PSYC5525 Diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

6 points
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
This unit will cover the details of the Australian diagnostic criteria for FASD and how to screen for FASD clinically (more detailed assessment methods are covered in PSYC5526). Students will also develop basic skills in identifying appropriate services and recommendations for clients with FASD.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate a detailed understanding of the Australian diagnostic guidelines for FASD; (2) examine the methods for assessing prenatal alcohol exposure, including interviewing techniques and administration of the AUDIT-C; (3) evaluate the basic principles of how to assess for neurodevelopmental impairment; (4) examine the basic components for assessing the sentinel facial features; (5) identify locally available interventions and services for individuals and families affected by FASD; (6) demonstrate skills in case formulation within a multidisciplinary team context; and (7) demonstrate skills in generating appropriate recommendations for individuals diagnosed with FASD.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online activities and (2) case studies. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Kirsten Panton
Unit rules
Enrolment in 73260 Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and PSYC5524 Introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Contact hours
1 x 2 hour seminar (online collaborate session) per week
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