PSYC5526 Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period Online Online
- 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)
- Associate Professor Carmela Pestell and Dr Kirsten Panton
- Unit rules
- Contact hours
- 1 x 2 hour online seminar (collaborate session) per week
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.