The news that everyone has been waiting for, thanks to a private donation, this years FREE Physiopedia course is an Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury. Starting 21 October for 4 weeks, the course aims to empower physios all over the world with knowledge to enhance their management of people with traumatic brain injury.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is defined as a non-progressive injury to the brain which occurred as a result of trauma. It occurs when an external force impacts the brain, & is most often caused by a blow, bump, jolt or penetrating wound to the head. It has been estimated that traumatic brain injury affects over 54 to 60 million people annually leading to either hospitalisation or mortality with low and medium-income countries experiencing nearly three times more cases of traumatic brain injury than high income countries. It is a complex pathology with many different clinical presentations and best practice requires skills in assessment, treatment and rehabilitation when working with individuals with acute and chronic impairment as a result of a traumatic brain injury.
The 2019 MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) aims to provide a basic theoretical understanding of the management of traumatic brain injury in order to equip physiotherapists with sufficient knowledge to manage a person following a traumatic brain injury. This includes assessing impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions, setting appropriate goals of treatment, formulating an evidence-based treatment plan, implementing treatment and evaluating its success.
Starting on 21 October and lasting for 4 weeks, it will involve around 4-6 hours of work each week (depending on your learning style). On passing the final quiz and completion of all of the required learning activities participants will receive a completion certificate as well as CPD points and any CEUs available.