Accepting applications for the next course running Spring 2020
Surgical Design and Simulation (SDS) is an expanding field, with applications in numerous stages of surgical planning and of patient treatment. Currently, there are limited resources available to clinicians and professionals interested in learning about the technical workflow required to apply digital technologies to treatment planning. The lack of structured information makes it challenging to learn the important information required to implement digital technologies.
The Introduction to Surgical Design and Simulation course was developed to prepare individuals who want to initiate an understanding of the digital environment. This course will provide individuals with a broad overview of the SDS field and the technical workflow.
- Advanced Digital Technologies: History leading to where we are today
- An Overview of the Surgical Design and Simulation Workflow
- Fundamentals of Medical Imaging in Surgical Design and Simulation
- Working with Medical CT Data
- Surgical Design and Simulation for Guided Surgery
- Overview of Additive Manufacturing
- The Digital Domain: A Journey Begun. Impact on the future of Head and Neck Reconstruction and Rehabilitation
Guest Lecturers Include
- Dr. Gerald Grant , DMD, MS Professor of Prosthodontics, University of Louisville, School of Dentistry
- Dr. Daniel Alto, Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Research Scientist (iRSM),
- Dr. John Wolfaardt, Co-Founder and Past Staff Member, Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM), Alberta Health Services/Covenant Health/University of Alberta
- Andrew Grosvenor, Osseointegration Technologist - Surgical Design, Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM), Alberta Health Services/Covenant Health/University of Alberta
- Heather Logan, Surgical Design Simulationist, Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM), Adjunct Assistant Professor Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta
Course Times and Location
The SDS course is delivered using a distance format via e‐class (The University ofAlberta’s online learning platform). The course consists of seven (7) modules to be completed within six (6) weeks. All content is delivered asynchronously meaning there is no requirement to be online at a specific class date and time. Students can complete the learning activities in a place and time of their choosing.
Content is accessible twenty four (24) hours-a-day from any location with an internet connection. Each module may consists of online lectures, video presentations and knowledge checks.
The development of this online course is a collaboration between the University of Alberta's Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM) which is an internationally recognized clinical and research institute focused on medical reconstructive sciences. Established in 1993, iRSM is a joint initiative of the University of Alberta, Covenant Health and Alberta Health Services, based at the Misericordia Community Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta.