Neurodiagnostics

NEURODIAGNOSTICS

Neurodiagnostics (ND) Technologists perform medically necessary testing, slated to assist neurology physicians in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with neurological disorders. A career as an neurodiagnostic technologist may include working with patients with a variety of neurological disorders. Such disorders may include, but not be limited to: seizures, stroke, head trauma, nerve and muscle related disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease.

Degrees:

Associate of Applied Science (minimum of 60 credit hours)

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

Courses you will take      Print official copy

Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.


NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Neurodiagnostic programs are offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:

Central Indiana (Indianapolis)

The IU Health program is no longer accepting applications for this program. The IU Health program will formally close, effective June 2014. However, students who have previously trained in this field and possess certification and/or licensure, may complete an Associate of Science degree by successfully completing 19-21 credits in general education courses.

For additional information regarding the Ivy Tech Community College specific courses, contact Charity Bowling at (317) 921-4211, or via email at
cbowling17@ivytech.edu

  • Electroencephalographic (EEG) Technologists record brain activity to diagnose neurological disorders such as seizures.
  • Evoked Potential (EP) Technologists record data from sensory pathways to detect illnesses, like Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Long Term Monitoring (LTM) Technologists work with intensive care patients and candidates for removal of brain tissue.
  • Neurophysiologic Interoperative Monitoring (NIOM) Technologists work in the operating room.
  • Nerve Conduction Study (RNCST) Technologists perform tests to evaluate nerve disorders.
  • Polysomnographic (RPSGT) Technologists perform overnight sleep recordings.