Emergency Medicine
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​Division of Emergency Medicine

Teaching ​& learning​


Shor​​​t courses

Trauma C-spine X-ray inte​rpretation course

Target group: Doctors in emergency centres, trauma units or private practice that see trauma patients

Educational outcomes of the course:

  • Describe the basic anatomy of the cervical spine
  • Identify which trauma patients require C-spine X-rays
  • They will know how to interpret trauma C-spine X-rays
  • Apply the classification systems for C-spine fractures
  • Appreciate the pitfalls when interpreting trauma C-spine X-rays in the paediatric and geriatric population
  • ​Describe the indications and method for emergency closed reduction of bilateral facet dislocations


Course director: Dr H Lategan

For more information contact StellMed.