Our Program

To date, OTC South Pacific has focused heavily on delivering high quality educational programs.

OTC South Pacific chapter include four types of 2 day “Advanced Fracture Management” cadaveric courses for advanced registrars, focusing on complex fractures of the knee; pelvic/acetabulum; upper limb fracture management and foot & ankle fractures respectively. These courses are dynamic, with a mixture of lectures, case discussions and workshops and a low student to instructor ratio of 4:1.

We now have three courses covering Upper Limb, Lower Limb & Hip Dissection for Pre-Set, SET 1-2 registrars. These have proved highly popular and successful, resulting in plans to run these on an alternating regular basis in future.

Due to the success and exceptional demand for the Masters Pelvis & Acetabular Course in 2014 & 2015, OTC South Pacific developed and ran a new Masters Hip course in April 2016. These courses are targetted to SET 5 & consultants and involve X Ray and fracture fixation techniques. For more information on future courses, refer to our Courses page.

Since 2010 OTC South Pacific has been involved in the development of educational videos linked to our Courses. We now provide access to recordings of formal lectures for all delegates of 2-day courses as part of the registration fee.

Courses Available

Name Target Audience Last Run
Upper Limb Dissection Course Pre Set, SET 1-2 November 2014
Lower Limb Dissection Course Pre Set, SET 1-2 November 2015
Hip Dissection Course Pre Set, SET 1-2 April 2016
Advanced Pelvis & Acetabular Course SET 4+ February 2013
Advanced Knee Course SET 3-5+ May 2014
Advanced Upper Limb Course SET 2-4+ August 2015
Advanced Foot & Ankle Course SET 2-4+ August 2014
Masters Hip & Pelvis Fracture Fixation Course - X Ray included SET 5 & Consultants April 2016
Masters Pelvic & Acetabular Course - X Ray included SET 5 & Consultants March 2015

Certified Program Pathways

Attendees progress through the courses based on their SET level. Commencing with the basic dissection courses, attendees then progress to more advanced courses as they become more experienced and in line with their SET level. Courses are generally held every second year. Attendees will be eligible to attend at least one course every year enabling them to progress through each course & complete the program.

Example of a Certified Program Pathway: Pre-Set, SET 1 & SET 2

  • Upper Limb Dissection Course – scheduled on alternate years 2014 & 2016
  • Lower Limb Dissection Course – scheduled on alternate years 2015 & 2017

Year 1

Upper Limb Cadaveric Dissection

Year 2

Lower Limb Cadaveric Dissection

Year 3

Advanced Fracture Management Foot and Ankle Course and/or Upper Limb Course

Year 4

Advanced Fracture Management Knee Course or Pelvis & Acetabular Course

Year 5

Masters Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Fixation Course

Sample certified pathway of a Pre-Set, SET 1-2 trainee

Example of a Certified Program Pathway: SET 3-4

  • Advanced Fracture Management Upper Limb Course – scheduled on alternate years 2015 & 2017
  • Advanced Fracture Management Foot & Ankle Course – scheduled on alternate years 2014 & 2016
  • Advanced Fracture Management Knee Course – scheduled on tri-annual basis  2014 & 2017

Year 1

Advanced Fracture Management Foot and Ankle Course

Year 2

Advanced Fracture Management Upper Limb Course

Year 3

Advanced Fracture Management Knee Course

Year 4

Advanced Fracture Management Pelvis and Acetabular Course

Year 5

Masters Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Fixation Course

Sample certified pathway of a SET 3-4 trainee
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