Neurophysiology

Neurophysiology is concerned with the investigation of function in the central and peripheral nervous system.

If you’re a healthcare scientist working in neurophysiology, you’ll be a specialist practitioner investigating the function of the nervous system to diagnose and monitor neurological disorders.

Working life

Working as a healthcare scientist in neurophysiology, you will assist with the diagnosis of neurological disorders including epilepsy which affects about 10% of the UK population.

Neurophysiology also plays a role in monitoring people who have disorders affecting the brain including viral encephalitis, meningitis, strokes or are suffering with dementia. If you work in this area of healthcare science, you will frequently carry out investigations in dedicated environments or departments, such as in intensive care settings and in operating theatres.

You will work directly with inpatients and outpatients of all ages (babies, children and adults).

Investigations include:

Who will I work with?

You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes doctors specialising in neurology, specialist nurses and other healthcare science staff (eg those specialising in audiology or ophthalmic and vision science).

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