Module 3: Degenerative Disorders of the Thoracolumbar Spine

This Module, Degenerative Disorders of the Thoracolumbar Spine, covers the main pathologies of Degenerative Disorders. These include disc herniation of the lumbar as well as the thoracic spine, spinal stenosis, spondylosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis. It is one of nine Modules of the Spine Surgery Diploma.

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

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CME Credits: 63 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: Dr Pedro Berjano

What you will cover in this Module

This Module covers the degenerative disorders of the thoraco-lumbar spine. It comprehensively addresses the main pathologies like disc herniation of the lumbar as well as the thoracic spine, spinal stenosis, spondylosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis in terms of epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical as well as imaging assessment, surgical and non-surgical treatment.

Non-specific low back pain is dealt with extensively. The continuum from degenerative conditions to new onset deformity is looked at specifically and its significance in the context of an ageing society is emphasised.

Learning Objectives

  1. To acquire the knowledge to assess, evaluate and diagnose degenerative disorders of the thoracolumbar spine
  2. To learn the decision making process to select different treatment modalities
  3. To know the evidence for the different treatment modalities
  4. To understand the surgical principles of, and the indications for, the treatment of degenerative disorders of the thoracolumbar spine

Target Groups

Spine Fellows

and trainees studying at fellowship level in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services

Practicing Spine Surgeons

in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services for Continuing Education or recertification

Orthopaedic and 
Neurosurgical Residents

who wish to deepen their specialist knowledge

Non surgical spine specialists

interested in expanding their spine knowledge

Module Editor

Pedro Berjano, MD
Head, GSpine4, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milan, Italy
Deputy Editor (Media), European Spine Journal

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Module 3 Degenerative Disorders of the Thoracolumbar Spine

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Thoracic disc herniations
Degenerative Lumbar Spondylosis: Surgical Treatment
Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: epidemiology, diagnosis, classification
The continuum from degenerative conditions to new onset deformity
Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Evaluation and Treatment
Complications and revision in thoracolumbar trauma

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Module 3: Degenerative Disorders of the Thoracolumbar Spine

  • 21 Online Spine Lectures
  • 42 Pre- and Post-Learning Assessments
  • 16 Anatomy and Surgical Access Films
  • Downloadable References from European Spine Journal, Spine, Open Operating Theatre and more
  • 63 CME Credits
  • Module Examination
  • 4 Months Access – Expandable to 24 Months Access with subsequent Module purchases

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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. 

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