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. In 2018 a new interactive Polytrauma Course was launched, targetted mainly Set 2-5 registrars, covering pre-hospital management, resuscitation, initial management, interventional radiology; pelvic binders; external fixation and management strategies for open fractures of the poly-traumatised patient..
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 and August 2019. 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.
|Name||Target Audience||Last Run|
|Polytrauma Course||Set 2-5||April 2018|
|Upper Limb Dissection Course||Pre Set, SET 1-2||November 2018|
|Lower Limb Dissection Course||Pre Set, SET 1-2||November 2017|
|Hip Dissection Course||Pre Set, SET 1-2||August 2019|
|Advanced Pelvis & Acetabular Course||SET 4+||February 2013|
|Advanced Knee Course||SET 3-5+||March 2017|
|Advanced Upper Limb Course||SET 2-4+||March 2019|
|Advanced Foot & Ankle Course||SET 2-4+||August 2018|
|Masters Hip & Pelvis Fracture Fixation Course - X Ray included||SET 5 & Consultants||August 2019|
|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
- Lower Limb Dissection Course – scheduled on alternate years
Example of a Certified Program Pathway: SET 3-4
- Advanced Fracture Management Upper Limb Course – scheduled on alternate years
- Advanced Fracture Management Foot & Ankle Course – scheduled on alternate years
- Advanced Fracture Management Knee Course – scheduled on tri-annual basis