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Training Programme Syllabus 

Themes and Topics

There are 5 themes, each with 4 topics covering the majority of the neurosurgery curriculum. The syllabus is delivered over a 4 year cycle.

Oncology

Neurovascular & Skull Base

Paediatrics & CSF Disorders

Spine

Programme Allocation

2019

October - Southampton 

Approaches to the Brainstem and Cerebellopontine Angle tumours

 

 

December - Oxford

Craniofacial Surgery (including craniosynostosis; encephalocele; orbital/facial/skullbase trauma and growing skull fracture)

DATE CONFIRMED as 14th February 2020

2020

11 March - Plymouth

Spinal Tumours (intra and extra dural, vertebral column)

 

15 May - Cardiff

SAH & aneurysm 

July - Bristol

Paediatric Trauma & Non-accidental injury & Medicolegal aspects of neurosurgery (Consent, legal report writing, complication avoidance) 

October - Southampton 

Intrinsic tumours 1 (glioblastoma, LGG, awake craniotomy, biopsy, day case, adjuvant therapy) 

 

December - Oxford

Meningioma 

2021

March - Plymouth

The Chiari Malformations, Syringomyelia and Spinal dysraphism

May - Cardiff

Paediatric Tumours  

July - Bristol

Epilepsy (Adult and Paediatric) 

October - Southampton 

Intrinsic Tumours 2 (Intraventricular, thalamic and insular tumours) 


December - Oxford

Pituitary & Endocrine including extended endonasal skull base approaches 

2022

March - Plymouth

Degenerative Spine

May - Cardiff

Trauma and ICU care of the adult neurosurgical patient

July - Bristol

Intrinsic tumours 3 (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, cerebellar, brainstem, and pineal region tumours) 

October - Southampton 

Vascular neurosurgery, other than aneurysms


December - Oxford

Movement Disorders & DBS 

2023

March - Plymouth

Spine Trauma


May - Cardiff

Pain, neuromodulation and spasticity (including  Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy)

July - Bristol

Adult and Paediatric Hydrocephalus