Advanced Topics in Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

ONLINE – login information will be emailed on the course start date




12 weeks – 48 credit hours


Francois D. Roy, PhD CNIM

Learner Outcomes

IONM 160 introduces new material that will expand the armamentarium of the IONM practitioner. Some of the methods described are emerging while others are well established.  This course also covers IONM policy development and research methods – essential for the growth of the profession.

Evaluation Method

Online quiz after each module, final multiple choice online exam

Intended For

Health professionals who are or will be working in an intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring role.


Only full CANM members are permitted to register for this course without first applying for the Graduate Certificate.

Text Book

Nuwer, M. Intraoperative Monitoring of Neural Function: Handbook of Clinical Neurophysiology, First Edition, Elsevier, 2008 [Not included in course fee. It is recommended that students obtain this text book prior to starting the course. Students are responsible for acquiring course textbooks.]

Certificate Program

Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) Graduate Certificate Program


  • IONM 150
  • Enrolled in the IONM Graduate Certificate Program and/or Full CANM membership – please submit your CANM membership number when registering for the course.

Topics Covered

  • Research Design
  • Critique and analysis of the literature
  • IONM Policy Development
  • Special Topics in Pediatric IONM
  • DBS: introduction
  • Dorsal Column & Corticospinal Tract Mapping
  • Cranial nerve MEPs and direct stimulation of nuclei & nerves
  • Epilepsy Monitoring
  • Cerebrovascular monitoring
  • ICU monitoring
  • Boutique techniques I
  • Boutique techniques II

IONM IONM160 Advanced Topics in Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring


CodeCourse TitleFormatTuitionDate(s)Register ByAvailability
IONM160-1Advanced Topics in Intraoperative Neurophysiological MonitoringOnline$1,500.00May-01-2017 to Jul-30-2017Apr-21-2017Open