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Self Paced 20-hour course to help you understand more about the human brain

A simple bump on the head can change a person forever. In this short course on brain function, damage, and recovery you will explore what happens when the most important organ in the human body is damaged, altered or simply does not work the way it should. Covering aspects of neurophysiology, treatment and management of brain-related issues and neuropsychological issues you will learn the ways in which our brains demonstrate incredible plasticity, resilience, and ability. The study of the human brain is still an emerging field. This complex and sometimes flawed system is what makes each person who they are. New technology and treatments are developed all the time to study how the brain works and what we can do when something goes wrong, allowing people with brain-related issues to cope and recover from their trauma.

Our 20 hour courses are self paced and will help you understand a topic in a short amount of time. You can work through the course when you like- test yourself with mini-tests along the way. There are extra case studies or research you can undertake if you would really like to get into the topic. Once you have completed the lessons and self assessment tasks, there is a final exam undertaken online- you can then download your personalised certificate.

Course Content

This course has eight lessons. Each lesson has a corresponding online self-assessment test.

Lesson 1 UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN BRAIN

  • The biology of the brain
  • How can studying animals help?
  • Who is interested in the brain?
  • The mind-brain problem
  • Brain studies
  • Review what you have been learning

Lesson 2 BRAIN ANATOMY & BEHAVIOUR

  • The structure of the brain
  • Forebrain
  • Midbrain
  • Hindbrain
  • Divisions of the brain
  • The lobes
  • The normal functioning of the brain
  • Case studies
  • Brain plasticity and the impact of behaviour
  • Brain development from embryo to death
  • Blood- brain barrier
  • Lesson 2 additional reading
  • Review what you have been learning

Lesson 3 BRAIN CHEMISTRY & ELECTRONICS

  • How neurons transmit messages
  • Neurochemistry
  • Neurons in detail
  • Diet and neurotransmitters
  • Neurotransmitters and behaviour
  • Drugs and neurotransmitters
  • Ways of detecting and studying brain chemistry and electrical activity
  • Practical benefits of measuring brain chemistry and electrical activity
  • Review what you have been learning

Lesson 4 BIOLOGY & NEUROLOGY IN LEARNING & MEMORY

  • Biopsychology & neurology of learning
  • Memory
  • How is memory organised?
  • Case studies - memory
  • Practical benefits of studying memory
  • Review what you have been learning

Lesson 5 BRAIN DAMAGE

  • Brain damage & neuropsychology
  • Brain lesions
  • Causes of brain lesions
  • Tumours
  • Cerebral disorders (stroke)
  • Pathology of brain injury
  • Environmental factors
  • Practical benefits in daily life
  • How disease can alter brains
  • Lesson 5 additional reading
  • Review what you have been learning

Lesson 6 ASSESSMENT & OUTCOMES OF BRAIN DAMAGE

  • Types of brain injury
  • Sequelae of brain injury
  • Sexual functioning
  • Initial assessment
  • Further testing
  • Review what you have been learning

Lesson 7 TREATMENT & MANAGEMENT OF BRAIN DAMAGE

  • What is appropriate treatment?
  • Patient-clinician relationship
  • Patient compliance
  • Treating brain lesions
  • Outcomes of treatment
  • Developing management plans
  • Ending treatment
  • Review what you have been learning

Lesson 8 APPLICATIONS OF NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH

  • Assessment & rehabilitation
  • Brain studies and children
  • Other applications of research into brain & behaviour
  • Review what you have been learning
  • Final assessment

 

How does this course work? 


You can enrol at any time.
Once you have paid for the course, you will be able to start straight away.
Study when and where you like. Work through at your own pace.

You can download your study-guide to your smart phone, tablet or laptop to read offline.

There are automated self-assessment tests you can complete at the end of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish and each time, upon completion, you can see your results. You will need internet access to complete the self assessment tests.

At the end of the course, you are presented with a large assessment which can be attempted online, anywhere, anytime. If you achieve a 60% pass in the exam; you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of completion with your name on it. If you do not achieve a 60% pass rate, you can contact us to re-sit your exam. ( email- [email protected] )

Contact us at anytime if you have any issues with the course. [email protected]



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The Brain Function, Damage and Recovery Short Course The Brain Function, Damage and Recovery Short Course
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