We are pleased to inform you that the 5th WORLD ONLINE MASTER COURSE: 2020 2020 PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF SCOLIOSIS CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT (Who, How, When and Why to treat) will be held under the auspices of the UEMS PRM Board. UEMS PRM Board Fellows and registered trainees benefit from 20% fee discount.
5th WORLD ONLINE MASTER COURSE: 2020 2020 PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF SCOLIOSIS CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT (Who, How, When and Why to treat)
Online distance learning
In 2016, ISICO launched an annual distance-learning course, open to participants from all over the world. The aim was to offer professionals specialist training in the Principles and Practice of Scoliosis Conservative Treatment (PPSCT), delivered by a faculty whose members are among today’s leading experts in the field worldwide. In planning the course, we drew on the decade of experience we had acquired through our residential Master course. The first four editions were a great success, and saw participants from all five continents engaged in an ongoing learning process, which is both engaging and effective.
ISICO is keen to share its extensive clinical and scientific experience with course participants, in the hope that this will result, worldwide, in increased availability of good quality conservative treatment with a high success rate. During the course the ISICO experts share their treatment protocols and treatment strategies in a practical way, through clinical cases, but participants are also given a general overview of the main treatment techniques, of demonstrated efficacy, used by the leading experts around the world.
To achieve the ability to provide good quality care, over time, to patients affected by spinal deformities, especially children and adolescent
To grasp the theoretical basis of such care
To learn the ISICO approach to patient assessment and the treatment decision process
To gain a solid basic understanding of the main current treatment techniques
To become familiar with conservative treatments, particularly SEAS (exercises) and SPoRT (braces), and when and how to prescribe them.
Qualification for the Course
Although the PPSCT course was initially designed for physicians, to address their need for a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in the diagnosis and treatment of scoliosis, its content may also be of interest to other professionals involved in the treatment of this condition. We therefore also accept applications from physiotherapists, orthotists, PhD students, and so on. All applicants must be aware that the various learning activities are based on the assumption that course participating have a medical background.
The course organizers apply a grading process whereby points are assigned on the basis of active participation in the discussion group and live sessions. There is a minimum number of points that participants must obtain in order to receive the Attendance Certificate.
Those receiving this requisite number of points are also entitled to take the Final PPSCT Examination and, if they pass it, will be awarded the PPSCT Certificate relevant to their profession.
The PPSCT course is entirely delivered online, through the dedicated Online Learning Platform. The course is organized in 12 Modules, each one lasting two weeks. Each module includes three recorded theoretical lectures (each one about 45 minutes), self-administered by the students at a time suitable to them. Each lecture recommends 2 to 3 scientific papers, to be read to complete the task. Each module includes furthermore three Discussion groups where specific topics linked to the theme of the current module are discussed to enhance the students’ participation and to improve the learning process. The students state their opinion and support it with appropriate quotations to justify their position and to uphold it with the colleagues. Each module ends with an Online Live Session held by a coordinator, presenting clinical cases selected accordingly to the module’s topics and the discussion groups. These are the only appointments which require to be connected live at a specific date/time (every two weeks for 1 hour).