Neurologist

Examine, diagnose and treat diseases and injuries of the human brain, spinal cord, nervous system and muscle tissue.

Neurologist

Neurologist

Roles and responsibilities

Neurology is a spcialist area of medicine that looks at diseases and injuries to the spinal cord, brain, nervous system and muscle tissue.

As a neurologist you will:

  • undertake laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures
  • analyse test results and other medical information to make diagnoses
  • prescribe and administer drugs, and remedial and therapeutic treatment and procedures
  • record medical information and data
  • report specified contagious and notifiable diseases to government health and immigration authorities
  • admit or refer patients to hospitals
  • consult other medical specialists

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Neurology is a spcialist area of medicine that looks at diseases and injuries to the spinal cord, brain, nervous system and muscle tissue.

As a neurologist you will:

  • undertake laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures
  • analyse test results and other medical information to make diagnoses
  • prescribe and administer drugs, and remedial and therapeutic treatment and procedures
  • record medical information and data
  • report specified contagious and notifiable diseases to government health and immigration authorities
  • admit or refer patients to hospitals
  • consult other medical specialists

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Undergraduate Courses To Become

Neurologist

Required major/s to pursue this career

Undergraduate Courses To Become

Neurologist

Recommended major/s to pursue this career

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Postgraduate Courses To Become

Neurologist

Coursework courses to pursue this career

Professional training

After completing the Doctor of Medicine and working in the public hospital system for two years (internship and residency), doctors interested in becoming a neurologist can apply to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians to undertake further training and ultimately receive Fellowship which normally takes at least six years of study while working as a doctor.