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Department of Neurology

 

 

 


Epilepsy

Center

 

PGY-3 EDUCATION

Our of the highlights of the PGY3 year is the 8-week rotation in the Epilepsy Center. First put into place by Dr. Hans Luders, the Epilepsy/EEG course is now under the direction of Dr. Michael Devereaux. Taught by Epilepsy Center faculty, the course begins with an introduction to EEG Electronics and covers a wide variety of topics. Morning sessions feature traditional classroom lectures. During afternoon sessions, trainees read with the supervising fellows and attending physicians in the routine EEG and video-EEG monitoring units. Daily assignments are reviewed and include one EEG recording interpretation and one or more “EEG unknowns.” Residents also attend weekly Epilepsy Grand Round, Neurology Grand Rounds, Patient Management Meetings and Epilepsy Case Presentations.

Course and Lecture Topics

Week 1

EEG Electronics

Week 2

Normal EEG
Sleep
Social and economic concerns

Week 3

EEG in Epilepsy & Encephalopathy
EEG Criteria: Brain Death
Epileptogenesis

Week 4

Epidemiology & Prognosis
EEG Classification
Semiology

Week 5

Genetics
Presurgical Evaluation
Neuroimaging
Neurophysiological Evaluation
Neuropathology
Surgical Therapies

Week 6

Intraoperative Monitoring
Evoked Potentials

Week 7

Anti-seizure medications

Week 8

Neonatal EEG & Seizures
EEG Maturation
Pediatric Epilepsy/Paroxysmal Events
Ketogenic Diet/Teratogenesis