5.1. Obstetric trauma. Tears. Prevention and treatment.
5.2. Perineal tears. Perineoplasty.
5.3. Approach to treating gynecological disorders associated to prolapse: myomas, adnexal masses, desire to preserve fertility.
5.4. Urethral pathology and its surgery (urethral stenosis, urethral diverticula...).
5.5. Chronic pelvic pain syndrome/Interstitial cystitis.
5.6. Pudendal nerve entrapment surgery: decompression of the pudendal nerve.
5.7. Coloproctological-caused pelvic pain.
5.8. Other causes of pelvic pain: iatrogenic, fibromyalgia.
5.9. Urinary infections.
5.10. Pelvic floor dysfunction following cancer treatment. Lower anterior resection syndrome.
5.11. Vesicovaginal fistulas: diagnosis and treatment.
5.12. Rectovaginal and rectourethral fistulas: diagnosis and treatment.
5.13. Pre- and postsurgical sexual dysfunction.
5.14. Vaginal laxity syndrome.
5.15. Adult malformations. Diagnosis, classification, and treatment. Gender dysphoria. Intersexuality. Reconstructive surgical techniques: vaginoplasty, intersex people, birth defects.
5.16. Multidisciplinary-multicompartmental disorders.
5.17. Fecal incontinence.
5.18. Pelvic floor physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Scientific evidence of techniques and treatments (conservative and post-operative).
A multiple-choice examination is given for each of the course's contents. Each exam may be taken from the moment the course finishes until the master's program does also. The exam grade (not its correct or incorrect answers) is automatically generated upon its completion, and the correct answers are announced when the program finishes. To pass the course, students must answer at least 50% of the questions correctly. Exams for unpassed courses may be retaken at program end.
The course is comprised of two parts:
1. ONLINE: This portion is completed by accessing the online web platform of the Miguel Hernández University of Elche. The course structure uses online tutored teaching methods for which online resources are made available, including PDF, narrated PowerPoints, video demonstrations of techniques (video library), conferences, expert opinions, and discussion forums of the various topics being addressed.
2. CLASSROOM: Here, students perform various surgical techniques using both abdominal laparoscopic and perineal approaches on Thiel cadavers, which permit maintaining the color, texture, plasticity, and flexibility of a fresh cadaver. Three students (1 gynecologist, 1 urologist, and 1 surgeon) work on each cadaver in a multidisciplinary manner. Faculty from each specialty oversee the work done on each cadaver. The classroom portion begins when the online portion finishes.
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