Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury August 2024

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The Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) was developed by the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre based in the College of Health and Medicine at the University of Tasmania, with support from Connectivity. This online course is free, easily accessible and available to everyone with an interest in TBI, neuroscience or brain health.

This course aims to raise awareness and build knowledge to reduce risk and improve management and rehabilitation outcomes for people who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The course is easily accessible and suitable for anyone with a personal or professional interest in learning more about traumatic brain injury.

Traumatic brain injury is often described as a silent epidemic, with up to 69 million cases occurring globally each year. This course looks at the causes and consequences of traumatic brain injury across the spectrum from mild, also known as concussion, through to severe injuries, as well as at how and when injuries may occur across the lifespan.

Understand the injury and help reduce the risk.

A multidisciplinary team from the University of Tasmania, along with guest experts worldwide will offer their expert knowledge on traumatic brain injury.

You should expect to spend approximately 2 hours per week engaging with the content and completing the course activities. You can work through the content at any time of day and at your own pace up until the course closes.

Once you have completed the course, you will be eligible to download a free, personalised certificate of completion. We also offer paid enhanced certificate options in addition to the free certificate.

Course Outline

1. Brain science and traumatic brain injury pathology

An introduction to the brain and brain anatomy with a focus on the biomechanics of a traumatic brain injury. This module will show you what a brain injury is and the difference between primary and secondary injury.

2. Traumatic brain injury from mild to severe

Explores the different types of traumatic brain injury from concussion to severe, and discusses symptoms, diagnosis and prognosis. This module will look at the link between brain injury, cognition and behaviour.

3. Traumatic brain injury across the lifespan

A traumatic brain injury can happen at any stage of your life. In this module we look at how traumatic brain injury affects different age groups from babies to older adults. 

4. Life after traumatic brain injury

How can we live with a traumatic brain injury? This module will look at impairments and outcomes as well as life for other family members and personal coping styles.

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