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American Epilepsy Society EEG Learning Curriculum (AESELC)
Electroencephalography (EEG) interpretation is a complex skill set which requires specialized training. The experience and the learning are improved with a systematic approach towards EEG. The American Epilepsy Society EEG Learning Curriculum (AESELC) is an innovative online delivered modular approach to EEG learning. It has been designed and created by practicing epileptologist educators from all over the nation. AESELC is aimed at all learners who wish to learn or enhance their EEG interpretation skills. It uses a structured modular approach to teaching EEG interpretation.

EEG interpretation is best learned with a combination of didactic education, self-study, and hands-on teaching. While AESELC is designed as a standalone resource, learners will find it ideal when combined with other local or institutional educational resources. Training programs will also find AESELC well-suited to be included into and supplement their in-house educational curriculums. Use of AESELC will result in improved and comparable learning experiences for learners all over the nation.
Target Audience
Primary: Adult and Pediatric Neurology Junior Residents

Secondary: Fellows (Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy), Practicing neurologists, Epilepsy researchers with interest in human EEG

EEG/Neurodiagnostic Technologists are encouraged to contact ASET to learn about the Core EEG Curriculum (EEG 200-212 online courses) for onboarding and board exam preparation
AESELC takes a systematic and well-structured approach towards teaching and learning EEG interpretation. The self-paced curriculum consists of 9 modules with total 40 submodules. Each submodule consists of 1 didactic presentation (lecture), 5 multiple-choice questions (MCQ), and 1 Structured EEG Assessment Tool (SEAT). The lecture presents a brief and focused overview of the topic. The lectures* are learner driven and allow self-paced review of the material. Aimed review time for the lecture material is 10-15 minutes. Slower or repeated review, per learner’s preference, is encouraged. The multiple-choice questions allow self-assessment of knowledge learned from the lecture review and supplement the knowledge acquired. The SEAT is a unique approach to teaching EEG interpretation. It consists of case based scrollable EEG sample. The learner gets the opportunity to systematically interpret the EEG using a coding sheet and compare their interpretation to an expert’s interpretation with detailed explanation. The SEAT not only offers an objective self-assessment and review, but also inculcates a habit of systematic approach to EEG interpretation.
**Note: the lectures do NOT include audio**

The layout of the curriculum is sequential starting from the history of EEG and ending with the future of EEG covering the entire gamut of EEG interpretation and clinical significance in between. Knowledge gained from each module/submodule builds upon the preceding module/submodule. Many learners, especially neophytes, may find it most helpful to follow the flow of the curriculum as intended. Others, especially those with some prior training in EEG interpretation will find the curriculum apt suited for a more individualized learning plan.
The curriculum aims
  1. To offer a comprehensive and structured learner driven and self-paced EEG learning resource
  2. To offer learning and self-assessment opportunities for wide range of learners.
  3. To act as an online supplement to institutional and in person learning experiences
  4. To serve as a national curriculum on EEG learning for uniform and comparable learning experiences across the nation.
  • Andres Fernandez, MD, MSEd, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Ashley E. Thomas, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Dan Weber, DO, St. Louis University
  • Dana Harrar, MD, PhD, Children’s National Medical Center
  • Dara Albert, DO, MEd, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • David Burkholder, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Ioannis Karakis, MD, PhD, MSc, Emory University
  • Jay Pathmanathan, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jennifer Madan Cohen, MD,  Connecticut Children's, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Jeremy Moeller, MD, MSc, FRCP(c), Yale University School of Medicine
  • Jessica L Winslow, MD, Minnesota Epilepsy Group, P.A.
  • Kinshuk Sahaya, MD, Minnesota Epilepsy Group, P.A., and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Lia D. Ernst, MD, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Louis T. Dang, MD, PhD, Michigan Medicine
  • Marissa Kellogg, MD, MPH, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Nitin Agrawal, MD, Minnesota Epilepsy Group, P.A.
  • Rani K. Singh, MD, Atrium Health
  • Rejean M. Gurriero, DO, Washington University
  • Victoria SS. Wong, MD, The Queen’s Health Systems and University of Hawaii
Contact Information
For further information or assistance with this activity contact the American Epilepsy Society at or call 312.883.3800.
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
Contains: 9 Courses
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