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Overview

This course is only available to students currently enrolled in the Master of Medicine (Clinical Neurophysiology) who meet the requirements for admission (see below).

Why study this course?

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?

This program is designed for anaesthetists, neurologists, neurophysiology scientists and technologists, and trainees in these areas.

It aims to provide structured educational programs in neurophysiological monitoring to complement experiential learning in the workplace. This is the only postgraduate coursework of its kind in Australia.

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for this course for eligible domestic students. This means that your course fees are subsidised by the Australian Government and you pay a student contribution amount (SCA). CSP places are limited in number and are allocated based on academic merit.

Subject areas

There are no specialisations for this course.

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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.

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 (February) 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 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

To qualify for the award of Master of Medicine (Advanced)(Clinical Neurophysiology) students must:

  • complete the requirements for the master degree with an average mark of at least 75% in 24 credit points of compulsory and/or stream specific units of study; and
  • complete an additional 12 credit points of project units of study.

Students will be guided through the steps required to plan and execute a substantial research project and prepare a scholarly work which may be a paper for publication.

If you are interested in this option it is recommended that you complete PUBH5018 Introductory Biostatistics as one of your elective units.

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

Clinical Neurophysiology course structure (pdf, 99KB)

Units of Study

Admission criteria

Admission to the Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Clinical Neurophysiology) requires:

  • completion of the requirements for the Master of Medicine (Clinical Neurophysiology)
  • an average mark of at least 75% in 24 credit points of compulsory and/or stream units of study; and
  • any other requirements as stated by the Faculty at the time of application.

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

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.

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.

On completion of the Advanced project students will be able to plan and execute a substantial research project, and prepare a scholarly work which may be a paper for publication.

Domestic students

International students

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