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CLNP5008: Applied Clinical Neurophysiology

This unit provides an overview of the neuromuscular, central nervous system, and neurosurgical disorders commonly encountered in clinical neurophysiology laboratories. Presenting symptoms, diagnoses and the application of common neurophysiological techniques are explored.

Code CLNP5008
Academic unit Clinical Neurophysiology
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
This unit is suitable for students with clinical experience. If you have not practised we recommend that you complete CLNP5001 Basic Sciences in Clinical Neurophysiology and CLNP5003 Clinical Neurophysiology Techniques prior to undertaking this unit of study

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Provide a framework for approaching medical conditions (definition, aetiology, clinical features, etc)
  • LO2. Provide participants with the tools required to recognise common neuromuscular presentations
  • LO3. Guide participants to formulate differential diagnoses for neuromuscular clinical presentations
  • LO4. Explain the utility of more advanced neurophysiological techniques such as evoked potentials and single fibre EMG
  • LO5. Explore the key clinical features of rare but characteristic neuromuscular conditions
  • LO6. Provide participants with an understanding of common conditions encountered in a hospital
  • LO7. Explore the challenges associated with critical care medicine
  • LO8. Reinforce knowledge of the typical findings on common neurophysiological tests

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.