Diploma in Spine Surgery

Masters-level online spine surgery diploma course for orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and spine fellows

Enrolment Fee:

From €449 per module

From €3799 for the full course

Financial aid is available for our courses, in the form of bursaries and group discounts. Find out more.

The eccElearning Diploma in Spine Surgery is an online Masters-level education programme for orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and spine fellows. Learn the gold standard of spine surgery techniques from the best spine surgeons in the world. The Diploma includes:

180 Spine Lectures in 9 Modules

Each Module has 13-25 Lectures, and each Lecture Presentation is narrated and comes with a dynamic transcript.
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356 Quizzes and Assessments

Test your progress throughout the learning process.
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Over 3000 Downloadable References

Full reference list available in both our Diploma packages, downloadable journal articles and additional videos available in our Deluxe Package.

8 Live Case-Based Tutorials

Live and online group discussions of spine case studies run by our world-class spine faculty.

Surgical Strategy Assessment

In-depth review from our faculty of your surgical strategy skills with constructive feedback given.

540 CME Credits

Each successful Lecture Assessment confers 3 CME Credits.

24 Months Access

The Lectures are available for 24 months from the time you activate the full course.

Diploma Certificate

Once all elements of the Diploma – Modules, Tutorials, Films and SSA – are completed, you will receive the Diploma Certificate.

Why study the Diploma in Spine Surgery?

Learn from the world spine experts

Our world-class spine faculty includes experienced spine surgeons, radiologists, researchers, professors, spine journal editors, and designers of spinal instruments.

Learn from anywhere in the world

The Diploma is completed entirely online, so you can study on your schedule, and not pay for travel or accommodation. Learn more spine online.
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Fulfil your professional requirements

All Lectures are accredited by the EACCME and can be converted to American Medical Assocation PRA Category 1 Credits. The Diploma is endorsed by the European Spine Journal.

Greatest Generation of Spine Surgeons

Our Spine Diploma students are becoming the most knowledgeable generation of spine surgeons there has ever been. Join them to boost your spine knowledge, stand out from your peers and improve patient outcomes.
It was absolutely fantastic to have a peer to peer discussion with the professor and other colleagues and have access to invaluable knowledge and in depth feed back from one of the Grand Masters. I would recommend this program to all surgeons seeking to have an in depth discussion with the Master while having the chance to pick his brains when it comes to presenting one’s own cases.
Mr Thomas A. Pagonis MD, FRCS, PhD

Consultant Spine Surgeon, Greece

I have never done this sort of thing online before and I find it very good, very useful, and very enjoyable.

Jark Bosma

Consultant Spine Surgeon, UK

I have gained important knowledge – comprehensive and to the point. It helped me a lot in my spine practice as well as teaching to my juniors. Every topic is important and covered in detail. This background knowledge is most important in development of skills and safe practice.
Waqar Hassan

Assistant Professor, Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar, Pakistan

I am so lucky to have met such a program. It has excellent content, given by excellent instructors and teaches everything about spine for all spine surgeons. This program is a big opportunity to upgrade knowledge for experienced surgeons and also offers excellent training for beginners. Thank you eccElearning.
Hayati Aygun

Assistant Professor, Medicabil Spine Centre, Bursa, Turkey

Accredited & Endorsed

Fulfil your professional requirements and gain 3 CME Credits for each Lecture Assessment passed – all Lectures are accredited by the EACCME. Credits can be converted to American Medical Assocation PRA Category 1 Credits. The Diploma is endorsed by the European Spine Journal.

Enrolment

It takes approximately 3 hours of study to complete each Lecture, with study material and references readily available for those who want to find out more. Each Module can be completed in 2-3 months, and the whole Programme in 12-18 months.

You can enrol and start the Diploma in Spine Surgery immediately. Either enrol on the full programme at once or go through the Diploma Module-by-Module.

Diploma in Spine Surgery - Essential Package

Diploma in Spine Surgery

Essential Package

The full Diploma, but without downloadable references included.

Enrol with One-Time Fee – €3799

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Enrol in Five Monthly Instalments of €799

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What's included
Spine Diploma Essential Package Includes:

  • 180 Online Spine Surgery Lectures in 9 Modules
  • Reference abstracts
  • 356 Quizzes and Assessments
  • 16 Surgical Access Films
  • 8 Live Online Tutorial events
  • 540 CME Credits
  • 9 Online Module Examinations
  • Online Surgical Strategy Assessment
  • Digital Certificate
  • 3000 Downloadable references (Deluxe Package Only)
  • Printed Certificate (Deluxe Package Only)

Ideal if: you have access to article libraries from all major publishers, or if you just need a refresher course.

