Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) Certificate Program

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

Credential(s) Earned

Certificate

Program Length

2 years

Start Date

September 10, 2018

Tuition

Tuition is payable on a course-by-course basis

Application Deadline

July 2, 2018

Description

The Michener Institute and the Canadian Association of Neurophysiological Monitoring (CANM) have partnered to offer a one of a kind online post 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 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. The clinical practicum is not part of the certificate program. For more information about the practicum, please contact CANM.

Courses

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

2016 Cohort 2017 Cohort 2018 Cohort
IONM 110 Clinical Sciences for Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring September 2016 September 2017 Start Date: 10 September 2018

End Date: 9 December 2018

Register By: 17 August 2018

IONM 120 Basic Principles of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring January 2017 Start Date: 8 January 2018

End Date: 8 April 2018

Register By: 15 December 2017

January 2019
IONM 130 Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Modalities I May 2017 Start Date: 30 April 2018

End Date: 29 July 2018

Register By: 13 April 2018

May 2019
IONM 140 Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Modalities II September 2017 Start Date: 10 September 2018

End Date: 9 December 2018

Register By: 17 August 2018

September 2019
IONM 150 Considerations for Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Start Date: 8 January 2018

End Date: 8 April 2018

Register By: 15 December 2017

 

January 2019 January 2020
IONM 160 Advanced Topics in Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Start Date: 30 April 2018

End Date: 29 July 2018

Register By: 13 April 2018

May 2019 May 2020

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

International applicant

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

International Applicant

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

Application Deadlines

Fall 2018

Application Deadline: 2 July 2018
Registration Deadline: 24 August 2018
Course Start Date: 10 September 2018

Late applications will not be accepted.

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 domestic students and $2,250 CAD per course for international students.

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