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Concussion is emerging as an exciting new field in many healthcare professions. It affects a myriad of different systems in the human body. Concussion is diagnosed clinically, based on the patient’s symptoms and findings of a comprehensive clinical assessment. In this course, Megyn Robertson will guide you through how to perform an assessment on someone who has had a concussion. You will learn about the prognostic factors for a prolonged recovery time as well as various objective measures to assess for cognitive, vestibular and somatosensory fallout.
This course aims to introduce the importance of a thorough interview in the assessment of concussion
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
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.
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 1-1.5 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 - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. 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 1 Physioplus 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:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- identify up to 5 appropriate assessment measures used in the diagnosis of concussion
- interpret assessment findings to confirm the diagnosis of concussion
- identify the important characteristics of assessment tests for symptoms of concussion
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