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Biology of Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Available Online


There is a great need for quality services for returning veterans. As a professional who works with the military, veterans and their families, you seek to improve your knowledge and ability to treat their unique conditions. Develop a basic understanding of the biological aspects of the trauma response, including: neuroendocrine changes, neurochemical changes, neuroanatomical changes and the impact of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).


This is an online course. Students will be required to have routine access to a computer that is connected to the Internet (we recommend a high speed connection such as DSL or cable modem). You are also required to have a recent version of Microsoft Office Suite or comparable program to include Microsoft Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheets), and PowerPoint (presentations) in order to both view and create documents needed to participate in this course.

Some activities in this course may also require you to download current plug-ins such as Adobe Reader or Flash for viewing certain content. Most computers may already have some version of these installed, but it’s important to have the most current version.

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Identify two neuroendocrine factors, four neurochemical systems and three anatomical changes all associated with post-traumatic stress
  • Distinguish factors in traumatic brain injury
  • Understand how these factors may affect treatment and transition to civilian life
  • Pinpoint resources for further education and referral

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There are no textbooks required for this course. All course materials will be available for viewing online.
Dates and locations to be announced.
Fee: $160
CEUs: 0.4
Email us with your interest, contact:
Pa Vang, Program Director,, 414-227-3277


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