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Neurologist

Description


A neurologist is a medical doctor who specializes in treating diseases that affect the human nervous system. It is a very prestigious and difficult medical specialty due to the complexity of the nervous system. Neurologists do not perform surgeries, but attempt to treat neurologic disease through medication, rehabilitation and physical therapy.

Career Path

  •   Neurologist
  •   Neurologist Researcher
  •   Neurologist Supervisor

Main Activity

  • Perform diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders, including stroke, dementia and neuromuscular diseases

  • Examine patients and may order and interpret diagnostic tests in order to determine the best course of treatment.

  • Treat and manage disorders that affect the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system

  • Treat infectious disease such as meningitis which can cause brain damage and lead to complications like epilepsy.

Skills

  •   Critical-thinking skills
  •   Computer Skills
  •   Problem-solving skills
  •   Decision Making Skills
  • Independent Thinking
  •   Communication skills

Type

  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Vascular Neurology
  • Paediatric Neurology
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • Sleep Medicine