Online Course
Neurological Screening
Gain the knowledge to confidently conduct a thorough neurological screen

1.5-2 hours





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Matt Huey
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Matt Huey is a physical therapist with a passion for learning and teaching in many areas of rehabilitation, from treatment to business

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The neurological screening examination is a "quick scan" used to rule out symptoms, which may be referred from one part of the body to another. The neurological screen has always been considered a key element of safe and appropriate practice and is commonly used to assess the integrity of the nervous system. This course explores the role of neurological screening and the principles and procedures required to develop competency in basic neurological screening.


This course aims to provide foundational knowledge of the neurological screening assessment.


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

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Optional Practical Activity and Case Study Discussion
  4. 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.


  • 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 1.5-2 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 - 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 1.4 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:

  • identify the purpose of the neurological screen and at least three indications to conduct a neurological screen
  • discuss the three main components of the neurological screen and the key features of upper and lower motor neurone lesions
  • identify the potential location of a lesion based on information from a neurological screen in a given case scenario

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Matt Huey: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


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

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The course and its content were astonishing. I do not know when I started making use of what I learned! My clinical practice has improved indeed. Thank you
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