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.

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

To complete the micro-credential, you will watch a series of pre-recorded lectures, complete a baseline knowledge MCQ before attending the 1 day seminar. You will then complete an assessment in which you address three case studies, and complete a final MCQ.

Course date

5 April 2024 

Applications close
29 March 2024
One day course with online material and assessments available for 4 weeks
Attendance is required at the one day course, but up to 40 hours of additional effort is required to gain the required knowledge and pass the assessment.
Live Lectures: 8 hours
Pre-reading: 15 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 243KB]
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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

Recognise and address disease-specific conditions and complications.

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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

Industry endorsement

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This micro-credential has been endorsed by The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours:

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Certification Course

This course has been endorsed by the RANZCP as CPD activity code: ED000061, and each hour of participation can be claimed under Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 4.1). Please note: for accreditation, students will need to successfully complete both the theory and practical micro-credentials, RTMSM501 and RTMSM502.


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