Online Course
Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury
A review of the fundamentals of TBI

3.5-4 hours





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This course will focus on developing an understanding of Traumatic Brain Injury; what it is, what causes it, how often it occurs, what you might expect to see, the impacts it has on movement and function, and what other associated conditions may occur. We need to be able to answer these questions in order to understand our role as physiotherapists in the management of traumatic brain injury.


The aim of this course is to provide knowledge of neuroanatomy and traumatic brain injury clinical presentations, and to explore both local and global prevalence of this condition.


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

  1. Brain Anatomy and Pathophysiology of Traumatic Brain Injury
  2. Epidemiology, Incidence and Global Burden of Traumatic Brain Injury
  3. Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury
  4. Associated Conditions and Medical Complications

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 3.5-4 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 3.4 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 impact of injury to the 4 major lobes of the brain
  • Describe both your local national prevalence and the global prevalence of traumatic brain injury
  • Discuss brain pathophysiology in terms of vascular autoregulation, oedema, and diffuse axonal injury
  • Discuss at least 5 medical complications following a traumatic brain injury


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

Featured reviews
As a professional in the prosthetic and orthotic discipline, the course has given me an insight into the different disability conditions root causes. Now, I better understand what to expect when I provide appliances to post-brain injury patients!
P&O Technician
Along with the other courses, I'm feeling better prepared for my upcoming internship next year! These courses are of great value next to my school's curriculum!
Josette Barreto Ochoa
A great in-depth revision of my TBI undergrad studies with the addition of significant advanced information presented and explained outstandingly.
Nazreen Chopdat
South Africa