Unlike many other countries Post Graduation in Neurology in Germany is a direct five years course. The field of neurology includes the prevention, detection, conservative treatment and rehabilitation of diseases of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous system including the musculature.

Post Graduation in Neurology in Germany Training time:

60 months in a further education at a further education centre, of which

• 24 months in inpatient neurological care
• 12 months in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and/or Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy
• 6 months in intensive care for neurological patients
• can be credited for up to 12 months in the field of internal medicine and/or general medicine, anatomy, neurosurgery, neuropathology, neuroradiology and physiology
• can be spent/credited up to 24 months in the outpatient area

Post Graduation in Neurology in Germany: Course structure


  •  the prevention, detection, treatment, aftercare and rehabilitation of neurological conditions and defect states –
  • the neurological-psychiatric history taking including biographical and psychosocial relationships, psychogenic symptoms as well as somatopsychic reactions –
  • the indication and monitoring of neurological, neurorehabilitative and physical treatment methods –
  • the indication and evaluation of neuroradiological procedures –
  • the interdisciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic cooperation with other occupational healthcare groups such as physiotherapy, speech therapy, neuropsychology and occupational therapy including their indication and monitoring of appropriate measures –
  • the indication of socio-therapeutic measures –
  • targeted drug therapy –
  • the fundamentals of targeted tumour therapy –
  • the care of palliative care patients –
  • neurological-geriatric syndromes and disease consequences including pharmacotherapy in old age –
  • the basics of neurologically relevant sleep and vigilance disorders –
  • the basics of behavioural neurology and neuropsychology –
  • the foundations of hereditary disease including the indication for a human genetic counselling –
  • the brain death diagnosis –
  • the indication, appropriate sample collection and treatment for laboratory tests and classification of the results in the respective clinical picture –
  • the basic intensive care –
  • the acute treatment of addictions-
Defined examination and treatment procedures:


  • Electroencephalography –
  • Electromyography –
  • Electronography including cortical magnetic stimulation –
  • Visual, somatosensible, auditory and motor evoked potentials –
  • Functional diagnostics of the autonomic nervous system –
  • Functional analysis of peripheral and central movement disorders and balance disorders –
  • Functional analysis of speech, speech and swallowing disorders –
  • neuro-otological investigations, z. Experimental nystagmus provocation, Spino-vestibular, vestibulospinal and central tests –
  • behavioural neurological and neuropsychological test methods –
  • sonographic examinations of the nervous system and Muscles as well as Doppler / Duplex examinations of extra- and intracranial vessels supplying the brain –
  • Neurological findings in disorders of higher cerebral performance; Eg of self and deficit perceptions, motivation, drive, communication, attention, memory, spatial capacities, thinking, acting, creativity –
  • creating rehabilitation plans, monitoring and epicritical evaluation of the use of rehabilitation procedures –
  • puncture and catheterization techniques including the collection of CSF specimens –
  • infusion, transfusion and blood replacement therapy, enteral and parenteral nutrition
This course structure has been copied from Weiterbildungsordnung für die Ärzte Bayerns vom 24. April 2004 – in der Fassung der Beschlüsse vom 21. Oktober 2017 Bayerische Landesärztekammer. Information ohne Gewähr. Translation is provided for information purposes only.  The original information you can find at www.blaek.de/
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