Online Course
Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury
Assessment, classification and outcome measures related to TBI

4-4.5 hours





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This course explores the assessment and classification of traumatic brain injury in relation to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and reviews the range of outcome measures available to utilise in its management.


The aim of this course is to ensure a comprehensive understanding of traumatic brain injury assessment and the various outcome measures that can be used to monitor impairment as a result of traumatic brain injury.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Framework for Physiotherapy Management
  2. Neurological Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury
  3. Classification of Traumatic Brain Injury
  4. Outcome Measures for Traumatic Brain Injury
  5. Goal Setting for Traumatic Brain Injury

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 4-4.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 5.8 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • correctly identify the 3 components of ICF and how it relates to traumatic brain injury
  • explain the difference between primary and secondary brain injury with regards to the mechanism of injury
  • independently plan the physiotherapy assessment of a patient with traumatic brain injury
  • discuss the recommendations from the TBI EDGE Task Force on which outcome measures to use in each phase of treatment
  • describe the Disorder of Consciousness in terms of conscious and unconscious conditions


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
It is a very thorough overview of assessing patients with brain injuries!
Carys McGinty
United Kingdom
The intention of doing this course is because I am preparing myself for a masters in neurology (physiotherapy). So far, it has been really helpful in learning the basics.
Josette Barreto Ochoa
Excellent contents and resources that build on your knowledge, reinforce, and then expand your clinical practice
Mithun Chandra Das
This course has broadened my knowledge of TBI and access to evidence-based assessment tools
Lee-Anne Poole
South Africa
A great overview of assessment in the TBI population
Alice Norman
Highly recommended for all therapists working with acute brain injuries.
Nicole John
South Africa