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Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offering university-quality education about TBI covering the spectrum from mild concussion through to severe injury.
Traumatic brain injury is often described as a silent epidemic, with approximately 69 million cases occurring worldwide each year. The Understanding TBI MOOC is a free online course that aims to raise awareness and build knowledge to reduce risk, as well as improve management and rehabilitation outcomes for people who have experienced a TBI. A multidisciplinary team from the University of Tasmania, along with guest experts worldwide, looks at the causes and consequences of TBI, as well as the types of injuries and frequency at which they occur across the lifespan.
The Understanding TBI MOOC is designed to be accessible and is suitable for anyone with a personal or professional interest in learning more about Traumatic Brain Injury, including:
- Sporting coaches and sports association members
- Professional and amateur sportspeople
- Teachers and school administrators
- Risk and safety professionals
- Health policy makers
- Defence force staff
- Allied health, nursing and medical professionals
- Professional care and support workers
- People living with a TBI and their families
- Residential and community care staff
- Anyone interested in brain health and neuroscience
To obtain the most from this course, participants should expect to spend approximately 2 hours per week engaging with the content and completing related course activities. There are 5 weeks of scheduled content (accessible over 7 weeks). After completing the final quiz for each module of the course, participants will be eligible to download a certificate of completion.
The Understanding TBI MOOC is designed and delivered by the University of Tasmania with support from Connectivity
Support and Counselling
If you live in Australia, please visit Brain Injury Australia's website https://www.braininjuryaustralia.org.au/services/ where you will find contact details of your local brain injury organisation.
For emergency counselling please phone Lifeline on 13 11 14.
A searchable directory of international brain injury organisations can be found on the brainline website, available here: https://www.brainline.org/resource-directory/international