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Basic Diploma


The Basic Diploma course provides young surgeons with a reference based, standardised curriculum in degenerative challenges, spinal deformities, trauma, tumours & inflammatory diseases, which supports them in their clinical practice. The course consists of 6 modules that are completed at the annual EduWeek. The hybrid education concept, including e-learning and face-to-face elements, fulfills key learning outcomes and develops the critical decision making required in every day practice.

The EUROSPINE Basic Diploma is now respected on a European level by many spinal societies and federations. EUROSPINE has developed standards and policies in key areas of spinal post graduate training that follow a strict quality control to maintain consistency of the content.

Target Audience

The Basic Diploma course is intended for surgeons in their last year of residency wishing to acquire basic knowledge on the evaluation of spinal disorders, spinal disease process and surgical skills. The course is also relevant to any health care professional involved in the spinal treatment spectrum wanting to get best practices in the specialty of spine.

How to obtain the Basic Diploma

To obtain the EUROSPINE Basic Diploma you must:

  1. Register for EduWeek (2024 registrations will open in October 2023)
  2. Complete all mandatory modules
    • Modules 1-6 if you started taking the courses after 2020
    • Modules 1-5 if you started taking the courses before 2020 
  3. Apply for the Basic Diploma 

Further details can be found in the Q&A Diploma Guide (coming soon)

2024 Pre-liminary Module Programmes

Download the pre-liminary modules programmes for the 2024 EduWeek below.

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