Certificate Programs

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

– Be familiar with endoscopic devices used for advanced endourological procedures.

– Perform advanced endourological procedures

– Perform metabolic evaluatin of stone disease

– Perform ESWL

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

– Familiarize themself with the techniques and equipment necessary for advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery

– Understand the technique for a total laparoscopic hysterectomy, as well as a laparoscopic radical hysterectomy

– Recognize the technique for a laparoscopic and hysteroscopic myomectomy

– Understand the indications and technique for reconstructive pelvic surgery

– Become familiar with the application of laparoscopic cystectomy for endometriomas and dermoid cysts

– Gain insight into growing use of robotics in laparoscopy

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

-Improve his/her arthroscopic basic motor skills; including triangulation and 3-dimensional coordination

-Improve his/her arthroscopic anatomy knowledge

-Perform a standard diagnostic knee arthroscopy

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

– Do the diagnostic work-up of infertile couple

– Manage the endocrinologic disturbances of the female

– Evaluate the male partner in terms of semen parameters

– Compare and evaluate non-surgical and surgical treatments used to manage infertility

– Familiarize with induction of ovulation, intrauterine insemination, IVF in clinic and laboratory

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

-Have detailed theoretical information about “bandaging” procedure

-Manage “bandaging” as a first aid procedure

-Manage “bandaging” as a type of conservative treatment

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

– Define phacoemulsification techniques, indications and contraindications for multifocal IOL implantation

– Use advanced IOL power measurement tools such as IOL Master and define IOL power calculation formüle

– Evaluate the patient for refractive surgery

– Define excimer laser refractive surgery techniques including conventional and custom LASIK (wavefront/topography guided and Q mode), femto LASIK, PRK, LASEK, epiLASIK

– Define presbyopia correction surgery including Intracor and CK

– Define intraocular refractive surgery procedures including RLE and pIOL implantation

– Evaluate computerized corneal topography

– Define surgical keratoconus treatment modalities including corneal collagen cross-linking and intrastromal ring segments

– Define indications, surgical techniques and complications of corneal transplantation surgery

– Perform PTK

Fellows are expected to develop an integrated and critical understanding of:

-The molecular basis of inherited disease and the molecular diagnostic methods which are used to identify the causative mutations in patients or carriers in order to provide suitable genetic information and prenatal diagnosis where appropriate;

-Chromosomal disorders and the cytogenetic and molecular cytogenetic diagnostic methods which are used to characterize the underlying chromosomal abnormality for the purposes of providing counselling and prenatal diagnosis where appropriate;

-The principles and practice of population screening programmes for ascertaining carrier status of inherited disease, identifying at-risk individuals prenatally or following birth, and for prenatal identification of pregnancies at risk of chromosomal disorders or congenital defects;

-The principles and practice of non-directive genetic counselling relating to reproductive choices, presymptomatic, diagnostic, carrier and prenatal testing for families affected by genetic disorders;

-The ethical issues which are an inherent part of Medical Genetics

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

– Understand the ISO 15189 quality management system,

– Write an SOP for any defined process,

– Understand sample acceptance and rejection criterias,

– Perform method validation protocols and evaluate the results,

– Follow both internal and external quality control procedures,

– Understand the pre-analytical factors of test results,

– Understand validation of reports,

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

– Learn the basics of high level and complex arthroscopic procedures

– Perform high level arthroscopic procedures ranging from ACL reconstruction to shoulder instability procedures

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

-Acquire the knowledge necessary to define and identify the patient for transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy

-Contemporary management of stone disease

-Sperm retrieval techniques

-Learn the urodynamic principals

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

– Acquire the knowledge necessary to define and identify the patient for ESS

– Make thorough evaluations of CT scans pertinent to ESS

– Understand the algorithmic access to frontal sinüs

– Understand the total spheoethmoidectomies

– Observe the use of powered instrumentation and its advantages in ESS

– Observe and understand the use of radiofrequency and powered instrumentation in inferior turbinates

– Utilize basic rhinological data to build up his own research

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

-Differentiate types of incontinence

-Acquire medical therapy options of overactive bladder

-Perform and interpret urodynamics

-Perform surgery for stress incontinence

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

-Know basic gamma camera principles and detector types

-Capture issues related to Tc-99m generator and cold kits

-Have an experience on radiopharmaceutical labeling and radiation protection

-Observe various gamma camera acqusitions and various applications

-See sample reports and clinical situations

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

– Describe and discuss the pathophysiology and screening of gynecologic cancers

– Identify risk factors and the epidemiology of gynecologic cancers

– Familarize yourself with the techniques and equipment necessary for advanced surgical procedures

– Understand the role of optimal cytoreductive surgery, diaphragmatic stripping, pelvic and paraortic lymphadenectomies

– Recognize the technique for a laparoscopic radical hysterectomy and lymphadenectomy for gynecologic cancer

