Online Course: Vestibular Pathologies
Gain the skills to distinguish between different types of vestibular dysfunction
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Acute vertigo can be caused by a range of conditions, from stroke to multiple sclerosis, vestibular migraine and concussion. There are also a number of conditions that specifically affect the peripheral vestibular system. Symptoms associated with these conditions, such as dizziness and imbalance, can be intermittent, transient or permanent, but they all can have a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life. Some of these vestibular dysfunctions can, however, be improved with vestibular rehabilitation. This course will discuss the various conditions that you might encounter when working with vestibular patients and explore the evidence base for physiotherapy management.
This course aims to introduce you to a range of vestibular pathologies.
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions 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 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 - 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 1.4 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:
- discuss the typical features of vestibular pathologies commonly seen in clinical practice
- distinguish between different vestibular pathologies based on a case scenario
- describe four of the most common vestibular and ocular symptoms associated with post-concussion syndrome or mild traumatic brain injury
- justify the use of vestibular rehabilitation programmes for vestibular pathologies
Bernard provides clear, straightforward explanations in a sensible order, building on previous lectures to increase knowledge around Vestibular rehabilitation and related issues. Most clear presentations I have heard on the topic in ages. Comprehensive, research-based, and easy to follow.
Francis Bisagni, PT, DPT, OCS
Physical Therapist, United States
Another extremely helpful and well-done, vestibular course by Bernard Tonks, I highly recommend it!