84617 - Neuropathophysiology Techniques 4 (EMG)

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Students acquire the knowledge and the ability to apply electromyographic recording techniques, in collaboration with the doctor, and electroneurographic recording techniques (ENG), performed independently by the technician himself.

Course contents

  • Definitions and equipment of the EMG laboratory
  • Instrumentation: electrodes, equipment, settings, recording and stimulation technical characteristics
  • Principles of Electromyography: qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Nerve conduction studies (motor and sensory): general concepts and methods of execution
  • Conduction velocity of the main nerves
  • Artifact recognition and correction
  • Conduction velocity variability factors
  • Normal and pathological parameters
  • Protocol for the study of carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Study of reflexes and late responses: blink reflex, H reflex and F wave
  • Repetitive nerve stimulation test
  • Single fiber EMG
  • EMG in childhood


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