– Gain insight into growing use of robotics in gynecologic cancer surgery

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

-Discusss various concepts related to quality management system and

their application in place of work,

– Understand the process of accreditation of health care organizations

– Define standards of health care

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

-Perform injection to any joint amenable

-Have detailed theoretical knowledge about the types of materials used

-Have detailed theoretical knowledge about the indications

-Have detailed knowledge about handling the complications

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

– Evaluate infertile male

– Interpret spermiogram and hormonal work-up of the male

– Understand the epidemiology of male infertility

– Perform microscopic testicular sperm extraction

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

– Acquire the knowledge required to use microsurgical techniques

– Make thorough evaluations of neuroradiological findings of pathologicies

– Understand the minimally invasive access to pathologicies

– Understand the surgical techniques of microneurosurgery

– Observation and assistance of subfrontal approach

– Observation and assistance of pterional approach

– Observation and assistance of sylvian dissection

– Observation and assistance of posterior fossa mid-line approach

– Observation and assistance of PCA dissection

– Observation and assistance of transcortical approach

– Observation and assistance of interhemispheric approach

– Observation and assistance of spinal intradural tumors

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

– Acquire the knowledge necessary to define and identify the patient for a possible spasticity surgery

– Make through evaluations of radiological studies pertinent to spasticity

– Understand the algorithmic evaluation of a patient with spasticity

– Understand the surgical approaches done during spasticity treatment

– Observe the motion analysis evaluation

– Observe and understand the use of Botulinum toxine

– Utilize basic rehabilitation steps

By the end of this course the candidate will be able to:

– Perform all basic brain MRI sequences with 1.5T

– Perform and interpret advanced brain MRI examinations with 1.5T and understand the mechanisms of advanced MRI sequences

-Distinguish the indications and limitations of all basic and advanced MRI Sequences

-Identify detailed neuroanatomy on MRI

-Explain the neuroradiological findings for stroke, tumors, trauma, infectious and degenerative diseases and supply a differential diagnosis for the above pathologies

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

– Refresh his theoretical knowledge

– Learn new developments in diagnostic and treatment options in otolaryngology

– Become familiar with new surgical techniques

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

-Analyze factors that show an impact on quality of care

-Realizing error and almost error situations

-Risk management

-Error Reporting

-The Role of the Patient in Safety, Quality & Error Reduction

-A Vision for the Future

Fellows will be able to observe and understand the subjects listed below:

– Surgical anotomy and seguantial segmentel analysis of the heart

– Basic pathophysiological properties of congenital heart defects

– Cardiopulmonary bypass, hypotermia and circulatory arrest in children

– Myocardial management during cardiac surgery in children and differences from adult hearts

– Anesthesia for pediatric cardiac surgery

– General knowledge of common and complex heart deffects

– Special operations:(live and video presentations:arterial switch, Ross, Conduit implantation, Fontan, Double switch, ALCAPA repair, Damus-Kaye-Stansel operation, AVSD repair, TAPVD repair)

– Causes and outcomes of reoperations in congenital heart surgery

– Mechanical asist (ECLS) for children

– Pediatric cardiac surgical intensive care: Basic principles

– Difficult situations and decisions in ICU

– Interventional procedures ( ASD closure, VSD closure, PDA closure, Coil embolization, Angioplasty and stenting, electrophysology, hybrid procedures

– Endovascular procedures/Transcatheter transapical valve replacement (Adults& Pediatrics)

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

-Describe and discuss the genetic inheritance and genetic syndromes affecting the embryo

-Decide among the options in preimplantation genetic diagnosis

-Familiarize with polar body biopsy

-Familiarize with blastomere biopsy

-Familiarize with trophectoderm biopsy

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

– Understand the essentials of prostate cancer screening and PSA

– Perform transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy

– Select patients for active surveillance

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

– Acquire the knowledge required to define and identify the patient for Skull Base Surgery

– Make thorough evaluations of neuroradiological findings

– Understand the minimally invasive access to skull base

– Understand the surgical techniques of skull base surgery

– Observation and assistance of subfrontal approach

– Observation and assistance of transsphenoidal approach

– Observation and assistance of cavernous sinus approach

– Observation and assistance of pterional approach

– Observation and assistance of subtemporal approach

– Observation and assistance of presigmoid approach

– Observation and assistance of retrosigmoid approach

– Observation and assistance of gammaknife surgery for skullbase tumor

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

– Describe and discuss the pathophysiology of pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence

– Identify risk factors and the epidemiology of pelvic floor disorders

– Evaluate standard and new evaluation tools to assess and quantify pelvic floor disorders

– Compare and evaluate non-surgical and surgical treatments used to manage pelvic floor disorders

By the end of this course the participants should be able to do basic nerve conduction studies, have a practical approach to most common diagnosis in an EMG laboratory and have a concept of EMG analysis. Participants should be able to write a coherent clear report and accurately review EMG reports.

MAIN TOPICS

Basic Neuroanatomy of the Nervous System

Commonly used nerve conduction studies

Reflex studies

Pitfalls and artefacts of nerve conduction studies

Introduction to Electromyography and waveform analysis

Reporting

By the end of this course the participants should have a basic orientation of the peripheral nervous system, be able to perform the common nerve conduction studies under the supervision of physicians and be able to analyze the data and troubleshoot during nerve conduction studies.

MAIN TOPICS

Basic Neuroanatomy of the Nervous System

Commonly used nerve conduction studies

Factors affecting nerve conduction studies

Pitfalls and artefacts of nerve conduction studies

Reflex studies

Electromyography

By the end of this course the fellow will be able to:

– Acquire the knowledge necessary to define and identify the patient for neuroendoscopic procedure

– Understand the algorithmic treatment of hydrocephalus

– Understand the transsphenoidal approaches

– Understand the spinal use of neuroendoscopes

– Observe the use of endoscope with microsurgical assistance