PSYC5526 Assessment 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 focus on equipping students with the knowledge needed to carry out thorough, accurate and clinically useful assessments for which FASD is a possible differential diagnosis. Assessing for relevant differential diagnoses will also be discussed. The unit includes teaching development of discipline-specific skills. There is a focus on developing skills needed to work in a multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary team.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of each professional included in a multidisciplinary team assessment for FASD; (2) assess differential diagnoses in relation to FASD, with a focus on hypothesis testing; (3) demonstrate familiarity with multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary models of diagnostic assessment; and (4) demonstrate an advanced understanding of how to administer and interpret relevant tests and questionnaires, including exercising clinical judgement (discipline specific).
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online activities; (2) wiki entry; and (3) case study. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Kirsten Panton
Unit rules
73260 Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and PSYC5524 Introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
PSYC5525 Diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Contact hours
1 x 2 hour online seminar (collaborate session) per week
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