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Biology of Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury

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).


Vickie Wiese

In August of 1982 Dr. Wiese achieved a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Psychology from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. (Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, PSI CHI). In December, 1984 she successfully completed her Master ... read more

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


There are no textbooks required for this course. All course materials will be available for viewing online.

Dates and locations to be announced.