Module 2: Degenerative Disorders of the Cervical Spine

This Module is structured by reference to the anatomy, biomechanics and kinematics of the cervical spine. It is one of nine Modules of the Spine Surgery Diploma from eccElearning.

It takes 2-3 months to complete with a study commitment of 7-9 hours per week.

You can work towards the Diploma in Spine Surgery in instalments by enrolling on and completing each Module and the Surgical Strategy Assessment.

CME Credits: Up to 54 CME Credits available

Duration: 4 Months Access – expandable to 24 Months with subsequent Module purchases

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.

Study Commitment: 7-9 hours of study per week

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Editor: Prof Richard Assaker

Pricing & Enrolment

Select a package below to enrol and to see what’s included. All courses & packages can be enrolled on to and started immediately. 

Module 2 - Basic

Enrolment Fee: €449

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The Basic Package of Module 2 includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference Material Abstracts
  • 54 CME Credits – 3 CME Credits per Lecture (subject to passing Lectures)
  • Module Examination
  • Module Tutorial

It does not include:

  • Downloadable Reference Material

Duration: 3 Months Access – expandable to 24 Months with subsequent Module purchases.

Tuition language: English

Diploma: You can gain the Diploma in Spine Surgery by completing all 9 Modules and the Surgical Strategy Assessment within 24 Months of starting your first Module.

Module 2 - Standard

Enrolment Fee: €549

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The Standard Package of Module 2 Includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference list and Abstracts
  • Downloadable Reference Material
  • 54 CME Credits – 3 CME Credits per Lecture (subject to passing Lectures)
  • Module Examination
  • Module Tutorial

Duration: 3 Months Access – expandable to 24 Months with subsequent Module purchases

Tuition language: English

Diploma: You can gain the Diploma in Spine Surgery by completing all 9 Modules and the Surgical Strategy Assessment within 24 Months of starting your first Module.

Modules of the Diploma in Spine Surgery

This is one of nine Modules in the full Diploma in Spine Surgery. You can enrol on them individually to study specific topics in-depth, or to work towards the Diploma certification Module-by-Module.

What you will cover in this Module

A section deals with the diagnostic evaluation and focuses on the specific imaging, neurophysiological assessment as well as diagnostic injection studies. The different pathologies like axial neck pain, cervical radiculopathy as well as cervical myelopathy are widely discussed in terms of clinical findings, pathophysiology and natural history, as well as the surgical and non-surgical treatment modalities.

Learning Objectives

  1. Acquire the knowledge to assess, evaluate and make the diagnosis of degenerative cervical spine disorders
  2. Learn the decision making for different treatment modalities
  3. Know the evidence of the different treatment modalities
  4. Become familiar with the surgical principles and indications in the treatment of cervical spine degenerative disorders

Lectures in this Module

You can browse the individual Lecture in this Module below, or download a PDF of our Diploma Lecture List.

Testimonials of our Module 2 Lectures

"Very helpful presentation of an obscure medical condition"

Lecture 2.7 – Axial neck pain

"Excellent presentation… Can't be better..."

Lecture 2.1 – Applied surgical anatomy of the spinal column, spinal cord, nerve roots and vertebral arteries

"An exceptional presentation that gathers all pertinent literature and up to date science into a well presented and well structured bundle."

Lecture 2.2 – Biomechanical considerations of degenerative cervical spine

"A very good presentation"

Lecture 2.16 – Natural history and non-operative management of cervical myelopathy

"Excellent presentation tackling the "holy grail" of cervical spinal surgery in a way that is fair to ACDF and ACDR both; making the case in a smooth and very easy-to-follow presentation."

Lecture 2.3 – Kinematics of normal, degenerative, fused and disc-replaced cervical spines

"Very nice lecture"

Lecture 2.14 – Pathology, clinical findings & imaging of clinical myelopathy

"A perfect lecture, easily understood and with a perfect flow of information, very user friendly."

