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Concussions can directly impair vestibular and oculomotor function. Impairments in the vestibulo-ocular system commonly manifest as symptoms of dizziness and visual instability including blurred vision, diplopia, impaired eye movements, difficulty in reading and poor visual-based concentration. The Vestibular and Oculomotor Screening Assessment is a tool that can be used to evaluate symptoms post-concussion. This course will introduce you to this tool and provide insight into how to assess the various components of the vestibular and oculomotor systems.
This course aims to teach you how to assess the 5 domains of the Vestibular and Oculomotor Screen and how to interpret the scores.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
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 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 - 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 0.6 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:
- identify up to 3 symptoms of oculomotor impairment post concussion
- discuss the testing procedures for the Vestibular Oculomotor Screening Assessment
- select the definition of up to 2 tests within the Vestibular Oculomotor Screening Assessment
- interpret the test results of the Vestibular Oculomotor Screening Assessment
Kailee Khan KK
Physiotherapist, United States
Brilliant course, you will learn lots about assessment and interpretation of results to add to your practice!
Excellent course, very informative, and interactive - applies to all learning styles.
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