We were delighted to host the very first edition of the bAsic Brain Course organized by the Besta NeuroSim center in Milano (IT) and the SWISS Foundation for Innovation and Training in Surgery (SFITS) in Geneva (CH).
The basics of neurosurgery are taught by combining face-to-face lectures with experiential learning: interactive training modules based on case-studies, demos, techniques presentations, group discussions, simulation exercises, haptic-feedback computerized neurosurgical operations, role-plays, debriefs and self-report evaluation.
Basic surgical techniques are taught during the theoretical courses. Participants have the opportunity to exercise these techniques on simulators as well as on anatomical specimens.
Non-technical skills are also improved, especially when performing the modules on ethics, communication, resilience, empathy, and stress management.