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  Published: 28/03/2018





Neurology encompasses the science, investigation and treatment of all inherited and acquired diseases affecting the nervous and neuromuscular systems. 1

This means that there is tremendous variety in the work of a general neurologist.  Common conditions treated include headache, epilepsy and stroke but there are an enormous number of rare diseases that make neurology a challenging but fascinating specialty.

More recently, developments in neuroscience have led to an increasing ability to treat and manage these conditions.

1 Requirements for Physician Training (Adult Medicine, New Zealand), RACP, 2000-2001, 132