Educational Goals and Objectives


Learn to perform and interpret electroencephalograms. Such expertise will include, but not be limited to, knowledge of the following:

  • Instrumentation and technique
  • Minimum and preferred technical standards for performing EEGs
  • Understand the basics of neurophysiology that are pertinent to the interpretation of EEG
  • Normal EEG patterns and their variants.
  • Developmental aspects of EEG
  • Changes in EEG activity with aging
  • Abnormal EEG patterns and their functional correlates
  • The role of EEG in diagnosing and treating specific neurological disorders
  • The relation of EEG findings to results of other neurodiagnostic tests
  • Learn to identify and treat seizures
  • Learn to differentiate artifact and normal variants from pathologic changes
  • Learn to identify EEG features of encephalopathic disorders, structural brain processes and seizure disorders
  • Learn to evaluate and treat patients with epilepsy, including pre-surgical evaluations
  • Learn to identify seizure patterns and to understand the clinical correlations
  • Learn to identify and treat non-convulsive, convulsive, and other seizure types

Video EEG/Evoked Potential/Epilepsy Monitoring

Trainees acquire knowledge of the use of video-EEG in the context of a comprehensive evaluation of patients with paroxysmal phenomena, including epilepsy. Trainees will gain extensive knowledge of the following:

  • Basic electronics, computer skills, and data reduction techniques necessary for effective and efficient long-germ monitoring
  • Digital EEG and polygraphic methods
  • The clinical and electrographic correlated of various paroxysmal behavior, and especially the features that allow distinguishing between epileptic and nonepileptic phenomena
  • Electroclinical correlates of different seizure types and the various epilepsy syndromes
  • The relation of scalp to intracranial potentials
  • Integrating results of video-EEG recording with other neurodiagnostic data including MRI, PET and neuropsychological testing
  • Use of video-EEG recording to formulate specific treatment strategies of intracranial video EEG for precise seizure localization
  • Use of intracranial video EEG for brain mapping