Career Advice: Prof. Kiernan AM – Neurologist (Stage 4, Stage 5, Stage 6, TAFE Students, Teacher, Parent)
Prof. Kiernan is responsible for neurology at USyd. He is a leading expert on diseases like Parkinson’s disease and stroke.
Your brain is the most complicated object in the known universe. And Professor Matthew Kiernan AM is one of world’s foremost experts on unlocking its secrets.
Professor Kiernan is the Bushell Chair of Neurology at the University of Sydney, making him responsible for the entire discipline of neurology at the University.
He is a leading expert on neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease and stroke, and is Editor in Chief for the British Medical Journal. For these contributions he was made a member of the Order of Australia by the Governor General in 2019.
He’s here to teach you how to get to where he is today.
If you’re interested about getting into undergraduate medicine, what it’s like being on the forefront of curing mankind’s trickiest neurodegenerative diseases, or curious about how to empathise with patients make sure to check out Professor Kiernan’s interview.
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? Yes
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Ikigai Network
On Demand (available until: 22-Jun-2028 11:30PM)
Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand
Science and Tech » Biology
Learning Intentions & Success Criteria
- Understand what a neurologist does and if it is the right job for you
- Understand the importance of research to curing neurodegenerative diseases
- Understand what factors are important in getting into undergraduate medicine
- Learn what things to consider when picking a specialisation in medicine
- Learn what it’s like to do a doctorate in neurology
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Technology and Materials Requirements
Required: Internet connection, internet device
Optional: Projector/TV to show to multiple students comfortably, pens and paper to take notes