Download our brochure

Home // Studies // FSTM // Diploma of S... // Learning Outcomes

Diploma of Specialised Studies in Neurology


The speciality training in neurology aims to:

  • acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for independent practice under one's own responsibility or in a specialised hospital department in all fields of neurology
  • learn the pathological aspects of the entire nervous system and of neuromuscular transmission and musculature
  • acquire knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the peripheral nervous system, including the musculature, and of the central nervous system and afferent and efferent blood vessels, as well as the pathology of the nervous system
  • acquire knowledge of the legislative, regulatory and ethical framework surrounding the practice of neurology in Luxembourg
  • evaluate and treat autonomously all the main anomalies, diseases or dysfunctions of the nervous system and the musculature
  • acquire the ability to competently assess the main neurological syndromes, complications and emergencies and to initiate or undertake the necessary diagnostic and therapeutic measures
  • integrate their knowledge into a multidisciplinary approach by becoming familiar with other medical disciplines and collaborating with other health professionals
  • correctly interpret scientific publications and reports in his/her field of specialisation
  • carry out research or development projects independently and thereby generate new knowledge, skills and attitudes
  • acquire the ability to independently initiate specific discussions to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes of others in the scientific or professional field


  • tutorials in the form of theoretical courses;
  • seminar: discussion of clinical cases, role-playing, practical workshops;
  • simulation: learning of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures;
  • internship in acute hospitals: 1) Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL), 2) Hôpitaux Robert Schuman (HRS), 3) Centre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch (CHEM), 4) Centre Hospitalier du Nord (CHdN) 5) in specialised services abroad if applicable
  • internship in a specialised department in the field of biomedical or clinical research
  • introduction to clinical research
  • implementing a scientific production