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University Expert Degree in Laser Applications in Medicine and Surgery

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University Expert Degree in Laser Applications in Medicine and Surgery
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University Expert Degree in Laser Applications in Medicine and Surgery Physical, Technological, Instrumental and Clinical Bases

Lasers and light sources, along with other complementary technologies, play a prominent role in the diagnostic and, fundamentally, therapeutic arsenal in all medical-surgical specialties. However, there is a shortage of courses specifically aimed at training physicians in the physical, technological, instrumental, clinical and healthcare bases related to the use of lasers, especially in private medicine.

The Course of Laser Applications in Medicine and Surgery: Physical, Technological, Instrumental, Clinical and Healthcare Bases from Nebrija University presents a series of contents of interest to doctors and surgeons who already have experience in the instrumental use of laser, but wish to expand their knowledge on this subject for professional development in this area.

It is a comprehensive and general training course on medical-surgical lasers that facilitates the study, research and communication of said research in this field among the different specialists

Endorsed by the Spanish Society of Medical-Surgical Laser (SELMQ)

The training program for this Expert degree responds to the training needs established by scientific and medical societies in the sector regarding the application of lasers in Medicine and Surgery. The course has the counsel and support of the Spanish Society of Medical-Surgical Laser (SELMQ).

Professors: prestigious medical specialists

The directors of the Expert Program are renowned doctors: Dr. Pedro A. Martínez-Carpio and Dr. Mario A. Trelles Salazar. With the participation of other expert professors in the different subjects.

For doctors specializing in medical and surgical specialties

Program aimed at Physicians of medical and surgical specialties (Ophthalmology, Gynecology, Urology, Pulmonology, Oncology, Spine Surgery and Traumatology, and Otorhinolaryngology, among others) .




Aimed at:

  • Physicians who use lasers and other lighting devices for medical or surgical treatments in different specialties, and who wish to study these technologies in greater depth.
  • Participants in this Expert Program must have command of the Spanish language and have an Undergraduate degree in Medicine and Surgery, Bachelor's Degree in Medicine, or an equivalent university degree (required in the admission process)

Objectives

The main objectives of the program are:

  • Broadly know about the Physics of light, the electromagnetic spectrum, the distinctive features of laser light and energy-based equipment, its application in the medical and surgical sector.
  • Know how to use lasers, light sources, and related equipment to carry out diagnoses and treatments in patients, under good practice, in the various medical and surgical specialties.
  • Know how to handle the diagnostic and therapeutic applications of lasers, light sources and related technologies in medicine and surgery, with a special focus on the field of private medicine.

Methodology

  • The degree of University Expert in Laser Applications in Medicine and Surgery consists of seven subjects that are taught through online theoretical content on the Virtual Campus and a series of online synchronous sessions corresponding to each subject.
  • Each subject is coordinated by a tutor, who is responsible for setting the learning pathways and providing students, through the Virtual Campus, with all the necessary material to take the subject.
  • Monitoring of the teaching content by the student: in order obtain the corresponding degree, it will be necessary to follow the contents taught and pass the multiple-choice online test at the end of each subject and, in addition, the students must also pass the Final Test in which all subjects of the Expert program are evaluated.

Competences

At the end of the Expert Program, the student will have acquired the knowledge and competences to:

  • 1. Have acquired the competence to calculate and apply the dosimetric parameters of the laser's clinical application with efficacy and safety, in accordance with the recommended protocols based on clinical practice guidelines supported by scientific evidence.
  • 2. Train to know the interaction of the laser in biological tissues, taking into account the protocolized safety and efficacy ranges.
  • 3. Learn about laser applications in various medical-surgical specialties: Ophthalmology, Gynecology, Urology, Pulmonology, Oncology, Spinal Surgery and Traumatology, and Otorhinolaryngology, among others.
  • 4. Have acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to critically evaluate and analyze the technical and clinical documentation provided by the industry on the different equipment marketed in this field.
  • 5. Have assimilated the knowledge and skills necessary to advise the industry on technical and clinical aspects related to lasers, light sources and other energy-based devices.
  • 6. Possess the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate and communicate clinical results obtained in patients (design of clinical trials, writing of texts and specialized scientific publications).
  • 7. Know how to apply the knowledge and business skills necessary to direct and manage private clinics equipped with lasers and other energy-based devices.
  • 8. Raise awareness to bear in mind at all times the ethical and deontological aspects in the doctor-patient relationship, generally in private healthcare.
  • 9. Apply at all times the protection and safety regulations stipulated in the use of lasers, to protect patients and professionals at the same time.

Course Program

Expert Degree Program 20 ECTS credits

  • 1. Asistencia e investigación en láser médico-quirúrgicoAssistance and research in medical-surgical laser | 6 ECTS
    • 1.1.-Medical-surgical lasers as an emerging discipline: scientific societies and specialized publications.
    • 1.2.-Research and communication of medical-surgical laser research and new medical technologies.
    • 1.3. Safety standards in the use of lighting systems and lasers: European classification of lasers according to the risks.
    • 1.4. Ethical, deontological and legal aspects related to medical-surgical laser care practice.
    • 1.5.-Direction, management and marketing of medical and medical-aesthetic centers in private medicine
  • Physics of light and the electromagnetic spectrum: distinctive features of laser light. Energy-based equipment | 1 ECTS
    • 2.1- General information about the physics of light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum. The particular case of laser light.
    • 2.2.- Radiofrequency (RF) and ultrasound (US) and microwaves (MW): physical aspects of medical interest.
  • 3. Structure and engineering of laser equipment | 3 ECTS
    • 3.1.- Physics, structure and engineering of laser equipment
    • 3.2.- Classification and types of lasers according to the active medium and the emission spectrum.
    • 3.3.- Laser prototypes for medical use and complementary devices.
  • 4. Dosimetric parameters for clinical application | 2 ECTS
    • 4. Dosimetric parameters for clinical application.
  • 5. Interaction of lasers with biological tissues | 2 ECTS
    • 5. Interaction of lasers with biological tissues.
  • 6. Laser applications in medical-surgical specialties | 3 ECTS
    • 6.1.- Laser applications in medical-surgical specialties (I)
    • 6.2.-Laser applications in medical-surgical specialties (II)
  • 7. Laser applications in Dermal Aesthetics | 3 ECTS
    • 7.1.- Laser applications in Dermal Aesthetics (I)
    • 7.2. Laser applications in Dermal Aesthetics (II)

Note: Credit recognition and transfer system

- For students who have passed this Expert in Lasers course and wish to enroll in the Master's specialization in medical-surgical lasers and related technologies for dermal aesthetic uses, the 20 theoretical ECTS credits corresponding to the first year of the Master's degree will be validated, given that the theoretical chapters of this Expert Course and the online sessions correspond and coincide with those of the first year of the Master’s degree.

Professors and Directors

Dr. Mario A. Trelles Salazar Dr. Mario A. Trelles (MD, PhD) Professor and Director
Dr. Pedro A. Martínez-Carpio Dr. Pedro A. Martínez-Carpio (MD, PhD) Professor and Director

Employability

There are a number of medical and surgical specialties in which lasers have an important application (Ophthalmology, Gynecology, Urology, Pulmonology, Oncology, Spinal Surgery and Traumatology, and Otorhinolaryngology, among many others).

Various treatments with the application of laser technology are carried out exclusively in private medical practices and are not covered by public medicine. This has generated an important medical-health sector with an industrial component of equipment, pharmaceutical industry and services, with great economic value. Many medical professionals have oriented their professional activity in this sector.