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Acquired Brain Injury course for Medical Doctors

Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

This session will outline the causes and effects of acquired brain injury (ABI) in childhood. It will explore the relevance of stages of brain development, anatomy and function when assessing children post-ABI. This will be considered in the context of a child and family’s adjustment to life following the injury. It will also cover the roles and expectations of professionals in managing children with ABI.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe what is meant by acquired brain injury
  • Distinguish head trauma from traumatic brain injury
  • Identify factors that contribute to the presentation of children post-ABI
  • Outline the principles of management and rehabilitation of children

This session uses self assessments that help you check what you have learnt. You do not have to use them and your answers are not seen by anyone else.

Instructors / Speakers
Eunan McCrudden,
Provider Psychological input

At present Eunan is employed to provide psychological input to the regional neurosciences and neurodisability services in the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. He also leads a regional, multi-professional outreach service assisting core services meet the needs of children (and families) with acquired brain injuries.

Catherine Flanagan,
Senior General Paediatric Trainee

Catherine graduated with honours from Queens University Belfast in 2005. She is a senior general paediatric trainee working in the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children and at present is studying for a Masters in Paediatric Neurodisability.

Acquired Brain Injury course for Medical Doctors
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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