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ANZAN president discusses clinical neurophysiology coursework

7 May 2018
Discover clinical neurophysiology at the University of Sydney
Professor Matthew Kiernan, President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN), discusses the clinical neurophysiology coursework offered at Sydney Medical School.

The University of Sydney offers unique postgraduate degrees in clinical neurophysiology. Clinical neurophysiology is a broad discipline, encompassing diagnostic services for patients presenting with neurological dysfunction, systemic diseases and critical illnesses, as well as intraoperative monitoring of the nervous system during at-risk procedures.

Offered by the Sydney Medical School, the recently launched clinical neurophysiology courses are suitable for neurology and anaesthetic trainees and practitioners, and clinical scientists and technicians interested in developing and improving their knowledge and skills.

Professor Matthew Kiernan, President Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN), said the coursework will contribute to clinical neurophysiology training and improve the teaching and training of neurophysiology.

It’s a great development for the University of Sydney to launch an official training program in clinical neurophysiology. On behalf of ANZAN, it’s a great initiative and we hope it’s going to be useful for everyone doing the course
Professor Matthew Kiernan

What can you expect from clinical neurophysiology at the University of Sydney?

  • National and international experts: the clinical neurophysiology coursework is taught by experienced and expert anaesthetists, neurologists and neurophysiology scientists from Australia and the United States of America.
  • Rewarding and diverse career opportunities: clinical neurophysiology offers challenging and rewarding careers that contribute to positive patient outcomes. Career options are diverse. Graduates may work in a clinical and/or research capacity in a hospital or private clinic or in an operating theatre
  • Develop skills to work in a variety of settings: in this degree, you can tailor your studies to work in clinical (EEG and EMG) or operative (intraoperative neuromonitoring) settings and develop highly sort after expertise at the cutting edge of clinical practice. The course will provide graduates with a sound understanding of the theoretical principles and practical application of the commonly employed techniques in clinical neurophysiology.
  • High demand for qualified clinicians: as the only postgraduate program of its kind offered in Australasia, the coursework provides a structured curriculum in neurophysiological monitoring, and aims to enhance learning opportunities and skills taught in the workplace. There is demand in the field for qualified clinicians, both nationally and internationally.
  • Flexible learning opportunities: the programs are available for part or full-time study and are delivered largely online, making them suitable for those with other working commitments. Short intensive blocks of face-to-face teaching is required for clinical units of study (excluding Basic Sciences in Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuromonitoring in Anaesthesia).

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