Online Course
Introduction to Burns
Enhance your understanding of the causes and classifications of burn injuries

1-1.5 hours

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Carin Hunter
Course instructor

Carin is a physiotherapist with a passion for learning and passing on her knowledge.

SRSHS
Course instructor

SRSHS is a USAID-funded project aiming to improve and increase access to rehabilitation services in Ukraine and Tajikistan

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Introduction

A burn is an injury to the skin or other organic tissue primarily caused by exposure to heat or other causative agents (radiation, electricity, chemicals). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), burns are a global public health problem, accounting for an estimated 180,000 deaths annually. Burn injuries are among the leading causes of disability in low and middle-income countries. Burn injuries not only affect the skin. They can also affect tissue, organ and system networks and have significant psychological effects. This course will take you through the different types of burn injuries and explore how to classify burns by size and depth.

Aims

This course aims to give an overview of burn types and their classification.

Outline

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

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

Practicalities

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 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 - 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 1.2 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:

  • discuss the key features of the six main types of burns
  • describe how to classify burns by depth and size and Jackson's Burn Wound Model

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Carin Hunter: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.

Accessibility

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

Featured reviews
Excellent course! It is a must-do as an intro to burns. It is simple and understandable.
Lee'Ash Chuntharpursat
Physiotherapist
South Africa