Online Course
Introduction to Concussion
Review the fundamentals of understanding concussion

0.5-1 hour





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Megyn Robertson
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Megyn Robertson is a physiotherapy clinician with a special interest in Concussion

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Concussion is a clinical diagnosis. It cannot be seen on an MRI or CT scan. It has been described as a metabolic, physiological, and microstructural injury to the brain. Concussion results in a complex variety of physical, cognitive, visual, emotional, and sleep-related disturbances. In order for us to assess and treat concussion, we need to understand the mechanism of injury, and what happens to the brain at a macroscopic and microscopic level. This course provides a basic introduction to concussion looking at the cause of concussion, the neuropathology of concussion and the neurometabolic cascade that occurs after a concussion injury.


This short course aims to understand the symptomatology of concussion and the mechanism of injury. It will also discuss the neurometabolic cascade and neuropathology of concussion.


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 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 0.5-1 hour 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 0.7 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:

  • select up to 6 symptoms of concussion
  • discuss up to 6 features of the mechanism of injury of concussion
  • discuss the neuropathology of concussion injuries with regards to brain structure and imaging
  • compare the diagnosis of Second Impact Syndrome and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
  • explain up to 6 characteristics of the neurometabolic cascade that occurs as a result of a concussion injury

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


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

Featured reviews
Interesting course and very educational!
Yolandie Van Niekerk
South Africa
As a 2nd year Physio student, I found this course to be a perfect insight into concussions. A brief look into MOI and the pathophysiology of concussions was covered brilliantly.
Tasha Ainsworth
South Africa