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Head Injury: Concussion and Compression

Head Injury: Concussion and Compression

Head Injury: Concussion and Compression

School of Healthcare and Psychology

This course will help you distinguish between head concussion and head compression, the sign and symptoms of each type as well as the diagnosis and treatment approach of each injury so you will have a strong foundation that will help you along with your practical skills.

The course will provide with basic information about two different types of head injury.

Head injury is a common injury suffered by people of all age groups, especially children so every health related specialty must have a basic information about head injuries.


Course Code: HCP3A3006

Certified: YES

Level: 3

Credits: 1


Time: 1 Hour

Expiry: 1 YEAR

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course each student is expected to be able to:

A. Subject Knowledge and Understanding

  • LO 1. Recognize and clarify the basics about head concussion and head compression.

B. Cognitive Skills (Thinking Skills)

  • LO 2. Differentiate between the head concussion and head compression.

C. Subject Specific Practical/Professional Skills

  • LO 3. Knowing when a person needs to call the ambulance and seek medical help.

D. Other Skills (e.g., Key transferable)

  • LO 4. Educate others about head injury and how to avoid it.

Curriculum Outline

The key themes covered by the course and their indicative weighing:

  • Head concussion (70%)
  • Head compression (30%)

Online Certificates

Students successfully completing their course and assessments will be entitled to a digital badge. A digital badge is a connected, verifiable electronic imagery credential which reflects the achievement of the learning outcomes on their course.

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