Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
This course provides graduates trained in psychology, speech pathology, social work, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing and medicine (including paediatrics and psychiatry) with the specialist knowledge and clinical skills required to participate in team-based diagnosis and assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Two coursework units provide in-depth knowledge of FASD concerning characteristics across the lifespan, common comorbidities, current theoretical accounts and issues, national and international diagnostic criteria, differential diagnoses, assessment tools and multidisciplinary team assessment. One practical unit provides training in FASD and another provides graded placement experiences of diagnostic assessments.
- Course title
- Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- postgraduate certificate
- current / 2021
- Administered by
- Psychological Science
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year only
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- Time limit
- 2 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- Online, External agencies for practicum
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP; or postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Available to international students
- Not available to international students on student visas. Available to international students on other visas if visa conditions allow (see https://www.immi.gov.au). For information on international student fees see 'Schedule 2: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Carmela Pestell and Dr Kirsten Panton
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take all units (24 points):
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|NS||PSYC5524||Introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)||1 x 2 hour seminar (online collaborate session) per week|
|NS||PSYC5525||Diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)||1 x 2 hour seminar (online collaborate session) per week|
|NS||PSYC5526||Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)||1 x 2 hour online seminar (collaborate session) per week|
|NS||PSYC5527||Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Practicum||Contact hours will vary depending on the placement arrangement. Peer supervision (optional) will be offered 1x month for 1-2 hours.|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module) when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.