References: You will be able to see reference information (title, authors, journal etc) and the abstract, but not be able to download the full reference.

Enrolment: When you pay and enrol, you will be issued with an Activation Key for your Diploma to use on lms.eccelearning.com. The course will be available to you for 24 months.

Diploma in Spine Surgery - Foundation Bundle

Diploma in Spine Surgery

Deluxe Package

The full Diploma with over 3000 downloadable references including book chapters and journal articles.

Enrol with One-Time Fee – €4799

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Enrol in Five Monthly Instalments of €999

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What's included
Spine Diploma Deluxe Package includes:

  • 180 Online Spine Surgery Lectures in 9 Modules
  • 4200 Reference Abstracts
  • 3000 Standard Downloadable References
  • 356 Quizzes and Assessments
  • 16 Surgical Access Films
  • 8 Live Online Tutorial events
  • 540 CME Credits
  • 9 Online Module Examinations
  • Online Surgical Strategy Assessment
  • Printed & Digital Certificate

Ideal if: you are early in your spine career, or you want to save time in looking for references and don’t have access to reference libraries.

References: You will be able to see reference information (title, authors, journal etc) and the abstract of all references, and be able to download references (of which there are over 3000 available) directly from the relevant lecture.

Enrolment: When you pay and enrol, you will be issued with an Activation Key for your Diploma to use on lms.eccelearning.com. The course will be available to you for 24 months.

Please Note: Packages differ only in included content. They both result in the same level of qualification

Bursaries and Group Discounts

Financial aid is available for our courses – there’s a bursary fund for surgeons in low- to middle- income countries, and there are also group discounts available worldwide.

Modules of the Diploma in Spine Surgery

Each Module is available as either the Essential Package (€459 per Module) or the Deluxe Package (€549 per Module).

Module 1 – Basic Science of the Spine

Spine Science - Module 1 of the Diploma in Spine Surgery

Module 2 – Degenerative Disorders of the Cervical Spine

Degenerative Disorders of the Cervical Spine - Module 2 of the Diploma in Spine Surgery

Module 3 – Degenerative Disorders of the Thoracolumbar Spine

Degenerative Disorders of the Thoracolumbar Spine - Module 3 of the Diploma in Spine Surgery

Module 4 – Adult Spinal Deformity

Adult Spinal Deformity - Module 4 of the Diploma in Spine Surgery

Module 5 – Paediatric Spinal Deformity

Paediatric Spinal Deformity - Module 5 of the Diploma in Spine Surgery

Module 6 – Spinal Trauma and Fractures

Spinal Trauma and Fractures - Module 6 of the Diploma in Spine Surgery

Module 7 – Spinal Tumours

 Spine Tumours - Module 7 of the Diploma in Spine Surgery

Module 8 – Spinal Infections and Inflammation

Spine Infections and Inflammation - Module 8 of the Diploma in Spine Surgery

Module 9 – Complications and Revisions in Spinal Surgery

Spine Surgery Complications and Revisions - Module 9 of the Diploma in Spine Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I do this course?
There are no strict eligibility requirements. However, it is aimed at Surgeons and Fellows who are presented with spine cases and want to improve their knowledge. In order to complete the Diploma, you need to be able to provide spine case studies for the Online Tutorials and provide a spine surgery video for the Online Surgical Strategy Assessment.

Residents can also benefit from the Diploma, particularly if they wish to boost their chances of a Spine Fellowship. However, they should start with the Residents’ Spine Programme first.

How do I get awarded the Diploma?
To be awarded the Diploma, you must:

  • Successfully pass all online Lecture Assessments
  • Successfully pass all 9 Module Examinations
  • View all 16 Surgical Access Films
  • Attend all 8 Online Spine Tutorials
  • Successfully pass the Online Surgical Strategy Assessment
How long will the Diploma take to complete?

The typical completion time for most Students is 12-18 Months, based on 7-9 hours of study per week.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Spine Surgery is available for 24 months after your initial enrolment, but can be extended in special circumstances.

Does it teach any hands-on skills?
This is an education-only course – there’s no practical component to this Diploma. Your practical hands-on skills will be honed via your clinical work in your institution or spine fellowship.
When and where are Tutorials held?
Module Tutorials are delivered online via video conferencing. The Tutorials are scheduled according to student and tutor circumstances and availability.