Spine Principles

If you're applying for a role supporting or selling Spinal implants or equipment, you need to understand the key customers, the anatomy and the common procedures.

Although this course is no replacement for a comprehensive Spine training course offered by a Medical company, it will help you with the key terms required to understand Spinal Surgery.

The main goal with this course is to obtain a wide vocabulary based on Spinal terminology. This is crucial so graduates will be able to first, communicate intelligently with hiring managers to help secure a position within Spine sales or support. Secondly, graduates of this course will form a strong, solid foundation, which will enable them to integrate and contribute at a faster pace once out in the field.
Understand the language and key concepts of Spinal Surgery.

What's included?

12 Modules covering all you need to know to get started in the world of Spine sales and clinical support.


Who are the key stakeholders when selling or supporting the use of products in a Spinal specialty?

Principles of Healing

The principles of healing as they pertain to Spinal surgery. In particular, we focus on both fusion and fixation as well as non-fusion.  

Anatomy & Pathology

Understanding the anatomy of the spine is critical to understanding how the spine works, what the sources of back pain are, and how spinal degeneration, trauma and deformity are clinically treated


Discussion of Intra-operative Neuro-monitoring, Navigation and Robotic surgery and how these technologies support the clinical application and use of spinal implants.

Common Surgical Procedures

Explore the main objectives of spinal surgery and the most commonly performed instrumented spinal procedures.

Implant Materials & Screw Design

The material used in the development of spinal implants has a significant effect on how the implant works within the body. 
Meet the instructor

Casey Duggan

Casey Duggan entered the Medical Sales Industry in 2003 after initially training as an Osteopath.
In her 17 year career Casey has worked in multiple roles across Sales, Marketing, Clinical Support, Education and Account Management predominantly in the Spine specialty.
Casey Duggan - Course author