Outline: (Online Course) The Fundamentals of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

OutlineThe Fundamentals of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

  1. Introduction
  2. TBI basics
    • What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
    • Severity classification
    • Epidemiology of TBI
    • What causes TBI/concussion?
    • Mechanisms of injury
    • Closed vs. penetrating TBI
  3. Combat related TBI
    • Impact of modern warfare
    • Incidence of TBI in military population
    • Blast injuries
  4. Manifestations of TBI
    • Temporal course of symptoms
    • Post-concussive symptoms
    • Post-concussive Syndrome (PCS)
  5. TBI Evaluation
    • Assessing TBI
    • Physical exam and history
    • Neurological imaging
    • Neuropsychological testing
  6. Symptom overlap and differential diagnosis
    • TBI and PTSD
    • Differential diagnosis and co-morbid disorders
  7. Recovery and Treatment
    • TBI recovery-concussion/mTBI
    • TBI recovery- moderate/severe
    • Treatment
    • Patient education
    • Symptom management
    • Treatment for moderate-severe TBI
    • Community integration and long term recovery
    • PTSD treatment w/TBI
    • Factors impacting recovery for PTSD and TBI
Outline: (Online Course) The Fundamentals of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) | Center for Deployment Psychology


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