COURSE STRUCTURE - your learning pathway to excellence

Our courses follow a clear learning pathway to support your ascent towards excellence. Each module is designed to lift you to the next level within your desired specialty or as a generalist.

Whether you're a young resident looking to gain confidence in a safe environment, come back from a maternity leave focusing on regaining routine, or you're an expert striving for specialization and certification - our course structure offers the perfect match to your needs and paves your way to excellence.

 

Seven levels (L1-7) are building upon each other from basic to intermediate, advanced, generalist, specialist, up to master & faculty - we're currently only offering "L3-Advanced", "L4-Generalist", "L5-Specialist" & "L7-Master" courses with our hyperrealistic simulation concept - but recognize equivalent courses from other providers for lower levels and interpersonal training and will extend our offering in the future. You can find more details regarding the different levels and course details in the description below. Start your way to the top today!

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COURSE STRUCTURE

L1 | Basic | Instrument handling & dry osteosynthesis


Practical courses on the basic level focus on learning the basics of practical osteosynthesis and handling of instrumentation targeting residents. Focus is on the hands-on process of fracture treatment in a dry lab getting first practical exercises on how to handle osteosynthesis. Initial training is performed on artificial bones with exercises to learn drilling, cutting, reduction, fixation of screws and plates. First understanding of soft tissue handling can be simulated with artificial anatomical models too.

We are currently not offering own L1 courses but recognize equivalent courses as proof of proficiency e.g., AOTrauma Course–Basic Principles of Fracture Management




L2 | Intermediate | Anatomy, approaches and soft tissue handling


Practical courses on the Intermediate level focus on learning anatomy and approaches targeting residents. Exercises are typically performed on cadaveric specimens which best reflect the complexity and biomechanics of the human anatomy. Courses cover the handling of soft tissue and different surgical approaches to the upper extremities and lower extremities. Furthermore, osteosynthesis can be anatomically fixed on intact bones or on simple fracture patterns that are intra-operatively provoked.

We are currently not offering own L2 courses but recognize equivalent courses as proof of proficiency e.g., AOTrauma Advanced Course–Approaches and Osteosynthesis




L3 | Advanced | End-to-end treatment of frequent and moderate fractures across different joints


Courses of the Advanced level follow a hands-on end-to-end fracture management concept - enabled by lifelike pre-fractured cadaveric specimens - and targeting residents and young consultants.

Cases are planned in groups along X-ray and CT scans of the lifelike pre-fractured cadaveric specimens. Each group present and discuss their individual operative plan in the plenum prior to the wet lab session.

During the wet lab, all relevant steps of a fracture treatment need to be performed according to a standardized criteria catalog: approaches, reduction, osteosynthesis, closure and success control. The session is supported by intra- & postoperative fluoroscopy to evaluate the treatment result that is discussed in the plenum afterward.

The advanced courses focus on most common fractures (e.g., distal Radius AO 23-A3/C1) across all anatomical regions which are typically mixed joints during a course (e.g., day 1 distal Radius, day 2 proximal Humerus). Successful completion will be awarded the TRAUMA ACADEMY L3 Advanced certificate "Copper" and qualifies for an L4 Generalist course and exam.

Learn more about the detailed goals and agenda following this link to the L3 Advanced course page.




L7 | Master | Practical exam on specialist fracture and interpersonal competences


Courses of the Master level are designed to practice the highest possible degree of practical skills and are a true proof of excellence.

Target groups are experts with more than 5 years of experience as consultants who plan to pursue a steep career and leadership role. The courses follow the concept and agenda of the Specialist level course but will include a practical exam.

This exam is a factual practical skill assessment of the participant according to a standardized criteria catalogue. The participant needs to demonstrate an individual end-to-end fracture treatment and interpersonal competences which will be evaluated by our faculty. Based on the score of the evaluation a successful completion will be awarded with the TRAUMA ACADEMY L7 Master certificate "Gold" and acts as proof of proficiency.

Holders of the Gold certificate are eligible being appointed to become TRAUMA ACADEMY Faculty or Board member which is the highest honor of the TRAUMA ACADEMY.

Learn more about the detailed goals and agenda following this link to the L7 Master course page.




Faculty & Board Member | TRAUMA ACADEMY instructor accreditation


Faculty and Board Member accreditation is focusing on teaching, didactics and interpersonal competencies.

This level is the highest honor of the TRAUMA ACADEMY and only most skilled and experienced surgeons from technical & interpersonal perspective are eligible for this level.

Experts are being appointed for this position and awarded with the TRAUMA ACADEMY Platinum certificate - which opens the opportunity to become part of our international instructor pool and medical board.

Please reach out for an individual assessment.




L5 | Specialist | End-to-end treatment of complex fractures around a specific anatomic regions


Courses of the Specialist level follow a hands-on end-to-end fracture management concept - enabled by lifelike pre-fractured cadaveric specimen - and targeting experienced consultants and experts.

Cases are planned in groups along X-ray and CT scans of the lifelike pre-fractured cadaveric specimen. Each group present and discuss their individual operative plan in the plenum prior to the wet lab session.

During the wet lab, all relevant steps of a fracture treatment need to be performed according to a standardized criteria catalog: approaches, reduction, osteosynthesis, closure and success control. The session is supported by intra- & postoperative fluoroscopy to evaluate the treatment result that is discussed in the plenum afterward.

The Specialist courses focus on complex fractures (e.g., Tibial head, Acetabulum) across a specific anatomic region. The goal is to gain deep expertise around one specific joint and become an expert in an anatomic region. We are offering Specialist courses across six anatomic regions which are supported by most renowned surgeons as faculty: (1) proximal Humerus, (2) Elbow, (3) Wrist, (4) Hip & Acetabulum, (5) Knee, and (6) Ankle. Check out our upcoming courses to see if we offer your desired specialisation soon.

Successful completion will be awarded the TRAUMA ACADEMY L5 Specialist certificate "Silver" and qualifies for an L7 Master course and exam.

Learn more about the detailed goals and agenda following this link to the L5 Specialist course page.




L6 | Interpersonal Competences | Leadership skills, teambuilding, stress management


Courses of the Interpersonal Competences level focus on managing people and building high performing teams.

Target groups are ambitious experts and consultants who want to take over or refine leadership position along their career.

Content of these courses is communication, stress management, decision making and team building in a healthcare environment. The goal is to better manage the human factor to reduce mistakes and improve teamwork.

We are currently not offering own L6 courses but recognize equivalent courses as proof of proficiency e.g., IC. courses of Lufthansa and DGOU designed for healthcare professionals.

L6 courses are a requirement to be eligible to participate in L7 Master course and exam.




L4 | Generalist | Practical exam on frequent and moderate fractures across different joints


Courses of the Generalist level are certification courses following the concept and the agenda of Advanced level courses L3 but will include a practical exam. This exam is a factual practical skill assessment of the participant according to a standardized criteria catalog. The participant needs to demonstrate an individual end-to-end fracture treatment that will be evaluated by our faculty. Based on the score of the evaluation a successful completion will be awarded the TRAUMA ACADEMY L4 Generalist certificate "Bronze" and acts as proof of proficiency. It also qualifies for the L5 Specialist course.

Learn more about the detailed goals and agenda following this link to the L4 Generalist course page.