Neurodiagnostic Technology

The Neurodiagnositic Technology Program (NDT) at Institute of Health Sciences offers training in Neurodiagnostic Technology. Professionals in this health science field study and record the electrical activity of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems using sophisticated electronic testing equipment.

Online/Distance Education

Exceptional students, an outstanding faculty and curriculums combine to make the Institute of Health Sciences, a nationally recognized comprehensive school that promotes innovative educational opportunities for the adult student interested in a career in allied health.

Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDT) is the allied health profession that records, monitors, and analyzes nervous system function. NDT technologists work in collaboration with physicians, researchers and other healthcare professionals and assist in providing vital information in the evaluation and diagnosis of brain disorders such as epilepsy, stroke, coma, degenerative disorders and neurological trauma.

ND technologists possess the knowledge, skills and competency to obtain interpretable recordings of patients’ nervous system function. The ND technologist can be involved in one or more diagnostic procedures including: Electroencephalography (EEG), Evoked Potentials (EP), Polysomnography (PSG), Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) and Intra-operative Monitoring (IOM).

Program

The NDT program is designed to provide students with theory and clinical experience in a variety of NDT testing procedures. Students will obtain the necessary instruction to become a competent NDT technologist.

Instruction is provided through web-based software along with one on one clinical instruction with a registered technologist. The program length is one year and includes instruction in EEG, EP, PSG and NCV technologies. Courses are offered over 4 quarters beginning in the fall of each year. The program is a combination of web-based instruction and clinical experience. Students must be highly motivated and willing to work at a fast pace. Clinical experience will be done at a pre-approved clinical site where students will obtain “hands on” experience for a minimum of 15 hours/week.

Highlights:

Our program goal is to prepare competent entry level neurodiagnostic technologists.

Curriculum

1st Quarter

  • Neurodiagnostics I
  • Clinical Practicum I
  • Fundamentals of Healthcare for ND Technologists

2nd Quarter

  • Neurodiagnostics II
  • Clinical Practicum II
  • Anatomy & Physiology for the NDT Technologist

3rd Quarter

  • Neurodiagnostics III
  • Clinical Practicum III
  • Neurological Disorders I

4th Quarter

  • Neurodiagnostics IV
  • Clinical Practicum IV
  • Neurological Disorders II

Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Pre-approved clinical site
  • Basic word processing and computer skills
  • Computer access is required
  • CPR certification

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Quick Facts

Program length: 48 weeks

Minimum Prerequisites: High school diploma or equivalent; one year high school biology and Algebra II preferred.

Granted: IOHS Certificate of Completion

Patient Interaction: High

Placement Outlook: Excellent

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