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Introduction Course to Understanding Burn Scars







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About the Course

This introductory-level online course will explain the development process of hypertrophic scars, their characteristics and the risk factors that contribute to the development of hypertrophic scars.

Course objectives

After this lessons, you will be able to:

  • Explain the process of formation and maturation of burn hypertrophic scars.

  • Explain the difference between scars in their hypertrophic growth phase and mature scars.

  • Explain the risk factors for the development of hypertrophic scars.

Course content

  • Hypertrophic scars and their development process.

  • Characteristics of hypertrophic scars.

  • Maturation process and characteristics of a mature burn scar.

  • Risk factors for hypertrophic scars.


  • Pre-test to evaluate the level of knowledge of participants on the topic prior to start  of the course.

  • Mini quiz after each lesson to help participants review key points.

  • Post-test to evaluate improvement/knowledge acquisition after the course. 

Criterias to pass the course:

  • Complete all the learning activities within the specified time limit.

  • Obtain a grade of 80% or more in the post-test.

This course is for

Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapists.

Other burn professionals (ex: nurses).


Yu-Chieh TSENG

Yu-Chieh TSENG

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