Presentation and objectivesFunctional and stereotactic neurosurgery is a rapidly growing field. Emerged in the 1940s as a neurosurgical subspecialty that sought a less invasive approach to the treatment of certain neurological diseases, its influence has been decisive for the conceptual and technological development of modern neurosurgery (frameless surgery, navigation, image-guided surgery , robotics) and other related specialties in the field of neurosciences (neurology, clinical neurophysiology).
Functional and stereotactic neurosurgery requires specialists who fully understand the pathophysiological and neurochemical bases of neurological diseases; who have extensive knowledge of neuroanatomy, cell biology (vectors, stem cell implantation), bioengineering (devices) or nanomedicine (nanoparticles); and that they have the necessary technical skills in stereotactic, image-guided and robotic surgery.
The Master in Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery has been designed to complement the training received in this field during the neurosurgery, neurology and neurophysiology residency.
The master's objectives are:Acquire advanced and specialized knowledge and skills to achieve professional competence in this subspecialty, including:Surgery for movement disorders
Surgery for pain and spasticity
Stereotactic neurosurgery and radiosurgery.
Develop the skills required for effective work in interdisciplinary teams involved in the practice of functional neurosurgery.
To provide successful models of translational research in the function of the central nervous system, as well as to provide the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to become a productive specialist-scientist, including the search for funding, that develops new neuromodulatory and / or surgical surgical therapies. stereotactic. It will be directed, as mentioned above, to specialists in neurology, neurosurgery and neurophysiology, including specialists in training in their last year of residence, provided that the period of said training ends before the completion of the Master's degree.Access RequirementsGraduates in Medicine and specialists in any of the following specialties: neurosurgery, neurophysiology and neurology.
Likewise, medical graduates / graduates who are in the last year of specialized training in the aforementioned specialties may have access, provided that the period of said training ends before the completion of the Master's degree.Academic program60 ECTS, distributed in the following modules:Module 1 - Epilepsy Surgery (6 ECTS)
Module 2 - Stereotaxy and radiosurgery (6 ECTS)
Module 3 - Movement disorders (6 ECTS)
Module 4 - Pain and Spasticity (6 ECTS)
Module 5 - Psychosurgery (6 ECTS)
Module 6 - Research and technique in functional neurosurgery (30 ECTS)
Final Master's Thesis (12 ECTS).