Online Vocational Training course on Ergonomics for Orthopaedic Minimally Invasive Surgery





The main objective of this project was the development of the contents and the implementation of an online course to assure surgeons a worthy education and training along their professional career regarding ergonomics and usability applied to orthopaedic Minimally Invasive Surgery of hip and spine, matching product innovation with the needs of orthopaedic surgeons and the latter with their working environment. The e-learning tool resulting from the project is available online in 4 European languages (English, Spanish, Polish and German).

Train4OrthoMIS project cover the lack of training of MIS surgeons, improves the knowledge/capacities of the European professionals and provides new skills for emergent activities that these of workers should carry out in their work.

This project aimed to create, implemented and set the basis for a pan-European exploitation of a new online VET course focused on ergonomic criteria in the design of working tools and of suitable operating room environments for MIS surgeons and assistants. In addition, of course, this course is also intended for medical students interested in acquiring ergonomic and usability skills associated with MIS techniques as a formative process.

In conclusion, this project was intended to achieve the following specific objectives set by the Erasmus+ Programme:

  • To foster the provision and the assessment of key-competences related with ergonomics and usability, applied to orthopaedic Minimally Invasive Surgery of hip and spine.

  • To enhance the quality and the relevance of the learning offer and to improve the level of key competences and skills by means of a new and innovative approach that will let to orthopaedic surgeons and assistants to acquire ergonomic knowledge.

Start Date: 01-09-2014

Finish Date: 31-08-2017

Project Reference: 2014-1-ES01-KA202-004533


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