NEUROLOGY IN SCANDINAVIA

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Working as a Neurologist in Sweden

A neurologist working in Sweden will diagnose, treat and manage patients with neurological diseases. Many neurologists in Sweden are involved in clinical research, clinical trials but also basic research.

Doctors specialised in neurology will treat and help patients affected by Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), back and neck pain, cognitive impairment, epilepsy, memory loss, migraine, multiple sclerosis, neuropathy (any disease of the nerves), Parkinson’s disease, sleep disorders, stroke, etc. For diagnostic and treatment purposes, you will have access to Sweden’s most sophisticated tests for diagnosing brain and nervous system problems, the latest medications, and participation in leading-edge medical trials, and you will work in close collaboration with skilled neurosurgeons, rehabilitation therapists, pain management specialists, nurses who are specially trained to care for patients with various neurological disorders, and other members of the staff. For this reason, the ability to work in a team and with a cross-disciplinary approach will be crucial.

Working as a Neurologist in Norway

The Norwegian healthcare system is based on the principles of universal access and decentralisation. The specialist health service is organised in four Regional Health Authorities including more than 50 hospitals. Most hospitals in Norway are public and only a small number are private.

Neurology is an important medical speciality in Norway, with 510 specialists in neurology – giving a ratio of one neurologist per 10,000 inhabitants. There are clinical neurological departments in nearly all 19 counties, taking full care of all aspects of common conditions such as epilepsy, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis (MS), and stroke.

In neurology, as in many other specialities, there is a close relationship between clinical work and basic science, and this also reflects in the research field.

Working as a Neurologist in Denmark

Working as a neurologist, you will cover various types of neurological conditions such as cerebrovascular diseases, neuromuscular and movement disorders, as well as neuropathic pain. But also epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and dementia.

The demand for neurologists in Denmark and in all Scandinavian countries is continuously growing, especially because of the longer life expectancy, and is expected to increase even more in the future.

Research in Denmark is active within most areas of clinical neurology, and the main hospitals have extensive collaboration with international research and clinical groups from Europe and around the world.