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Master of Medicine (Clinical Neurophysiology)

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Overview

The Master of Medicine (Clinical Neurophysiology) will provide you with a sound understanding of the theoretical principles and practical application of all the commonly employed techniques in clinical neurophysiology. You will develop the knowledge and skills to work in diagnostic and perioperative settings.

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.

The only postgraduate course of its kind in Australia, this course provides a structured curriculum in neurophysiological monitoring, aiming to enhance learning opportunities and skills taught in the workplace.

In this program you will learn from experienced and expert anaesthetists, neurologists and neurophysiology scientists from Australia and overseas.

Primarily taught online, your studies will be supplemented by intensive face-to-face teaching sessions which include practical experience in simulated diagnostic and perioperative settings.

Who should study this course?

Designed for practising and trainee anaesthetists and neurologists, this course will provide you with a structured educational program to complement your workplace experience.

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.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

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What you'll study

The Masters requires the completion of 48 credit points of units of study including:

  • 12 credit points of compulsory units of study;
  • 24 credit points of stream specific units of study; and
  • 12 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.

The course can be studied full-time or part-time and is delivered largely online with all CLNP units of study (except Basic Sciences in Clinical Neurophysiology & Neuromonitoring in Anaesthesia) incorporating compulsory intensive face-to-face teaching sessions in Sydney.

Students who intend to predominantly practice intraoperative monitoring are encouraged to enrol in:

  • Basic Sciences in Clinical Neurophysiology (compulsory)
  • Neuromonitoring in Anaesthesia
  • Intraoperative Monitoring I
  • Intraoperative Monitoring II.

Students who work, or intend to work, predominantly in neurophysiology laboratories, are encouraged to enrol in these units of study:

  • Basic Sciences in Clinical Neurophysiology (compulsory)
  • Diagnostic Electroencephalography
  • Clinical Neurophysiology Techniques
  • Advanced Electroencephalography.

Please note if you commence your course in Semester 2 you will not be able to enrol in the compulsory unit CLNP5001 Basic Sciences in Clinical Neurophysiology. This unit is available in Semester 1 only and must be completed prior to or in conjunction with each of the other stream specific units. You will be able to enrol in CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology and/or general elective unit(s) of study.

Units of Study

Admission requirements

Admission to the Master of Medicine (Clinical Neurophysiology) requires a medical degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually and may be changed without notice.

Professional 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.

Future study options

Students who achieve excellent results may be eligible to enrol in the Master (Advanced) course. Outstanding graduates may be eligible to pursue a higher degree by research in the courses of Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy and Master of Surgery (by research) offered by Sydney Medical School. A research degree provides students with the opportunity to prepare a substantial piece of work which represents a significant contribution in a particular field of study; and to gain transferable skills in general research methodology. Sydney Medical School is affiliated with over 40 independent medical research institutes aimed at achieving medical firsts in specialist areas of health and medicine. It provides an outstanding environment for postgraduate research. Sydney Medical School's research activities consistently attract high levels of funding from the Commonwealth and state governments, overseas funding agencies and other public and private sources.

Graduate opportunities

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

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increase


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students


The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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