Module 2: Degenerative Disorders of the Cervical Spine

This Module is structured by reference to the anatomy, biomechanics and kinematics of the cervical spine. It is one of nine Modules of the Spine Surgery Diploma from eccElearning.

It takes 2-3 months to complete with a study commitment of 7-9 hours per week.

You can work towards the Diploma in Spine Surgery in instalments by enrolling on and completing each Module and the Surgical Skills Assessment.

CME Credits: Up to 54 CME Credits available

Duration: 4 Months Access – expandable to 24 Months with subsequent Module purchases

Tuition language: English

Course Structure: The online lecture is in video format with English transcription, with pre- and post- learning assessment and additional learning materials.

Study Commitment: 7-9 hours of study per week

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Editor: Prof Richard Assaker

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Module 2 - Basic

Enrolment Fee: €579

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The Basic Package of Module 2 includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference Material Abstracts
  • 54 CME Credits – 3 CME Credits per Lecture (subject to passing Lectures)
  • Module Examination
  • Module Tutorial

It does not include:

  • Standard Downloadable Reference Material
  • Premium Downloadable Reference Material

Duration: 4 Months Access – expandable to 24 Months with subsequent Module purchases.

Tuition language: English

Diploma: You can gain the Diploma in Spine Surgery by completing all 9 Modules and the Surgical Skills Assessment within 24 Months of starting your first Module.

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Module 2 - Standard

Enrolment Fee: €799

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The Standard Package of Module 2 Includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference list and Abstracts
  • Standard Downloadable Reference Material
  • 54 CME Credits – 3 CME Credits per Lecture (subject to passing Lectures)
  • Module Examination
  • Module Tutorial

It does not include:

  • Premium Downloadable Reference Material

Duration: 4 Months Access – expandable to 24 Months with subsequent Module purchases

Tuition language: English

Diploma: You can gain the Diploma in Spine Surgery by completing all 9 Modules and the Surgical Skills Assessment within 24 Months of starting your first Module.

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Module 2 - Premium

Enrolment Fee: €1369

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The Premium Package of Module 2 includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference Material Abstracts
  • Standard Downloadable Reference Material
  • Premium Downloadable Reference Material
  • 54 CME Credits – 3 CME Credits per Lecture (subject to passing Lectures)
  • Module Examination
  • Module Tutorial

Duration: 4 Months Access – expandable to 24 Months with subsequent Module purchases.

Tuition language: English

Diploma: You can gain the Diploma in Spine Surgery by completing all 9 Modules and the Surgical Skills Assessment within 24 Months of starting your first Module.

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What you will cover in this Module

A section deals with the diagnostic evaluation and focuses on the specific imaging, neurophysiological assessment as well as diagnostic injection studies. The different pathologies like axial neck pain, cervical radiculopathy as well as cervical myelopathy are widely discussed in terms of clinical findings, pathophysiology and natural history, as well as the surgical and non-surgical treatment modalities.

Learning Objectives

  1. Acquire the knowledge to assess, evaluate and make the diagnosis of degenerative cervical spine disorders
  2. Learn the decision making for different treatment modalities
  3. Know the evidence of the different treatment modalities
  4. Become familiar with the surgical principles and indications in the treatment of cervical spine degenerative disorders

Lectures in this Module

You can browse the individual Lecture in this Module below, or download a PDF of our Diploma Lecture List.

2.1 Applied Surgical Anatomy of the Cervical Spine
2.2 Biomechanical Considerations of the Degenerative Cervical Spine
2.3 Kinematics of the Cervical Spine – Normal, Degenerative, Fused and Disc-Replaced
2.4 Imaging in Degenerative Cervical Conditions
2.5 Neurophysiological Assessment
2.6 Diagnostic Injection Studies (Interventional Radiology)
2.7 Axial Neck Pain
2.8 Non-Operative Management of Axial Neck Pain
2.9 Operative Management of Axial Neck Pain
2.10 Cervical Radiculopathy – Clinical Findings, Pathophysiology and Natural History
2.11 Non-Operative Management of Cervical Radiculopathy
2.12 Surgical Management of Cervical Radiculopathy
2.13 Adjacent Disc Disease and Management of Cervical TDR
2.14 Pathophysiology, Clinical Findings & Imaging of Cervical Myelopathy
2.15 Cervical Spine Myelopathy: Medical Myelopathies
2.16 Natural History and Non-Operative Management of Cervical Myelopathy
2.17 Surgical Management of Cervical Myelopathy
2.18 Cervical Myelopathy: Ossified Posterior Longitudinal Ligament (OPLL)

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Module 2: Degenerative Disorders of the Cervical Spine

Pricing & Enrolment

Select a package below to enrol and to see what’s included. All courses & packages can be enrolled on to and started immediately. 

