Module 1: Basic Science
This module provides an in-depth overview of the basics of spinal disorders and constructs the base of knowledge for other modules.
About this module
This module provides an in-depth overview of the basics of spinal disorders and constructs the base of knowledge for other modules. The summary of history of spinal disorders allows understanding of how developments occurred. The knowledge on Spinal Biomechanics and Cell Biology are important in understanding of diseases and treatment strategies in spine surgery. Pathways of Spinal Pain, genetics of spinal disorders and age-related changes are important in every aspect of understanding treatment strategies that are discussed in further modules in more detail. Principles of spinal balance and development of spinal dys-balance are reviewed and summarised. Basic technical concepts of biomechanics of spinal instrumentation, biologics in fusion, and also epidemiological concepts such as predictors of treatment outcome and spinal registries are provided. The pre-operative evaluation of the patient, including history and physical assessment, imaging studies and neurological investigations are summarised. Anaesthesiological aspects before, during and after a spine surgery are described in a very understandable and efficient way.
This Module provides the basic knowledge and concepts of spinal disorders and is the foundation for subsequent Modules.
- Know the main steps in the history of spinal disorders
- Understand principles of spinal biomechanics and biomechanics of spinal instrumentation
- Know the concepts of cell biology in spine, and the biology of spinal fusion
- Understand spinal balance and dys-balance
- Have an overview about the epidemiology of spinal disorders, predictors of treatment outcomes and the function of spine registries
- Know the principles of pre-operative assessment of a patient, including spinal imaging and neurological investigations
- Understand the concepts of anaesthesiological management of a spine patient before, during and after surgery
This Module consists of 21 online lectures and a Module Examination.
Specific Target Group
- Spine Fellows* - In Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services or independent spine services
- Practising spine surgeons - Independent or in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services for a potential recertification
- Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical residents - Who want to expand their general knowledge
- Non-surgical spine specialists - Interested in expanding their spine knowledge
|CME Credits:||63 CME credits available|
|Main Subject:||Basic Science|
|Duration:||The Module is available for 4 months from attending the first Lecture|
|Tuition Language:||Online content is in English, Tutorials can be presented in English or the local language|
|Fees:||Fees advised when enrolment opens|
Prerequisites:Enrolment on the Post-graduate Spine Surgery Education Programme
Mode of Examination:
Each Lecture has a final, multiple choice question (MCQ) online Examination.
At the completion of all the Module Lectures, a MCQ Module Examination is taken online, during attendance at a Module Tutorial.