Residents’ Spine Programme

  • Online course for Medical Residents – boost your spine knowledge
  • 60 Lectures in 5 Modules from our full Diploma in Spine Surgery
  • A perfect foundation before applying for Spine Fellowships
  • Save over €3000 on individual Lecture fees!

About the Residents’ Spine Programme

The Residents’ Spine Programme is an online course for all Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Residents looking to boost their knowledge and skills in spine or obtain a spine fellowship.

Programme Structure

The Programme is made up of 60 online Lectures and 16 structured surgical films. The Lectures are split across 5 Modules and each includes a Lecture Presentation narrated by one of our world-class spine faculty, additional reference material, such as journal articles, book chapters and videos. Students complete an online assessment for each Lecture, and can follow the course at their own pace.

Duration and Study Effort Required

It takes approximately 3 hours of study to complete each Lecture, with study material and references readily available for those who want to find out more. Each Module can be completed in 2-3 months, and the whole Programme in 6-12 months.

Learning Objectives

By completing the programme, you will:

  • Understand the principal pathologies, diagnostic techniques and treatment strategies to manage patients with spinal disorders
  • Know the anatomy relevant to the accesses used in spine surgery
  • Be able to analyse and accurately diagnose the principal spinal disorders and to propose appropriate and effective treatments
  • Be able to choose and apply the correct patient outcome tools for appropriate follow-up
  • Have enough knowledge to start our full Diploma in Spine Surgery
  • Elevate your chances in securing a Spine Fellowship

Save over €3000

Collectively, the Lectures of the Residents’ Spine Programme are worth €3900. Each Module contains content worth over €700, but each Module costs just €139. You can save a further €50 if you enrol on the full programme at once – it’s available for just €645.

What the Residents’ Spine Programme includes

60 Spine Lectures in 5 Modules

Each Module has 12 Lectures, and each Lecture Presentation is narrated and comes with a dynamic transcript.

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120 Quizzes and Assessments

Test your progress throughout the learning process.

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Over 500 Downloadable References

Includes the same level of references as our Standard Package Diploma.

180 CME Credits

Each successful Lecture Assessment confers 3 CME Credits.

12-Month Access

The Lectures are available for 12-Months from the time you activate your purchased Module.

Certificate of Completion

Digital certificate will be sent to you once all Lecture Assessments are completed successfully.

Residents' Spine Programme

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Includes:

  • 60 Online Spine Lectures
  • 120 Quizzes and Assessments
  • Over 300 Downloadable References
  • 180 CME Credits
  • 12 Month Access

Learning Objectives of this Module:

To provide residents with a solid understanding of the principal pathologies, diagnostic techniques and treatment strategies to manage patients with spinal disorders. It is qualified by objectively measurable criteria of knowledge and skills.

This is reached by:

  • Enabling the candidate to cover the fundamentals of spine surgery through the guidance of basic knowledge lectures given by experts in the field by means of an ‘interactive textbook’.
  • Enabling the candidate to access pre-selected additional knowledge resources to enhance his/her knowledge and skills in the field of spine surgery beyond the basic knowledge.
  • Mastering knowledge of the anatomy relevant to the various surgical accesses used in spine surgery.
  • Enabling the candidate to analyse and accurately diagnose the principal spinal disorders and to propose appropriate and effective treatments.
  • Enabling the candidate to choose and apply the correct patient outcome tools for appropriate follow up.

Modules of the Residents’ Spine Programme

You can spread the cost of the Residents’ Spine Programme out by enrolling on each Module separately.

Module 1 - Residents' Spine Programme

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Learning Objectives of this Module:

  1. To understand the basic pathways to spinal pain.
  2. To understand the pathophysiology, natural history and diagnostic workup of cervical radiculopathy, and its non-operative management.
  3. To understand the role of imaging in degenerative lumbar disease, the diagnostic workup of lumbar radiculopathy, the management of non-specific low back pain and non-operative management options.
  4. To understand imaging modalities, and classification systems for cervical and lumbar fractures.

Module 2 - Residents' Spine Programme

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Learning Objectives of this Module:

  1. Understand the surgical anatomy of the spine
  2. Understand the pathology, natural history and non-operative management of cervical myelopathy.
  3. Understand the epidemiology, pathogenesis, natural history and risk factors of lumbar disc herniation and lumbar spondylosis
  4. Understand the surgical and non-surgical options for the treatment of lumbar spondylosis
  5. Understand the psychosocial factors in low back pain conditions
  6. Understand the basics of non-surgical treatment of spinal stenosis
  7. Understand the clinical presentation and diagnostic work up of spine trauma cases and indications for conservative treatment of thoracolumbar spine fractures.

Module 3 - Residents' Spine Programme

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Learning Objectives of this Module:

  1. Understand the epidemiology, diagnosis, classification and surgical treatment of degenerative spondylolisthesis
  2. Understand the role of imaging and indications for brace treatment in paediatric deformity
  3. Understand the natural history of idiopathic scoliosis and bone fusion in spinal deformity
  4. Understand the diagnosis, staging and surgical treatment options in spinal metastatic disease
  5. Understand the principles of antibiotic treatment of infections in the spine

Module 4 - Residents' Spine Programme

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Learning Objectives of this Module:

  1. Understand the non-operative management of cervical myelopathy
  2. Understand the evaluation and treatment of sacroilliac joint pain
  3. Understand the assessment and treatment options in degenerative scoliosis, kyphosis and stenosis
  4. Understand the anatomy, imaging and classification of fractures in the upper cervical spine
  5. Understand the diagnosis of primary tumours in the spine
  6. Understand the treatment of wound infections and neurological complications in spine surgery

Module 5 - Residents' Spine Programme

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Learning Objectives of this Module:

  1. Understand the disease continuum from degeneration to new onset deformity
  2. Understand the natural history, diagnosis and treatment of ankylosing spondylitis
  3. Understand the diagnosis and treatment of high grade spondylolisthesis
  4. Understand indications, techniques and strategy in posterior approaches to the paediatric spine
  5. Understand the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of chrondrosarcomas, giant cell tumours, chordomas and aneurysmal bone cysts
  6. Understand the diagnosis and treatment of instability in the occipito-atlantoaxial spine
  7. Understand post-operative wound problems in more detail

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