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Overview

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.

Who should study this course?

The only postgraduate course of its kind in Australia, this course is designed for anaesthetists and neurologists and trainees in these areas. It aims to provide structured educational programs in neurophysiological monitoring to complement experiential learning in the workplace.

How will you learn?

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.

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

Subject areas

There are no specialisations for this course.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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

Your admission criteria

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission criteria’ section on this page.

Your fee

Your funding & scholarships

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Not available to student visa holders. Available to eligible international students by online mode with a mandatory face-to-face/intensive study component.

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

The graduate diploma requires the completion of 36 credit points of units of study including:

  • 6 credit points of compulsory units of study;
  • 24 credit points of stream specific units of study; and
  • 6 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

Download our sample course diagram to learn more about what you will study as part of this degree.

Clinical Neurophysiology course structure (pdf, 99KB)

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 a general elective unit of study.

Units of Study

Admission criteria

Admission to the Graduate Diploma in 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.

On completion of the requirements for the graduate diploma, students may be eligible to transfer to the Master of Medicine (Clinical Neurophysiology) degree.

Career Pathways

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

International students

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