Course Overview

This course was created and provided by the Virtual Center of Excellence (VCE), a former project of the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN). Content and format will be updated in the near future to address current accessibility standards. If you are unable to access the content in this section, please contact the imp support team for assistance.

This is a free training course intended for service providers in Michigan's public service agencies, including Community Mental Health Services Providers, Department of Health and Human Services, MI Choice Waiver Agents, Area Agencies on Aging, Special Education professionals, and anyone who serves people with brain injury.

This course is presented in four modules. You must successfully complete all four modules in order to receive your certificate.

  • Duration: 1.0 hour
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (1.0), MCBAP-S (0.0), Mi-CEC (0.0), Nursing (0.0)

Topics Covered

Biology and Traumatic Brain Injury

This course provides additional information regarding the significance of traumatic brain injury. This includes information regarding how the brain functions and the altered functions as a result of the traumatic brain injury. 

Common Physical, Behavioral, and Cognitive Impairments

Participants of this course will also be provided with information regarding the body's reaction to traumatic brain injuries. This includes common physical and cognitive impairments as well as the behavioral impairments or disorders that may afflict the client. 

Public Services Available 

The final section of this course provides the participants with resources for screening, treating and working with clients that have suffered a traumatic brain injury. Apply titled, this course also provides an overview of the public services available for clients here in Michigan. 

Additional Considerations

Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury fall into four (4) categories: thinking, physical, emotional, and sleep and include difficulty in remembering new information and sensitivity to light.

Course Objectives

After this course is complete, participants should have a working understanding of the following areas:

  • The significance of TBI and introductory information on how the brain works.
  • Common physical, behavioral, and cognitive impairments and interaction strategies.
  • Screening for a history of TBI.
  • Public services are available for eligible persons with TBI.

What People Are Saying

It was easy to use. I liked the fact that I could listen to the narrator instead of reading all the information myself.

- Mike S.