Cell Biology of the Spine

This spine surgery lecture covers cell and tissue biology of the spine. The main focus is on intervertebral disc biology and other spinal tissues.

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Lecturer: Karin Würtz-Kozak, R.Ph, PhD, MBA

Includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentation
  • Pre- and Post- Learning Assessments
  • Additional Learning Materials
  • Up to 3 CME Credits

DOI: 10.28962/01.3.003

Ref.ID: 1_3_wuertz

 

What you will cover in this lecture

This spine surgery lecture covers cell and tissue biology of the spine. The main focus is on intervertebral disc biology and other spinal tissues. Each spinal structure contains cells with a distinct phenotype. Under healthy conditions, these cells maintain the specific, functional extracellular matrix. Cells can respond to internal/external signals by adjusting their metabolic function. The intervertebral disc is a highly complex tissue with three distinct zones (AF, NP, EP) and three specific cell types. The cellularity in the disc is very low. Vertebrae, facet joints, muscles and ligaments all have distinct functions, appropriate extracellular matrix and specific cell types.

Learning Objectives

  1. To understand principles of cell and tissue biology
  2. To understand the biology of the intervertebral disc
  3. To understand basic principles of biology of the other spinal tissues

Target Groups

Practicing Spine Surgeons

in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services for Continuing Education or recertification

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Dr Karin Weurtz-Kozak - Spine Surgery Faculty - eccElearning

Karin Wuertz-Kozak, R.Ph, PhD, MBA

  • ETH Zurich Institute für Biomechanics, Zürich

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Lecture Presentation

Cell Biology of the Spine

Includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentation
  • Pre- and Post- Learning Assessments
  • Additional Learning Materials
  • Up to 3 CME Credits

Access This Lecture

You can get access to this spine lecture by enrolling on our Diploma in Spine Surgery or purchasing a lecture bundle:

Lecture Bundles

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is an eccElearning Lecture like?

A: Each Lecture includes the Lecture Presentation, Additional Learning Resources, Pre-Learning Quiz and Lecture Assessment.

Each Spine Surgery Lecture is viewed online in video format and lasts from 20-45 minutes. The Lectures contain relevant additional learning resources (book chapters, research papers, surgical videos, master lecture videos, case reports, review articles, etc.), which are presented in context and viewable immediately for your convenience.

Lecture 5.1 is an invited Master Lecture and does not include the Quiz and Assessment components.

Q: How much time will a Lecture take?

A: Lecture presentations typically take 20-45 minutes to run. However, candidates are required to review the compulsory and recommended additional learning resources contained within the Lecture. The time taken to view the Lecture and review the additional resources is in the range 3-4 hours per Lecture.

Q: What kind of credits do I get from the Lecture?

A: Each Spine Surgery Lecture can confer up to 3 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, certified by European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The CME credits are awarded to the candidate on successful completion of the online Lecture. The number awarded depend on the number of additional learning materials available in a Lecture - premium versions of the Diploma and Modules include more material for each lecture, so confer more CME Credits.

Q: What payment methods are accepted?

A: All major credit and debit cards.

Q: What are CME Credits?

A: CME stands for Continuing Medical Education. You are awarded CME Credits for undertaking an approved course of medical education. Each Lecture that you complete successfully adds to your CME Credits total. All Lectures provided by eccElearning are accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), of the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS). You can print out your Certificate of CME Credits after the completion of any Course or Lecture.

Q: What do I do if I fail a Lecture Assessment?

A: You are permitted to retake a Lecture Assessment up to two times. The Lecture Assessment will be made available to you again 14 days after a failed attempt. If you’ve failed the Lecture Assessment three times, please get in contact with us to discuss your options.

Q: What courses does eccElearning provide?

A: We have the Diploma in Spine Surgery with Modules individually purchasable, lecture bundles, an Endoscopic Spine Surgery Programme, a Residents' Spine Programme, and Spine Surgery Specialist Certificates in Radiology and Physiotherapy.