Basic Principles of 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

Understand the basic principles of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring.

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 110
  • 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

  • Overview of IONM: history and evolution
  • Role of IONM in the health care system
  • Stimulation of the nervous system
  • Recording from the nervous system
  • Electrodes – Basic concepts
  • Electrodes – Placement
  • Basic electronics for electrophysiology
  • Instrumentation – Basic concepts
  • Instrumentation – Amplifiers and filters
  • Instrumentation – Signal characteristics
  • Instrumentation – Data processing, display
  • Instrumentations – Troubleshooting, artifacts

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CodeCourse TitleFormatTuitionDate(s)Register ByAvailability
IONM120-801Basic Principles of Intraoperative Neurophysiological MonitoringOnline/In class$2,100.00Jan-08-2018 to Apr-08-2018Dec-15-2017Open