Overview of the concussion course
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Concussion course details
Learn to prevent, detect and manage concussions.
Take a free, non-credit online course on concussion with UCalgary and Université Laval beginning Sept. 28. The seven-week course is open to those who are interested in preventing, detecting and managing concussions. Do the course at your own pace, but you must complete it by Nov. 23, 2020. Registration is open until Oct. 19, 2020.
See the Training Modules below to see what you will learn.
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Sept. 28 to Nov. 23, 2020
1.5 to 2 hours/week
You may request a certificate of achievement from Université Laval for a $50 (CAN) fee after completing the course.
Who is this course for?
The course is to demystify concussion, clarify the role of those involved in preventing and managing concussion, and support you in implementing a concussion management protocol adapted to your specific sport, school or community environment. The course is for:
- health professionals
- sport coaches and teachers
- parents with children in sport
- school administrators
- sport leaders
Concussion course features
- Content summarizes evidence from the 5th International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport (Berlin) as well as the Canadian Guideline on Concussion.
- Interact with others on the online discussion board.
- See examples of how the course content is applied in different environments.
- Complete the course at your own pace, as long as you wrap it by the course end date.
- The course is also available in French through Université Laval. Check dates and registration period.
See what you will learn at each step of the course.
- Definition of concussion
- Concussion and the spectrum of traumatic brain injuries
- The pathophysiology of concussion
- What are the potential residual effects and sequelae of concussion
- The objectives of a concussion management protocol
- An introduction to the development and implementation of a concussion management protocol
- Risk factors for concussion
- Sports, recreational and other activities at risk for concussion
- Safer sport environments
- Interventions that help to prevent concussions
- Protection equipment: myths and realities
- A synergy between stakeholders
- Signs, symptoms and “Red Flags”
- Detection technology: myths and realities
- Initial management: Recognize, remove, re-evaluate, refer
- Typical evolution of a concussion
- Initial rest and gradual return to cognitive and physical activity
- When should you refer on
- Return-to-play recommendations
- Reconsider elements that suggest a less favorable evolution
- Conditions that should be recognized in the presence of persistent symptoms
- The importance of an individualized and multidisciplinary treatment plan
- Achieving the optimal result with consideration of available resources
- Staying up-to-date and revising a protocol
- Learning from your experience to improve your protocol
- Planning your strategy to get every potential stakeholder involved
This massive open online course (MOOC) on concussion is hosted by the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology and the Integrated Concussion Research Program at the University of Calgary in collaboration with Université Laval.