Goal of the course
The AOTrauma Course—Advanced Principles of Fracture Management is part of a newly developed educational program teaching current concepts and fundamental principles in the treatment of complex injuries, incorporating the latest techniques in operative fracture management. The AOTrauma Advanced Principles course builds upon the AO Principles and techniques learned in the AOTrauma Basic Principles course and focuses on more complex injuries.
The AOTrauma Course—Advanced Principles of Fracture Management is targeted at certified orthopedic and trauma surgeons who are at the threshold of becoming independent surgeons and taking over decision-making responsibility for the treatment of complex injuries. Participants must have completed the AOTrauma Course—Basic Principles of Fracture Management and must be actively involved in trauma management.
This AOTrauma Advanced Principles of Fracture Management course is one of several competency-based curriculum events in 2019 which are built around a specific framework of competencies and learning outcomes. They feature a balanced mix of educational methods with a strong focus on interactive sessions.
Online precourse self-assessment prepares participants for the course and allows the faculty to tailor the course to the needs of the participants. Before attending the course participants are expected to complete an online module on reduction techniques.
The course will be taught in a modular format. Each module consists of several evidence-based lectures which will cover the key information required. Discussing cases in small groups will help participants understand decision-making processes and further develop management skills. Debates and interactive sessions will promote interactivity between faculty and course participants. In practical exercises participants will be trained in the application of various techniques.
Participants may also bring their own cases for discussion with the faculty.
After the course an online postcourse self-assessment will provide participants with important feedback on how much they have learned.