Temporal Bone Dissection Online Course

Aimed at ENT surgeons, trainees, otolaryngology nurse groups and those from hearing implant companies, the University of Melbourne's unique eLearning package gives students access to a solid foundation of practical knowledge.

It comprises three courses: an online course (10-15 hours), a virtual reality temporal bone surgery simulator course (2-3 hours) and an artificial bones simulator course (optional).

Temporal bone
Temporal Bone

Enhancing theoretical learning through the two simulator add-on units enables step-by-step progress from 2D illustrations to a virtual dissection of the temporal bone to finally allowing students to physically dissect artificial temporal bones.

"Our course is different to what is currently out there," Dr Jean-Marc Gérard, Course co-Director, said.

"Nobody has packaged this information in such an accessible way before, where the student can gradually deepen their practice," he said.

Students have the flexibility to study this CPD-approved course in their own time and location, from any iOS, Android or Windows device.

They will complete the virtual reality component at The University of Melbourne, at a time of their choosing.

A collaboration between Melbourne Medical School's Mobile Learning Unit and the Department of Medicine, the course will be available in October.

Dr Jean-Marc Gérard is an ENT consultant at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and an Honorary Associate Professor with the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Melbourne.

He and Course co-Director Professor Stephen O'Leary are recognised internationally for their work in the area of cochlear implantation.

For more information on the Temporal Bone Dissection Course contact Jean-marc.gerard@unimelb.edu.au.

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