The Department of Neurology and Stroke at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) is internationally recognised for specialty and subspecialty training and clinical research.
- We have clinical and research programs in epilepsy and multiple sclerosis
- CEP@RMH provides a broad range of education and training programs in conjunction with the University of Melbourne
Comprehensive Epilepsy Program (CEP@RMH)
In conjunction with the University of Melbourne, the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program (CEP@RMH) provides a broad range of education and training programs in both clinical service and research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These programs attract medical professionals and researchers from across Australia and internationally.
Epilepsy Fellowship: A one to two year fellowship for clinicians who have completed postgraduate training in neurology. The fellow will be exposed to the broad range of topics in epileptology with opportunities to pursue specific areas of interest in depth. Enrolment in a higher research degree (MD or PhD) is strongly encouraged and supported.
Neuropsychiatry Fellowship: Joint fellowship with the RMH Neuropsychiatry with emphasis in the evaluation and management of the psychiatric co-morbidities of epilepsy.
Neurophysiology Fellowship: Joint fellowship with the RMH Neurophysiology team with emphasis in video-EEG reporting.
Neurology training: Each neurology trainee in the RMH spends a significant portion of their training at the CEP as the Epilepsy Registrar, providing front-line care to patients admitted to the video-EEG monitoring unit and attending the First Seizure and Epilepsy Clinics.
Visiting scholars and medical students from around the world are welcome to spend an elective period with us.
The breadth of research at the CEP@RMH offers students the opportunities to pursue degrees at all levels at the University of Melbourne in a remarkable range of clinical and basic science subjects, including:
- Honours projects of Bachelor of Science
- Master of Science
- Doctor of Medicine (MD)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The communal environment enables a diverse group of students ranging from life and biomedical sciences to statistics, mathematics and engineering, to learn to conduct scientific research independently and collaboratively, under the supervision of researchers with international standing. Scholarships at Commonwealth, state and university levels are available, with special schemes for international students from selected countries/regions such as China, India, and Southeast Asia.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Centre
MS Clinical and Research Fellowship
The RMH Neuroimmunology Centre offers a one year clinical and research fellowship to an Australian-trained neurology trainee who has completed core years of neurology training. We will consider competitive overseas-trained applicants with appropriate AHPRA registration and valid immigration arrangements.
The fellow will develop skills in the diagnosis and management of patients with MS and other neuroimmunological disorders through participation in MS and neuroimmunology clinics, MS treatment safety assessments, Day Medical Centre, neuro-ophthalmology clinic, general neurology clinic, as well as involvement in care for patients admitted into the neurology ward.
The research component of the fellowship will enable the fellow to pursue a research project under one of the MS and Neuroimmunology program’s research units. There may be scope for ancillary training depending on the interests of the trainee (for example, neuromuscular, neurorehabilitation).
Neuro-oncology and Neuroimmunology Clinical and Research Fellowship
A one year clinical and research fellowship in Neuro-oncology and Neuroimmunology is available to an Australian-trained neurology trainee who has completed core years of neurology training. We will consider competitive overseas-trained applicants with appropriate AHPRA registration and valid immigration arrangements.
The fellow will develop skills in diagnosis and management of neurological complications of oncological conditions and their treatment. They will also develop skills in the diagnosis and management of patients with MS and neuroimmunological conditions.
This fellowship is established in conjunction with the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. The Fellow will be involved in the cutting-edge CAR T-cell treatment program and will manage inpatient referrals of neuro-oncological conditions. They will participate in neuro-oncology clinic, MS and neuroimmunology clinics, MS treatment safety assessments, Day Medical Centre and general neurology clinic. The research component of the fellowship (50%) will enable the fellow to pursue a research project under one of the MS and Neuroimmunology program’s research units.
Degrees and projects
The unit offers opportunities for students to pursue a wide range of clinical and laboratory research projects as part of their degree: honours, masters, doctor of medicine (MD) or doctor of philosophy (PhD).
We will consider applicants with both basic science and clinical focus.
A transition into a clinical PhD program will be considered for competitive clinical fellows (see above). Please see above for the overview of our research portfolio and relevant contacts.
Funders and sponsors
We are supported by:
- Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation
- MS Society of the UK
- Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia
- National MS Society of the USA
- Perpetual Philanthropic Services
- RMH Neuroscience Foundation
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