 29-05-2017

Review

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Summative written assessment will assess your knowledge of topics covered in weeks 1-7. You will be required to answer a set of questions covering the fundamental aspects of clinical neurophysiology. The written assessment item will be uploaded on Moodle.

Assessment Due Date Week 8 Monday (01-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 11 Monday (22-May-2017)
Weighting 60%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria will be based on knowledge of theory, reasoning proficiency, and presentation.

If your assignment is submitted after the due date/time without an approved extension it will be penalised 5% per 24 hour period that it is late.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - To pass this course, you are required to attain a minimum of 50 per cent of the marks available for this assessment.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submitted as a Word document

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Explain electrophysiological recording and calibration processes.

3. Justify montage selection to maximise diagnostic capability.

4. Differentiate normal, artefactual and pathological EEG recordings.

5. Evaluate the neurosurgical treatment of epilepsy and utility of intraoperative monitoring in EEG and spinal cord realignment.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 40%
Condition Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course - 40
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
No Calculators Permitted
Closed Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Understand patient safety, legal and ethical issues in the clinical neurophysiology environment.

2. Explain electrophysiological recording and calibration processes.

3. Justify montage selection to maximise diagnostic capability.

4. Differentiate normal, artefactual and pathological EEG recordings.

5. Evaluate the neurosurgical treatment of epilepsy and utility of intraoperative monitoring in EEG and spinal cord realignment.

6. Justify somatosensory, visual and brainstem auditory evoked potential measurement including computer averaging techniques.

7. Understand normal and abnormal waveform characteristics in evoked potential measurement, nerve conduction studies and electromyography.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy


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