Clinical Neurophysiology

Study Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Sydney


Clinical neurophysiology is a broad discipline, encompassing diagnostic services for patients presenting with neurological dysfunction, systemic diseases and critical illnesses, through to the provision of intraoperative monitoring of the nervous system during at-risk procedures.

Why study clinical neurophysiology with us?

  • It is the only postgraduate course of its kind in Australia
  • It is taught by experienced and expert anaesthetists, neurologists and neurophysiology scientists from Australia and overseas, and
  • While mainly taught online, intensive face to face teaching sessions will include practical experience in simulated diagnostic and perioperative settings.

Who should study this course?

This course is designed for trainee and experienced anaesthetists, neurologists, neurophysiology scientists and technologists. Individual units of study in this course may also be of interest to students enrolled in critical care coursework, or practitioners who do not wish to enrol in a degree but would like to complete a unit for continuing professional development.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of this course will have a sound understanding of the theoretical principles and practical application of all the commonly employed techniques in clinical neurophysiology. Graduates will develop the knowledge and skills to work in diagnostic and perioperative settings.

Course options

Professional Recognition / Accreditation

Currently, formal accreditation is not required to practice clinical neurophysiology, however the Association of Neurophysiological Technologists of Australia (ANTA) and the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society (ACNS) support the introduction of a postgraduate course to complement workplace training.

Association of Neurophysiological Technologists of Australia (ANTA)

Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Technical requirements

The coursework is mostly delivered online and there are minimal technical requirements for the course. These include high speed internet access, a microphone and a webcam. For more information about the technical requirements, please see:

Face-to-face teaching

Although this course is mostly delivered online, there are some units of study that require you to attend compulsory face to face teaching sessions at one of Sydney University’s teaching hospitals. Details about these sessions are provided above.

Suggested pathways

The following units of study are designed for students who work (or intend to work) predominantly in neurophysiology laboratories:

  • CLNP5001 Basic Sciences in Clinical Neurophysiology
  • CLNP5002 Diagnostic Electroencephalography
  • CLNP5003 Clinical Neurophysiology Techniques
  • CLNP5004 Advanced Electroencephalography

The following units of study are designed for students who intend to predominantly practice intraoperative monitoring:

  • CLNP5001 Basic Sciences in Clinical Neurophysiology
  • CLNP5005 Neuromonitoring in Anaesthesia
  • CLNP5006 Intraoperative Monitoring I
  • CLNP5007 Intraoperative Monitoring II

For any enquiries, please contact Associate Professor Annette Katelaris.