rTMS training course - theory component

This micro-credential aims to teach the neuroscientific theory behind repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) treatments, including a background on the neuroscience, biophysical principles and technological advances.

The course will also provide a critical review of the clinical literature in the field and offer an up to date summary of cutting edge research in the field. Lectures will cover special topics that may include areas such as paediatric neuromodulation, novel therapies and technological advances.

The aim of the course is to support health professionals and researchers who wish to apply TMS in their clinics and/or research by providing training and networking opportunities with other health professionals who are already using or plan to use TMS.

The course will also offer opportunities to develop professional networks and research collaborations.

Upon successful completion, you'll receive:

  • Two PD Points, stackable for conversion to academic credit 
  • A Certificate of Achievement
  • A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials
Delivery mode
On-campus or Online
Start date
6 June 2022 - 30 June 2022
4 July 2022 - 1 August 2022
5 September - 3 October 2022
This course runs for 4 weeks, with the face-to-face (on-campus mode) or scheduled (online mode) lectures taking place over one full day in conference format.
50 hours:
Lectures: 8 hours face to face (on campus mode) or live stream (online mode) (recorded for future reference)
Pre-reading: 18 hours
Recorded content: 12 hours
Personal study: 12 hours
Assessment: 3 hours
Academic Lead
Associate Professor Jennifer Rodger
On campus mode $550 inc GST
Online only mode $495 inc GST
Critical information summary
RTMSM501 - Critical Information Summary [PDF, 244KB]
Students sharing a laptop 

What you'll learn

Understand the basic mechanisms and neurobiological principles of rTMS

Demonstrate knowledge of safety requirements for rTMS treatments

Apply knowledge of evidence base of rTMS to patient treatment

Recognise and address the needs of special populations and address disease-specific conditions and complications

Notebook and a workspace 

Why study this course?

Repetitive transcranial stimulation (TMS) is a novel therapy for the treatment of depression and is used experimentally in a
range of neuropsychiatric disorders.

This microcredential teaches the theory and didactic knowledge relevant to the application of repetitive transcranial stimulation (TMS) in the clinic. Content is delivered by researchers in neuroscience and clinical practitioners who are expert in their fields.

Recommended prior knowledge

Relevant degree in medicine, allied health and/or science, equivalent experience. 

It is recommended that this course is taken in combination with RTMSM502: rTMS training course: practical application

How does it work?

Participants will attend lectures, view pre-recorded content, complete pre-reading and be expected to undertake personal study.Assesment will be comprised of a multiple choice quiz and the development of a treamtment plan.

What's next after this course?

Future study
Masters of Biomedical Science (Neuroscience specialisation)
Career outcomes
You will gain skills to design a rTMS treatment plan in clinical practice and carry out research in rTMS

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