• UAB Graduate Diploma
  • Code: 3781/6
  • 6th edition
  • Modality: Onsite
  • Credits: 30 ECTS
  • Start date: 22/05/2023
  • Finish date: 22/09/2023
  • Places: 9
  • Orientation: Professional
  • Price: 3300 €
  • Teaching language: Spanish (60%), English (40%)
  • Location: Hospital de San Pau. P Claret 167, 08025 Barcelona. Unitat Docent de San Pau UAB
Hand surgery is a sub-specialisation of orthopedic surgery and traumatology. Day-to-day practice involves specific theoretical and practical knowledge of the upper limb, as well as knowledge and skills in anatomy, surgical access routes, osteosynthesis, arthoscopy, cutaneous surfaces and microsurgery.

Learning is acquired through many years of studying other centres and specific courses in areas such as arthroscopy, osteosynthesis and microsurgery etc. To help students acquire this knowledge, both theoretical and practical, in an orderly manner, we offer this diploma course in wrist and hand surgery.

The subspecialisation in hand surgery will allow students to acquire basic but essential knowledge to carry out the most usual techniques, and a level of theory to present for the (European Board of Hand Surgery Diploma examination) of the (Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand-FESSH).

Career opportunities

Students with specialised training in the national health system for Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology or other surgical specialisations, for Spanish doctors, or for doctors who can accredit specialisation in a different country, this diploma will give students sufficient theoretical and practical knowledge to be able to practice the sub-specialisation of surgery of the shoulder and elbow.


UAB masters and graduate diplomas may include or facilitate external academic internships in companies or institutions in order to help the student to achieve a level of expertise that facilitates the insertion or promotion in the workplace.

For this study programme non-curricular (optional) internships are possible:

  • Non-curricular
    As a UAB student, you have access to the University occupation portal, the Occupability Service, through which you can participate in selection processes for non-curricular practices as well as getting a contract. In both cases, you need to sign up to the Nexus application.

Scholarships and financial aid

Chek all the information on the possibilities for grants and scholarships in the page for UAB financial aids, grants and calls.

Coordinating centres

Departamento de Cirugía

Collaborating centres

Departament de Cirurgia Ortopèdica i Traumatologia. Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau


Anna Maria Cucurella

Phone: 935868981

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