- What a concussion is
- When/How it can occur e.g. not just sport, but in MVA, falls etc
- What to do if you see or suspect someone has experienced a concussion
- When to seek medical attention
- Likely recovery trajectories following injury.
Free online Concussion Short Course
Connectivity Traumatic Brain Injury Australia has partnered with the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at the University of Tasmania to develop a FREE online Concussion Short Course.
This course has been designed to help the community further understand concussion.
In this FREE online course, you will learn the essentials of concussion including:
- what to do if you suspect someone has suffered a concussion
- the signs and symptoms
- when to seek medical attention
- recovery processes and timeframes
- returning to normal life activities such as work, school, study, or sport.
Joining this FREE course is easy. You can work at your own pace and complete the course in your own time. To cover all the content within the course will take approximately 1 – 1.5hours.
To access the Concussion Short Course please click the link below.
Please note, this link will take you to the Wicking Dementia Research Education Centre at the University of Tasmania. You will need to create an online account to access the course.
At the conclusion of the Concussion Short Course, there is the opportunity to invest in a personalised certificate of completion for $10. This is particularly relevant to coaches, managers, umpires, workers and anyone else who may require or want evidence of completion of the Concussion Short Course.
Professional development points may also be attributable towards the course. The Concussion Short Course has been accredited by the Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine.
Want to know more about the FREE Concussion Short Course?
View our FAQ’s to learn more.
What will I know when I have finished the course?
Who is the Concussion Short Course designed for?
The Concussion Short Course has been created for anyone with an interest in concussion. This can include people who work or are active within the following categories:
- People living with a concussion
- Family and friends of a person living with a concussion
- People involved in vehicle, bicycle, pedestrian, road safety crashes and projects
- Sporting associations, including coaches, administrators and volunteers
- School communities
- Aged care
- Prison and reform centres
- Insurance industries
- Occupational Work Health and Safety Professionals
- Health care providers
- Defence Force Staff
- Emergency Service Staff
- Domestic and Interpersonal violence organisations
- Personal Interest in Concussion
Does completing this course make me an expert in concussion?
This course is not a professional qualification or accreditation. It provides knowledge that will make you more confident in your actions if you are a first responder to a concussion. The course provides an overview of what concussion is, how to spot a concussion when it occurs (e.g. identify signs and symptoms of concussion) and reinforces the importance of seeking medical attention. It also discusses different recovery trajectories that may be encountered following concussion and features a variety of downloadable resources that aim to help raise awareness of concussion as well as practical steps that can help facilitate recovery.
How long will the Concussion Short Course take to complete?
The Concussion Short Course is designed to be able to undertake at your own pace. There is no scheduled start or finish time.
The content within the course is designed to be covered within 1 – 1.5 hours.
You will have a personal log in to the platform so you may stop and resume at a later day and time.
Why is the Concussion Short Course free?
Connectivity Traumatic Brain Injury Australia is a not-for-profit organisation working to improve the lives of people with traumatic brain injuries of all severities.
We are funded by organisations that support our initiatives to inform and educate the Australian community.
Mild traumatic brain injury is an issue currently very relevant across Australia, so we have created this Concussion Short Course to help the community further understand concussion and its consequences.
What happens after I complete the Concussion Short Course?
At the end of the Concussion Short Course there will be a multiple choice quiz. To successfully pass the course you will have to achieve an 80% pass mark.
You will be offered the opportunity to purchase a personalised certificate of completion at a cost of $10.
Will I get CPD points for completing the course?
The Concussion Short Course has been accredited with the Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine as an activity under the 2020 – 2022 Professional Development Framework.
On completion of the Concussion Short Course you will be given the option to purchase a Certificate of Completion which notes 1.5 hours equivalent CPD points.
Otherwise please keep a personal record of time taken to complete course if this is a requirement for you.
Is the course based on any other similar courses?
Connectivity commissioned a broad Stakeholder consultation which identified that available training resources could be improved. To our knowledge there are no other concussion courses that have been designed for a broad audience and feature practical materials to assist someone responding to a concussion injury.