Spine Trauma Specialist Certificate

This Specialist Certificate will increase your knowledge of Trauma and Fractures of the whole spine. It is made up of four Knowledge Packages – ‘Fractures of the Cervical Spine C3-C7‘, ‘Fractures of the Upper Cervical Spine‘, ‘Fractures of the Thoraco-Lumbar Spine‘ and ‘Fractures of the Sacral, Osteoporotic & Paediatric Spine‘. It is both a standalone qualification, and also forms part of the Spine Surgery Diploma.

Price: €995

CME Credits: 57 CME Credits available

Duration: 12 Months Access

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.


Editor: Prof Max Aebi

What you will cover in this Specialist Certificate

Classical spinal trauma is extensively dealt with in terms of injury mechanism, classification concepts, clinical presentation and applied imaging techniques. Indication criteria for non-surgical and surgical treatment modalities are discussed widely together with the expected outcome.

There is a specific section dealing with fragility fractures in the elderly (osteoporosis), their identification, diagnostic work up, risk factors and the augmentation procedures available in the case of persistent pain, progressive deformity or instability.

At the other end of the age curve, the certificate also focuses on the specificity of paediatric and growing spine injuries, their diagnostic workup, their natural history and treatment options.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the epidemiology presentation and basic spine anatomy
  2. Request appropriate imaging investigation
  3. Correctly identify and classify the injury
  4. Suggest an appropriate management strategy

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

This Specialist Certificate contains

Knowledge Package: Fractures of the Sacral, Osteoporotic & Paediatric Spine

Knowledge Package: Fractures of the Thoraco-lumbar Spine

Knowledge Package: Fractures of the Upper Cervical Spine

Knowledge Package: Fractures of the Cervical Spine C3-C7

Logos of Endorsed by European Spine Journal, CME Accredited by EACCME, Supported by Spine and Open Operating Theatre
Prof Max Aebi - Spine Surgery Faculty - Spine Surgery Diploma Editor-in-Chief - eccElearning


  • Professor Emeritus Orthopaedic Surgery, McGill University, Montreal (CND) and University of Bern (CH)
  • Member of the European Academy of Science
  • Deputy Editor Web-based Education, European Spine Journal
  • "Das Rückenzentrum" at Salem-Spital Hirslanden, Bern (CH)

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Co-ordinating Editor



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Spine Trauma Specialist Certificate

  • 19 Online Spine Trauma Specialist Lectures
  • 38 Pre- and Post-Learning Assessments
  • 16 Anatomy and Surgical Access Films
  • Downloadable References from European Spine Journal, Spine, Open Operating Theatre and more
  • 57 CME Credits
  • Certificate Examination
  • 12 Months Access

Price: €995

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is an eccElearning Specialist Certificate?

A: eccElearning Specialist Certificates are in-depth medical educational courses focused on a specific area of expertise - for example, Spine Trauma or Spine Tumours. They contain 3-6 Knowledge Packages and 13-23 online spine surgery Lectures and all materials associated with them, including narrated Lecture presentations, assessments, downloadable references, CME Credits and the Specialist Certificate Examination. You can work towards the full Spine Surgery Diploma qualification by completing all 9 of the Advanced Specialist Certificates.

Q: What does a Specialist Certificate include?

A: Specialist Certificates are made up of all the relevant Knowledge Packages in a given area, so include 13-23 Lectures. This means you get all online Lecture Presentations, downloadable references, pre- and post- learning assessments, CME Credits and the Certificate Examination. You will have access to all these materials for 12 months.

Q: Who recognises the Specialist Certificate?

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 Specialist Certificates have a final 1-hour multiple-choice Examination. The Examination is only able to be taken once all the Lecture Assessments for that Certificate have been completed successfully.

Q: Is there a time limit for completing a Specialist Certificate?

A: Yes, you have a study period of 12 Months, though typical completion time is 2-3 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?

A: All major credit and debit cards.

Q: What is your cancellation and refund policy?

A: Candidates may apply for a full or partial refund within 14 days of a purchase. A refund will only be granted if there has been no significant activity on the respective content by the candidate. Applications for refunds may be sent via the contact form.

Q: Is there an advantage to buying the Specialist Certificate, rather than the relevant Knowledge Packages?

A: Yes. It is more cost-effective to buy a Specialist Certificate, rather than all the relevant Knowledge Packages. You also get all of the downloadable references when you buy a Specialist Certificate. Knowledge Packages include only the 'Compulsory' reference materials.