Online Class: Concussions 101

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Course Description

Awareness of the severity of concussions has been on the rise for the last couple of decades, due to the major impact that this injury has on the lives of athletes who have spoken out about the issue. In order to understand the situation in its fullness, one has to first know what a concussion really is and how it can develop into something truly severe.

This course provides a detailed look into the impact of concussions on a person's brain and their lifestyle, with a look into the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and much more. An in-depth exploration of all aspects regarding concussions will help provide a deeper understanding of this injury that has affected so many lives. Continuing to raise awareness and promote prevention is the key to reducing the number of concussions and the even worse injuries and conditions that arise as a result. If more people understand concussions fully, then they can readily recognize when there has been such a brain injury and how to react efficiently in this situation.

This course's goal is to provide that ability to recognize and understand a concussion, in order to aid in the recovery of a hurt individual who may be suffering from a traumatic brain injury. 

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.8 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(507 votes)

Lesson 1: Defining Concussions and a General Course Overview

For a simple, general definition, a concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head or a jolt. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Concussions in Sports; Everything we know ? and don't know ? about concussions
  • Review Video: Concussions in Sports - Mayo Clinic
  • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Quiz 1

Lesson 2: The Structure and Function in the Human Brain

In order to understand concussions on a deeper scientific level, it is necessary to dive into the biology behind the changes that the brain undergoes with a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review Article: Cell dysfunction adds to brain clutter
  • Review Video: Introduction to Brain Structure and Function
  • Complete: Quiz 2

Lesson 3: Symptoms and Signs of a Concussion

Whether you are a bystander, a coach for a contact sport, a medical professional, or the injured person yourself, it is in everybody?s best interest for you to be aware of what constitutes a concussion. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review Article: What are the Signs and Symptoms of Concussion?
  • Review 2 Videos: Concussion Signs, Symptoms and Treatment; How to Identify Symptoms of a Concussion
  • Complete: Quiz 3

Lesson 4: Causes of Concussions

Great varieties of causes are responsible for this high number of mild traumatic brain injuries, but some of the leading causes are sports, automobile accidents, and falls. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Quiz 4

Lesson 5: Risk Factors

Friends and family members of an individual suffering from a concussion, as well as the hurt person themselves, should all be aware of the potential for further harm or development of symptoms. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review Article: Risk Factors for Concussion and Prolonged Recovery
  • Review Video: Concussion and Aging: What's the Risk?
  • Complete: Quiz 5

Lesson 6: Complications

While CTE typically occurs after the accumulation of multiple head injuries, there is still a present danger upon receiving just two concussions. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Complications; Complications of Concussion
  • Review 2 Videos: Concussions: Prevention, Complications and Legal Implications; Acute Concussion Management: Choosing Wisely and Avoiding Complications
  • Complete: Quiz 6

Lesson 7: Treatment and Drugs

Without a doubt, rest is the best possible way to allow the brain the time to recover from an injury. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Post-concussion syndrome Treatment and Drugs; New ideas for treating concussions
  • Review Video: Concussion Treatment - Reducing Pain - Cerebrum Brain Treatment
  • Complete: Quiz 7

Lesson 8: Prevention

Treatment and drugs aside, the best step towards dealing with concussions is prevention. You can?t always predict when accidents will happen or prepare for all of them, but you can take steps towards making sure that safety is a number one concern. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: Brain Injury Safety Tips and Prevention
  • Review Video: Preventing Concussions
  • Complete: Quiz 8

Lesson 9: Long-Term Effects and Costs

There are still certain cases where one might find there to be lasting effects of a concussion. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: The high cost of concussions; The Psychology of Concussions
  • Review Video: The Long Term Effects of Concussions
  • Complete: Quiz 9

Lesson 10: Further Resources and Information

If you have further questions and concerns about concussions, you might not want to pay doctor?s fees just to have a few questions answered. Instead, you can turn to one of the many online resources to find out more information. 45 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Injury Prevention and Control; Brain Injury Association of America
  • Take Poll: End of Course Poll
  • Take Survey: Course Comments
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Quiz 10
  • Complete: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what is a concussion.
  • Summarize the structure and function in the human brain.
  • Describe symptoms and signs of a concussion.
  • Summarize causes of concussions.
  • Describe risk factors.
  • Summarize complications.
  • Describe treatment and drugs.
  • Summarize prevention strategies to reduce concussions.
  • Describe long-term effects and costs of concussions, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Concussions 101
Course Number: 9770461
Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
Lessons Rating: 4.8 / 5 Stars (507 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Professional Development (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dr. Dennis Mithaug
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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