Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) Graduate Certificate Program

Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) Graduate Certificate Program:
at a glance

Credential(s) Earned

Graduate Certificate

Program Length

2 years

Start Date

September 2017

Tuition

Tuition is payable on a course-by-course basis

Description

The Michener Institute and the Canadian Association of Neurophysiological Monitoring (CANM) have partnered to offer a one of a kind post graduate certificate program towards professional accreditation in intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM).

Qualified IONM practitioners help prevent surgical injury that can result in deficits such as paralysis. By continuously assessing the patient’s nervous system responses, IONM practitioners can alert the surgeon to unexpected changes, allowing for timely interventions. This work is expanding quickly in operating rooms around the world and is vital for protecting patients during high risk surgery.

Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Graduate Certificate Program will help prepare you for a career in IONM and ensure that you are ready when certification becomes a requirement for practice. Completion of this certificate program will enable students to apply for a clinical practicum in IONM at a CANM accredited center. Students not currently working in intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring will be required to coordinate and complete their own practicum in preparation for accreditation.

Courses

The six-course online program launched last year and comprises the following courses (to be taken in order):

2015 Cohort 2016 Cohort
IONM 110 Clinical Sciences for Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring September 2015 Start Date: 12 September 2016

End Date: 11 December 2016

Register By: 2 September 2016

IONM 120 Basic Principles of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring January 2016 Start Date: 9 January 2017

End Date: 9 April 2017

Register By: 16 December 2016

IONM 130 Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Modalities I May 2016 Start Date: 1 May 2017

End Date: 30 July 2017

Register By: 21 April 2017

IONM 140 Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Modalities II Start Date: 12 September 2016

End Date: 11 December 2016

Register By: 2 September 2016

September 2017
IONM 150 Considerations for Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Start Date: 9 January 2017

End Date: 9 April 2017

Register By: 16 December 2016

January 2018
IONM 160 Advanced Topics in Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Start Date:  1 May 2017

End Date: 30 July 2017

Register By: 21 April 2017

May 2018

Note: Full CANM members are permitted to take courses individually and non-sequentially with or without applying for the Graduate Certificate.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:

(All applications will be reviewed by Michener with final approval by the CANM Admissions Board.)

Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  1. Currently practicing intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring with an accredited hospital or
  2. Full CANM membership (please visit the CANM website for membership criteria) or
  3. Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field (with preference given to courses in human anatomy or other health sciences)

Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet Michener’s English language proficiency requirements, providing proof of an English language assessment if required. If you are an international applicant, please click here.

Note: The same admission criteria apply to individual courses.

Program Requirements:

Students must have access to a computer that meets the minimum system requirements, and access to the Internet.

How to apply

Please submit the following to Michener:

All applicants:

  • Completed Michener Application Form
  • Detailed resume
  • Clear identification of the Admission Requirement under which you are applying (1, 2, or 3 above)
  • Proof of an English language assessment (if applicable)
  • A $30 non-refundable application fee

In addition:

1. Applicants currently practicing intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) with an accredited hospital require a letter from their employer confirming the length of time employed directly in IONM, and the estimated hours per month.

2. Full CANM members require proof of CANM Full Member status.

3. Applicants who are applying with a Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field require:

i) official transcripts

Note: If you are an internationally educated applicant, please be aware that you must have a full Course by Course evaluation of your university transcripts by the World Education Service (WES) or a Comprehensive evaluation from the International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS). Documents must be evaluated to Canadian standards.

ii) a 500-word essay outlining why you are seeking a career in intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring and how you feel your background and experience are suited to this career

Please submit your application to:

Office of the Registrar
Attention: CANM program
The Michener Institute
222 St. Patrick St.
Toronto ON M5T 1V4
Canada
 
If you are in international applicant, please click here.

If you have questions regarding the program or application process, please contact ce@michener.ca

Tuition

Tuition is payable on a course-by-course basis and includes access to program materials (with the exception of required textbooks), instructor support, and evaluation.

Individual courses are offered at a rate of $1,500 CAD per course for both domestic and international applicants.