Lecture 2.1 – Applied surgical anatomy of the spinal column, spinal cord, nerve roots and vertebral arteries

"Excellent incorporation of videos in the lecture"

Lecture 2.12 – Cervical radiculopathy – surgical management

"An excellent teacher and all his lectures are very so informative and helpful. Wish all were like him!"

Lecture 2.6 – Diagnostic injection studies (interventional radiology) 

"Very succinct and well structured"

Lecture 2.5 – Neurophysiological assessment

"Excellent presentation"

Lecture 2.14 – Pathology, clinical findings & imaging of clinical myelopathy

"A hoard of knowledge concerning a previously obscure 'package' of cervical procedures that are now easily categorized and presented thanks to a well structured presentation."

Lecture 2.6 – Diagnostic injection studies (interventional radiology)

"Great lecture"

Lecture 2.11 – Cervical radiculopathy – non-operative management

"A very disparate and controversial matter made easy and well understood through this lecture."

Lecture 2.8 – Axial neck pain – non-operative management

"Expert knowledge offered in a compact combination"

Lecture 2.11 – Cervical radiculopathy – non-operative management

"Very well formed and succint"

Lecture 2.17 – Cervical myelopathy: surgical management

"An excellent presentation from a knowledgeable lecturer"

Lecture 2.18 – Cervical myelopathy: OPLL

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Module 2: Degenerative Disorders of the Cervical Spine

Pricing & Enrolment

Select a package below to enrol and to see what’s included. All courses & packages can be enrolled on to and started immediately.

Module 2 - Basic

Enrolment Fee: €449

Pay & Enrol

More information

The Basic Package of Module 2 includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference Material Abstracts
  • 54 CME Credits – 3 CME Credits per Lecture (subject to passing Lectures)
  • Module Examination
  • Module Tutorial

It does not include:

  • Downloadable Reference Material

Duration: 3 Months Access – expandable to 24 Months with subsequent Module purchases.

Tuition language: English

Diploma: You can gain the Diploma in Spine Surgery by completing all 9 Modules and the Surgical Skills Assessment within 24 Months of starting your first Module.

Module 2 - Standard

Enrolment Fee: €549

Pay & Enrol

More information

The Standard Package of Module 2 Includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference list and Abstracts
  • Downloadable Reference Material
  • 54 CME Credits – 3 CME Credits per Lecture (subject to passing Lectures)
  • Module Examination
  • Module Tutorial

Duration: 3 Months Access – expandable to 24 Months with subsequent Module purchases

Tuition language: English

Diploma: You can gain the Diploma in Spine Surgery by completing all 9 Modules and the Surgical Skills Assessment within 24 Months of starting your first Module.

Modules of the Diploma in Spine Surgery

This is one of nine Modules in the full Diploma in Spine Surgery. You can enrol on them individually to study specific topics in-depth, or to work towards the Diploma certification Module-by-Module.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is an eccElearning Module?

A: eccElearning Modules are in-depth surgical education courses focused on a specific area of expertise - for example, Spine Trauma or Spine Tumours. They contain 13-23 online spine surgery Lectures and all materials associated with them, including narrated Lecture presentations, assessments, downloadable references (standard package only), CME Credits and the Certificate Examination. You can work towards the full Spine Surgery Diploma by completing all the relevant Modules.

Q: What does a Module include?

A: Modules are made up of 13-23 online spine surgery Lectures relevant to the Module area. This means you get all online Lecture Presentations, downloadable references (standard packages only), pre- and post- learning assessments, CME Credits and the Module Examination. You will have access to all these materials for 3 months - if you buy subsequent Modules, access will extend up to a maximum of 24 Months.

Q: Who recognises the eccElearning courses?

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 Modules have a final 1-hour Multiple-Choice Question Examination. The Examination is only able to be taken once all the Lecture Assessments for that Module have been completed successfully.

Q: Is there a time limit for completing a Module?

A: Yes, you have a study period of 3 Months, though typical completion time is 2 Months. If you buy subsequent Modules within this time, your access will be extended by a further 3 Months per Module, up to a maximum of 24 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.