Basic research in orthopaedics is an important part of orthopaedic education. The objective of the Basic Science and Research Online Course is to provide the required basic and advanced knowledge and skills for the orthopaedic community.

Who should take the Online Course?

  • Residents and young specialists that require updated summarized concepts in orthopaedic basic science to prepare for exams (EBOT, national registration & other).
  • Orthopaedic surgeons who plan to enter research.
  • Young specialists, residents or specialists planning to start or participate in projects.
  • Specialists screening new hypothesis to start new projects reviewing current state of the art and research opportunities

Upon mandatory registration (free-of-charge), course participants will receive online lectures and material on the following curriculum topics.

Course Modules

The course is divided into two separate modules:

  • Module 1
    Study Design (RCT Planning and Implementation) and Biomechanics, Engineering Biomaterials (Kinematics)
  • Module 2
    Fundamentals of General Orthopaedic Science including:
    • Risk Factors and Genetics.
    • Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head: From Investigations to Diagnosis.
    • Orthogeriatrics: Management of Elderly Patients with Fragility Fracture
    • Tumours.

Progress and Learning assessment

  • MCQ assessment will be conducted at the end of each module to assess the learner’s progress within each module.
  • Progress can be saved on presentation level, meaning that once the learner has completed one presentation, it will be saved, and the learner can come back to the module within 1 week to continue the course.
  • All presentations within a module need to be watched before the learner can move on to the MCQ assessment at the end of each module.
  • The learner will have three attempts to pass the assessment.
  • Only when the MCQ assessment has been passed, the learner can continue with the next module.

Course Certificate

The course will be awarded with an EFORT certificate after successful completion of all modules.

Course Chair
Prof. Aare MÄRTSON
University of Tartu, Department of Traumatology and Orthopedics | Tartu, Estonia.

Course Faculty
Prof. Bernd GRIMM
Luxembourg Institute of Health | Luxemburg.

Prof. Philippe HERNIGOU
Hôpital Henri-Mondor, Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique | Créteil | France.

Prof. Sulev KOKS
University of Tartu, Department of Traumatology and Orthopedics | Tartu, Estonia.

Prof. Helgi KOLK
University of Tartu, Department of Traumatology and Orthopedics | Tartu, Estonia.

University of Bristol, Musculoskeletal Research Unit | Bristol, United Kingdom.

Dr. Eduardo ORTIZ-CRUZ
Chief Orthopedic Oncology Surgeon Section, Hospital Universitario La Paz | Madrid, Spain.

The EFORT Basic Research and Science Online Course – Module 1: Study Design & Biomechanics, Engineering Biomaterials as well as Module 2: Fundamentals and General Orthopaedic Science made available on EFORT e-Science and organized by European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT), is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists.

The credits for the users of each module will be 1 European CME credit (ECMEC®) for every hour of use, provided that the users have completed a module and have passed the relevant assessment. Each course module contains approximately 2 hours of learning.

Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Only those e-learning materials that are displayed on the UEMS EACCME website have formally been accredited.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at .

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