Iberian Course Diploma 2021

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Iberian Course Diploma 2021
Madrid, Spain
9 - 13 November 2021




Module 1: Basic Comprehensive Course




Chairman:
Dr. Máximo Alberto Díez Ulloa. Spain


Programme Module 1: The Basic Comprehsive Course Programme Module 1: The Basic Comprehsive Course

Module 1 Learning Outcomes



Session 1: LOW BACK PAIN (LBP)

CASE DISCUSSION: LOW BACK PAIN

  • Use clinical information to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan
  • Recognising Serious Spine Disorders: Rule out red flags

CLINICAL EXAMINATION

  • Select appropriate clinical tests for a clinical situation
  • Perform a safe and effective clinical examination
  • Select appropriate communication skills with patients and their families

IMAGING IN LOW BACK PAIN

  • Select appropriate radiologic exams for a clinical situation
  • Discuss advantages and disadvantages of radiologic examination methods
  • Be aware of radiation exposure when selecting an exam

DIFFERENTS PERSPECTIVES IN LBP

  • Discuss differential diagnosis in patients with LBP
  • Recognise non-surgical systemic causes of LBP
  • Provide basic knowledge on spondyloarthritis
  • Nociception in non-specific LBP
  • Central sensitization in non-specific LBP

REHABILITATION AND MANUAL THERAPY

  • Be aware of the principles of the bio-psycho-social model
  • Discuss the principles of a rehabilitation program
  • Select appropriate patients for manual therapy


Session 2: FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH

BIOMECHANIC IN VITRO MODELS

  • Outine loading in different positions of the spine
  • Explain how loading changes with age and pathology
  • Describe the basic principles of an in vitro experiment
  • Discuss the interpretation and limitation for evaluation of biomaterials

FINITE ELEMENT MODELS

  • Discuss applications for FE models
  • Explain setup, boundary conditions and validation of FE models
  • Interpretation and value of FE studies

BIOlOGY OF THE LUMBAR INTERVERTEBRAL DISC

  • Outline principles of celluar and molecular biology of the nucleus
  • Explain the role of nutrition and changes with age
  • Discuss the role of genetics in disc degeneration
  • Mechanical alteration of microstructures in the annulus

CELULAR AND MOLECULAR RESEARCH

  • Describe pre-clinical models for the intervertebral disc
  • Outline principles of stem cell therapy for disc regeneration
  • Explain the role of molecular for disc regeneration


Session 3: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND CLINICAL RESEARCH

EPIDEMIOLOGY & ECONOMICS

  • Be aware of the impact of LBP on the society
  • Explain outcome measures for quality of life and economy (QUALY)
  • Discuss the impact of direct and indirect medical cost in LBP

EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE AND STUDY DESINGS

  • Rank levels of evidence
  • Define the needs of individual patients in the context of EBM
  • Explain the risk of bias and justify the role of EBM and guidelines

CLINICAL RESEARCH

  • How to design an appropriate clinical study and select classification criteria
  • Discuss the use of study results for own clinical practice
  • Define the role of registries

OUTCOME MEASURES

  • Explain the content of common scores used for LBP
  • Discuss the selection of appropriate questionnaires in a study or registry
  • Impement outcome measures in own clinical applications


Session 4: RED FLAGS: CASE DISCUSSION

TRAUMATIC SPINAL CORD INJURY

  • Recognise, plan transport, investigation and treatment of a patient with SCI
  • Anticipate potential complications and how to avoid them

SPONDYLODISCITIS

  • Discuss diagnostic pathways, potential complications, treatment options

PRIMARY TUMOR OF THE SPINE

  • Interpret clinical information and imaging studies
  • Formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan

INFLAMMATORY DISEASES OF THE SPINE

  • Discuss diferential diagnosis, clinical, biologic, imaging studies and treatment


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