Josh Mergos

Areas of interest

Intraoperative neuromonitoring.

Contact

Josh
Mergos
OBL 2145
1402 Washington Hts.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2013
(734) 647-2905
(734) 647-2808

Classes

Course Course Title Credits Term Instructor
MOVESCI 361 Introduction to Surgical Neuromonitoring 3 As Arranged Mergos
Course Name RO: Intro Surg Neuromon
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Students will learn principles relevant to the field of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM.) The basics of electricity and circuits, basic neurophysiology and anatomy, and introduction to surgical procedures will be explored as relevant to examining neurophysiologic structures at risk.
Prerequisites: Advisory: Physics 135 or 140.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 362 Surgical Neuromonitoring Lab 3 As Arranged Mergos
Course Name RO: Surg Neuromon Lab
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Course provides a hands-on approach to learning about neuropathways in the human body. Lectures and lab exercises will illustrate how these internal circuits are connected and how we can evoke, record and measure the activity.
Prerequisites: PHYSICS 235 or 240 (C- or better)
Component: LEC,LAB
MOVESCI 363 Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring 4 As Arranged Mergos
Course Name RO: IONM
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Course will focus on the neurophysiologic systems that form the basis for each modality utilized for intraoperative monitoring. Students will learn how each system functions and how it is evoked to prepare for learning in a subsequent hands-on surgical experience. A brief introduction to anesthesia is also covered.
Prerequisites: Enforced: MOVESCI 361 and 362 (MOVESCI 362: B- grade min).
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 464 Clinical Rotation in IONM I 3 As Arranged Mergos
Course Name RO: Clin Rot IONM I
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Clinical Rotation in IONMN I --- This first of three clinical rotations, the student will learn to perform IONM during various surgical procedures including orthopedics and neurosurgery, under the direct supervision of a preceptor.  Students will apply their knowledge of IONM and MVS 361 and 363, and their technical skill gained in MVS 362.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 363 (B->), MOVESCI 320 (C->)
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 465 Neuroanesthesia and Advanced Topics in IONM 3 As Arranged Mergos
Course Name RO: Neuro Adv Top IONM
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Course will introduce students to advanced IONM techniques, including cortical mapping, provocative testing and deep brain stimulation. Students will also learn about anesthesia, including neural mechanisms, general classifications and effects on neurophysiological signals. Principles of medical imaging (MRI, CT, X-ray) will also be introduced.
Prerequisites: Enforced: MOVESCI 320 & 464.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 466 Clinical Rotation in IONM II 3 As Arranged Mergos
Course Name RO: Clin Rot IONM II
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Clinical Rotation in IONM II --- The second of three clinical rotations, the student will exhibit more independence in the setting up and monitoring of cases, while still under the continual supervision of a neuromonitorist when with a patient.  Students will further develop skills in BAEPs, MEPs, and cranial nerve EMG monitoring.  They will also perform reversal mapping of the sensory cortex.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 464: C- or better
Component: IND
MOVESCI 467 Clinical Rotation in IONM III 3 As Arranged Mergos
Course Name RO: Clin Rot IONM III
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Clinical Rotation in IONM III --- Students will exhibit more autonomy in setting up and monitoring cases.  Students will develop skills in monitoring complex cases including cortical and spinal cord mapping, provocative testing, and brachial plexus repair surgery, while continuing their practice of previously studies cases.  Students will also prepare for the CNIM exam in weekly review sessions.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 465, 466: C- or better
Component: IND

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