Closed Trauma Course
This course is an AHTA Core course.
Core courses are suitable for practitioners:
Refer Course types.
AHTA courses meet Australian Quality Framework (AQF) Level 8 standards.
Presenters are Accredited Hand Therapists and have undertaken a four-stage presenter training program.
To attend this course, you must:
Closed Trauma will build on existing knowledge of human anatomy, biomechanics, and function, as well as tissue injury and repair taught in the Fundamentals of Hand Therapy workshops. This 20-hour course enables therapists to identify appropriate evidence-based therapeutic strategies, splinting, protocols and guidelines depending on the patient's stage in recovery and complications.
Following this course, you will be able to identify the critical anatomical structures of the digits, hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder that impact the conservative management of a range of traumatic conditions. The conditions covered include Scaphoid lunate ligament injuries, Posterior interosseous nerve injuries, Radial head fractures, and Shoulder Impingement.
During this course, we look in depth at conditions associated with hand and upper limb trauma, including elbow and shoulder. You will further develop clinical reasoning skills appropriate to complex clinical scenarios, including but not limited to:
This course will include a component on the shoulder as this is a core competency requirement for AHT accreditation.
At the completion of this course, therapists will:
Refer to Course Assessment Policy.
Participants may choose to undertake the assessment.
Completing and passing the assessment is a requirement for those wishing to apply to become an Accredited Hand Therapist.
Participants who cannot complete the exam as scheduled and advertised will forfeit the option of a Certificate of Attainment. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided.
This course is 20 CPD hours for attendance only.
Participants will receive 50 CPD hours if they complete and pass the assessment.
Discounts apply for Associates and Accredited Hand Therapists.
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Non-Member $1530.00 inc GST
Associate $994.50 inc GST
Accredited Hand Therapist $918.00 inc GST
We endeavour to run all courses as scheduled however, at times, our courses do not meet the required minimum numbers to go ahead. Therefore, we advise that you DO NOT book flights and/or accommodation until the registration closing date (one month before the course), at which time we will notify you if the course does not proceed. Please Contact us for advice if you wish to book flights earlier.
Please read the Course Cancellation Policy before registering for our courses.
Please note any dietary requirements when completing the online registration form to ensure appropriate catering.
Please note that not all requirements can be catered for at all venues.
The AHTA has a standard for course times as follows:
Face-to-face courses are held from 9.00 am – 5.30 pm local time.
Online courses are held from 9.00 am – 5.30 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)* is from 2.00 am on the first Sunday in April to 2.00 am on the first Sunday in October.
Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)+ is from 2.00 am on the first Sunday in October to 2.00 am on the first Sunday in April.
*Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is local time for VIC, NSW, ACT, QLD and TAS.
If you are in SA, WA, or NT you must check the time difference.
+Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) is local time for VIC, NSW, ACT and TAS.
If you are in QLD, WA, SA or NT you must check the time difference.
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Before you attend
Pre-learning for this course will be available in a portal, accessed using your login and can be located under My Documents four weeks before the course. We recommend you commence the pre-learning as soon as it is available.
All information regarding this course is located in a portal on our website. To access, please follow the steps below.
The workbook for this course will be available for you at the venue. If you are attending an online course, the workbook will be posted to you prior to course commencement (you must ensure your postal address is correct in your portal).
What to bring
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