Skull Base Surgery
Type of Program
|Type Of Program :||Non Degree Programs|
Academic Level for Non Degree programs
|Academic Level :||Training Program|
|If Other,Please Write Full Name :||Fellowship|
Form A: Program Suggestion PrerequisitesBasic Information
|Full Name of Major :||Skull Base Surgery|
|Name of School/Research Center/Hospital :||School of Medicine|
|If Other, please specify: :||Department of Neurosurgery|
|Program Description :||Treating skull base disorders, including deformities, congenital disorders, tumors and vascular lesions requires skills, expertise, and experience. Lesions of the skull base present a unique challenge to neurosurgeons. Special training is required to perform intricate surgery in the small recesses of the brain. Most skull base neurosurgical approaches require dexterity with surgical instrumentations, specifically bone removal instruments, through restricted corridors that contain vital structures. This aspect of surgery demands that surgeons be proficient not only with the tools but also with the complex anatomy to be negotiated. The development of a sense of the anatomic relationships between neural and vascular structures encased by bone is critical and requires practice.
Tehran University of medical sciences is prepared for training neurosurgeons in this course. This course aims to introduce proper treatment and prevent the consequences of high expenditures imposed on healthcare system by taking advantage of the latest findings in the world.
|Program Duration :||3 months|
|Full Name :||Dr. Kourosh Karimi|
|Position :||Assistant professor of Neurosergery|
|Affiliation :||Department of Neurosurgery|
Form B: Complementary InformationAdditional Information
|Name of Department :||Neurosurgery|
|Program Curriculum :||http://gsia.tums.ac.ir/images/UserFiles/44557/Forms/1156/Non-degree_skull_base_course_for_website.pdf|
|Program Objectives :||At the end of this three month the participants could expect to be involved in main operations like:
• Transsphenoidal resection of tumour/cyst
• Expanded endonasal approach (meningioma/chordoma/etc)
• Vestibular schwannoma
• Anterior circulation aneurysm clipping
• Skull base meningioma/tumour
• Microvascular decompression
• Foramen magnum decompression
|Method(s) of Instruction :||During this course, various methods and techniques will be used:
- Bedside teaching in the Neurosurgery ward.
- Observant/Assistant/Independent in Surgery
- Post operation Care in recovery
- Various intra- and intersectoral, hospital, interdisciplinary and inter-university conferences as well as seminars
- Other training methods and techniques according to the requirements and objectives
|Program Instructor(s) :||All academic staff in Neurosurgery department in Shariati, Imama Khomeini and Sina Hospitals|
|Attach CV of Instructor(s) :|
|Tuition Fee :||1000$ (for 3 months) (scholarship can be offered to specific applicants depending on their qualifications)|
|Who Can Attend? :||- Holding an MD degree or MBBS.
- Having and approved specialty in Neurosurgery.
|Eligibility :||The eligible candidate have successfully completed, an approved Neurosurgery residency program.
Proficient in the English or Persian languages.