Online Course: Headaches and Dizziness
Learn to differentiate between common headache types and causes of dizziness in clinical practice
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There are many different types of headaches and dizziness that are encountered in clinical practice. Some can be managed with physiotherapy whereas others require urgent referral. This course reviews the latest evidence covering common headache and dizziness presentations and highlights red flags and other signs or symptoms which warrant medical review.
This course aims to expand your knowledge on the differential diagnosis of common headache types and causes of dizziness based on the latest evidence.
This course is made up of videos, readings, and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading Activities
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 1.5-2 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 1.4 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:
- explain the difference between primary and secondary headaches
- discuss the common primary and secondary headaches in terms of the cause, presentation and diagnosis criteria
- identify ten common secondary headaches
- interpret headache and dizziness symptoms in a case presentation in order to determine if medical referral is warranted
- differentiate dizziness caused by BPPV versus cervical vertebral artery dysfunction based on the appropriate tests
Australian Physiotherapy Council
APC Accredited Continuing Professional Development
South African Society of Physiotherapy
This course was submitted for accreditation with the SASP. You can start and finish this course and download the certificate at a later stage.
South African Society of Physiotherapy: PPB007/PT001/2021/171 (3 General CEUs Level 1)
Texas Physical Therapy Association
United States - Texas
The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2312053TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 2.1 CCUs.
The Continuing Education Review Services (California)
United States - California
This course has been approved by CERS, an Approval Agency for the California Board of Physical Therapy. CERS Course Approval #:21-50623-2 for 1.5 CE hours
Course recognised by
Physioplus meets the CPD standards of the Health and Social Professions Council of Ireland (CORU). All activities completed on Physioplus are accepted and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
Physioplus courses are recognised under the recertification programme by the New Zealand Board. Courses can be included in registered Physiotherapists CPD plan and recorded as part of the required 100 hours of CPD over a three year period.
United Kingdom UK (HCPC)
Physioplus meets the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) CPD standards and all activities completed on Physioplus are accepted by the HCPC and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
United States – Montana
The State Board does not pre-approve any activities or sponsors for CE credits. Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development as Category B activities.
United States – States accepting accreditation from other States
Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Virginia
The state board of physical therapy accepts courses accredited by other States. As a result, Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development based on the Texas Physical Therapy Association accreditation - please check with your state board.
United States – States not requiring accreditation
Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Utah, Washington
The state board of physical therapy either does not require course pre-approval or does not require CEUs for re-licensure. As a result, Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development - please check with your state board.
This is a very useful course with practical knowledge and a really nice summary of different kinds of headaches.
Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
As a student I'd say Physioplus has given me an exceptional opportunity to enhance my clinical thinking skills and gain extra experience in a whole different field of study... in the comfort of my own home!
Nagüel Huguet Leon
Although this is my first course ever on this platform and I'm glad and also proud to be a part of it because I had a wonderful time studying here than I've ever done before. Thank-you so much.