Advanced Topics in Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

ONLINE – login information will be emailed the week before the course start date


$1500 domestic / $2250 international


12 weeks


Francois D. Roy, PhD CNIM

Learner Outcomes

By the end of this course, the learner should be able to describe the rationale and methods for advanced IONM.  The learner should also be able to analyze the IONM literature and describe principles of research design and policy development.

Course Objectives

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.

The course is divided into 12 learning modules (sections) some of which are further subdivided into learning units.

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 Certificate Program.

Text Book

All course material is available online.

Certificate Program

Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) Certificate Program


  • IONM 150
  • Enrolled in the IONM 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


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