SPECIAL OFFER

Enrol on this Module and get Module 1 for free. Offer valid until 30 November 2019, for the Basic and Standard packages only.

Module 2 - Basic

Enrolment Fee: €579

Pay & Enrol

More information

The Basic Package of Module 2 includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference Material Abstracts
  • 54 CME Credits – 3 CME Credits per Lecture (subject to passing Lectures)
  • Module Examination
  • Module Tutorial

It does not include:

  • Standard Downloadable Reference Material
  • Premium Downloadable Reference Material

Duration: 4 Months Access – expandable to 24 Months with subsequent Module purchases.

Tuition language: English

Diploma: You can gain the Diploma in Spine Surgery by completing all 9 Modules and the Surgical Skills Assessment within 24 Months of starting your first Module.

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Module 2 - Standard

Enrolment Fee: €799

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More information

The Standard Package of Module 2 Includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference list and Abstracts
  • Standard Downloadable Reference Material
  • 54 CME Credits – 3 CME Credits per Lecture (subject to passing Lectures)
  • Module Examination
  • Module Tutorial

It does not include:

  • Premium Downloadable Reference Material

Duration: 4 Months Access – expandable to 24 Months with subsequent Module purchases

Tuition language: English

Diploma: You can gain the Diploma in Spine Surgery by completing all 9 Modules and the Surgical Skills Assessment within 24 Months of starting your first Module.

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Module 2 - Premium

Enrolment Fee: €1369

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More information

The Premium Package of Module 2 includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference Material Abstracts
  • Standard Downloadable Reference Material
  • Premium Downloadable Reference Material
  • 54 CME Credits – 3 CME Credits per Lecture (subject to passing Lectures)
  • Module Examination
  • Module Tutorial

Duration: 4 Months Access – expandable to 24 Months with subsequent Module purchases.

Tuition language: English

Diploma: You can gain the Diploma in Spine Surgery by completing all 9 Modules and the Surgical Skills Assessment within 24 Months of starting your first Module.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is an eccElearning Module?

A: eccElearning Modules are in-depth surgical education courses focused on a specific area of expertise - for example, Spine Trauma or Spine Tumours. They are collections of 3-5 Knowledge Packages, so contain 13-23 online spine surgery Lectures and all materials associated with them, including narrated Lecture presentations, assessments, downloadable references, CME Credits and the Certificate Examination. You can work towards the full Spine Surgery Diploma by completing all the relevant Modules.

Q: What does a Module include?

A: Modules are made up of 13-23 online spine surgery Lectures relevant to the Module area. This means you get all online Lecture Presentations, downloadable references, pre- and post- learning assessments, CME Credits and the Module Examination. You will have access to all these materials for 4 months - if you buy subsequent Modules, access will extend up to a maximum of 24 Months.

Q: Who recognises the eccElearning courses?

A: All eccElearning Lectures are CME accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), of the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS). EACCME credits can be converted into an equivalent number of American Medical Association PRA Category 1 Credits, so you can be sure the qualification is recognised internationally. eccElearning is also endorsed by the European Spine Journal.

Q: Is there a final exam?

A: All our Modules have a final 1-hour Multiple-Choice Question Examination. The Examination is only able to be taken once all the Lecture Assessments for that Module have been completed successfully.

Q: Is there a time limit for completing a Module?

A: Yes, you have a study period of 4 Months, though typical completion time is 2-3 Months. If you buy subsequent Modules within this time, your access will be extended by a further 4 Months per Module, up to a maximum of 24 Months.

Q: Can I request an extension?

A: Extensions are possible in justifiable circumstances. Contact us via our feedback/enquiry form to discuss your case.

Q: Can I try before I buy?

A: Yes. A free trial Lecture is available for you to review. Just register at www.eccelearning.com and navigate to Your Free Demo Lecture. 

Q: What payment methods are accepted?

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