Clinical Sciences for 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


Marshall Wilkinson, B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc., Ph.D.

Learner Outcomes

Understand the anatomical and physiological basis of integration and control in the central and peripheral nervous system

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

Haines, D. Fundamental Neuroscience for Basic and Clinical Applications, Fourth Edition, Saunders, 2012 [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


  • 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

  • Anatomy: systems overview
  •  Nerve cells: structure and propagation of nerve impulses
  • Structure of the nervous system
  • Spine and spinal cord
  • Cerebral cortex
  • Sub-cortical areas and cranial nerves
  • Blood supply to the brain and spinal cord
  • Sensory systems: light touch and balance
  • Sensory systems: vision and hearing
  • Motor systems: spinal cord, motoneurons and muscle contraction
  • Sensorimotor integration
  • Plasticity in the adult brain and spinal cord

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CodeCourse TitleFormatTuitionDate(s)Register ByAvailability
IONM110-1Clinical Sciences for Intraoperative Neurophysiological MonitoringOnline$1,500.00Sep-12-2016 to Dec-11-2016Sep-02-2016Closed