Adult neurology incorporates clinical acumen, investigative strategy across a broad range of diagnostic problems, and apt decision making about therapy. There has been immense progress in the last two decades in imaging, genetic testing and pharmacological development giving hope to those with previously untreatable disorders. Disorders evaluated include dementia, stroke, headache, epilepsy, neuroinflammatory conditions like multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular diseases like muscular dystrophy, and movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease. A multidisciplinary approach is needed for care delivery incorporating nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and social work.
Research is conducted across the spectrum of clinical, translational and basic science fields.
A career in neurological care across the clinical and diagnostic spectrum will be highlighted in a community programme to spark interest in transition year students.