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Curriculum

The Electroneurodiagnostic Program is offered by Gateway Community College in Phoenix, whose curriculum follows that required by American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists (ASET).

The program consists of 20 credits, which you will complete in 10 months. The program includes classroom instruction and experiences performing tests at clinical sites and local hospitals.

The Electroneurodiagnostics Program prepares students for a career as members of the clinical neurophysiology team under the direct supervision of experienced technicians.

Didactic Training
The classroom courses required during the didactic portion of the program include:

Block 1 (May-August):
Biomedical electronics (Lecture)3 credits
Basic Electroneurodiagnostic Skills (Lecture/lab)1 credit
Introduction to EEG(Lecture)2 credits
Block 2 (August-November):
Applied Neurophysiology(Lecture)3 credits
Intermediate EEG(Lecture/Lab)1 credit
Intermediate EEG Skills I(Clinical Lab)1 credit
Intermediate EEG Skills II(Clinical Lab)1 credit
Intermediate EEG Skills III(Clinical Lab)1 credit
Block 3 (November-March)
Applied Evoked Potentials(Lecture/Lab)3 credits
Advanced EEG(Lecture/Lab)1 credit
Advanced EEG Skills I(Clinical Lab)1 credit
Advanced EEG Skills II(Clinical Lab)1 credit
Advanced EEG Skills III(Clinical Lab)1 credit
Total Credits 20

Clinical Training

During the core day hours of your certificate program, you will participate in clinical rotations at Mayo Clinic Hospital.

Through Mayo Clinic's well-planned and supervised rotations, you will gain electroneurodiagnostic experience at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale in the following areas:

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG neurofeedback)
  • Intraoperative monitoring
  • Somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP)
  • Brainstem auditory evoked responses (BAER)
  • Visual evoked potentials (VEP)
  • Neurophysiological diagnostics

Through these rotations, you will develop skills in using sophisticated electronic testing equipment. You also will be exposed to the technical aspects of surgical monitoring in the operating room.

Grading or Evaluation
As you move through the electroneurodiagnostic rotations, you will be evaluated in each main area by your preceptor and faculty from GateWay Community College . Performance is evaluated using a competency-based evaluation system and performance appraisals.

Mayo School of Health Sciences uses evaluative tools that include:

  • Demonstration of skills
  • Self-assessment exercises
  • Faculty reviews

Our system of evaluation provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance.

During all course work, the college requires a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on the 4.0 grading scale.

Curriculum Enhancements
Mayo School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the very best education programs. Changes may be made to the curriculum and other aspects of this program as necessary to assure the highest-quality training.

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