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Spine Surgery Tutorials

Spine Tutorials are a vital part of our Diploma in Spine Surgery. Discuss your own spine cases and those from fellow students. Receive first hand feedback from our world-class spine surgeon faculty about your personal work.

Case-based group discussions

Personal feedback from world-class surgeons

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Benefit from case studies from fellow students

No travel required

About the Spine Surgery Tutorials

Our Spine Tutorials are group discussions of spine case studies created by the students and our spine faculty.

In the Tutorial, you discuss your own spine surgery cases and those from fellow students. You will get direct feedback from the Tutor; an experienced member of our world-class spine surgeon faculty. 

You will see real-life examples of a range of spine cases, as well as meet fellow spine surgeons from around the world, and get constructive feedback to help you improve patient outcomes.

Our spine surgery tutorials are only available as part of our Diploma in Spine Surgery, or our individual Spine Modules.

Pre-requisites

Before attending a spine tutorial, you need to:

  • Pass the Module Exam
  • Create four spine case studies
  • Test your webcam and internet connection

Your Tutors

Our Spine Tutorials are led by our faculty, and past Tutors have included:

Online or In-Person

Our students are based throughout the world, so we usually run our Tutorials online,  using Skype or Microsoft Teams. You will need a computer or mobile device, webcam, microphone and a video-quality internet connection to join.

If there are enough people in a particular region, we will try to schedule an in-person Tutorial.

Spine Tutorial Timeline

Doctors discussing Spine Surgery Modules using their iPads

Before your Tutorial

You need to do the following before you can attend a Spine Surgery Tutorial

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Pass the Module Exam

  • Tutorials are only available for Modules 2-9 of our Diploma in Spine Surgery

Confirm the date of your Tutorial

  • Dates depend on Tutor availability

Create four spine case studies

  • We will send you a blank spine case study template for you to complete
  • Send us your case studies to review for correctness and completeness
  • Case studies MUST be anonymised

Test your webcam and internet connection

  • We will send you link you can use to confirm your webcam and internet connection are working as expected

On the Tutorial Day

Present and discuss your own spine surgery cases with an experienced member of our spine faculty and fellow students, and get individual feedback.

Connect to the Tutorial

  • We will email you the the link to the Tutorial
  • The Tutorial will use either Skype or Microsoft Teams – this means you can join directly from a web browser and you don’t have to download any software 

Meet the other Tutorial attendees

  • We will introduce you to your Tutor and fellow students
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Case study presentation & discussion

  • A student will present their first case study 
  • The Tutor will ask questions and provide feedback and start the discussion after the presentation
  • The Tutor will then choose another student to present the next case study
  • This pattern continues until most or all case studies have been presented
  • Online Tutorials typically last 2 hours
Online spine surgery tutorial conducted via video conferencing
Image from a Spine Surgery Film

After the Tutorial

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Give us feedback

  • We’re constantly looking to improve our programme
  • Let us know what you thought about the Tutorial – from the Tutor knowledge and feedback, format of the Tutorial and even the case studies presented

Once you’ve completed the Tutorial and given us feedback, you’ve finished this Module. You can start work on another Spine Surgery Module

Tutorial & Module Completed

Spine Tutorial Timeline

There are a few requirements before you attend a Tutorial.

Before your Tutorial

You need to do the following before you can attend a Spine Surgery Tutorial

Image of doctors with iPads discussing spine surgery.
Pass the Module Exam
  • Tutorials are only available for Modules 2-9 of our Diploma in Spine Surgery
Confirm the date of your Tutorial
  • Dates depend on Tutor availability
Create four spine case studies
  • We will send you a blank spine case study template for you to complete
  • Send us your case studies to review for correctness and completeness
  • Case studies MUST be anonymised
Test your webcam and internet connection
  • We will send you link you can use to confirm your webcam and internet connection are working as expected

On the Tutorial Day

Present and discuss your own spine surgery cases with an experienced member of our spine faculty and fellow students, and get individual feedback.

Online Spine Surgery Tutorial video conference
Connect to the Tutorial
  • We will email you the the link to the Tutorial
  • The Tutorial will use either Skype or Microsoft Teams – this means you can join directly from a web browser and you don’t have to download any software 
Meet the other Tutorial attendees
  • We will introduce you to your Tutor and fellow students
Case study presentation & discussion
  • A student will present their first case study 
  • The Tutor will ask questions and provide feedback and start the discussion after the presentation
  • The Tutor will then choose another student to present the next case study
  • This pattern continues until most or all case studies have been presented
  • Online Tutorials typically last 2 hours

After the Tutorial

Spine Surgery Film
Give us feedback
  • We’re constantly looking to improve our programme
  • Let us know what you thought about the Tutorial – from the Tutor knowledge and feedback, format of the Tutorial and even the case studies presented

Tutorial & Module Completed

Once you’ve completed the Tutorial and given us feedback, you’ve finished this Module. You can start work on another Spine Surgery Module

What participants say about our Spine Tutorials

​This has been a most rewarding experience, and it is a great way to summarise and consolidate the learning from the module! Preparing the cases is a pain, it is true, but this tutorial was superb beyond my expectations.

Consultant Neurosurgeon

South Asia

The use of technology was excellent, we learnt a lot without any interruption, for me it was very much encouraging.

Assistant Professor

Pakistan

The quality and value of the Case Study group discussions was very good

Hayati Aygun

Assistant Professor, Medicabil Spine Centre, Turkey

I find group tutorials very interesting, inspiring and give extra boost.

Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

Greece

How to attend a Spine Tutorial

Spine Tutorials are available as part of our Diploma in Spine Surgery and Spine Modules (Modules 2-9). When you complete the Module Examination, we will arrange a date with you for your Spine Tutorial.