The Neurology Department provides inpatient and outpatient care, that includes both diagnosis and treatment of disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. Common conditions include:
Motor Neuron Disease
Multiple Sclerosis, and
Many other less common disorders of the nervous system can also be diagnosed and treated by our specialists.
We perform specialised outpatient testing including:
Nerve conduction studies
A variety of evoked potential studies, and
We have highly trained specialist nurses in the area of stroke, Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, as well as Multiple Sclerosis, who assist patients in specialist clinics, and in the community.
The Neurology Department is also involved in clinical research, particularly in the fields of stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and vestibular dysfunction. Many of our staff members have either academic or clinical teaching appointments in the Faculty of Health at the University of Newcastle.
Members of the Neurology Department are active in medical education, teaching medical students, junior residents and registrars, as well as advanced trainees specialising in Neurology. They also provide education and guidance to the broader community, including fellow medical practitioners, patients and carers.
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