Clinical neurophysiology is a branch of the neurosciences which is concerned with the investigation of neurological disease by techniques, which depend upon the electrical properties of neural tissue and muscle. The specialty is primarily involved with the diagnosis of nerve entrapments, neuromuscular disease, epilepsy and ophthalmological disease. It increasingly includes the intra-operative monitoring of the integrity of the spinal cord during scoliosis surgery. Other uses include mapping of the cortex during epilepsy surgery and localisation of the subthalamic nuclei for surgery for Parkinsons Disease and tremor. (NHS Careers – November 2013)
There is no current programme in this discipline in Ireland.
Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training, RCPI
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