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Unit Overview


This unit will focus on equipping students with the knowledge needed to carry out thorough, accurate and clinically useful assessments for which Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (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.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodOnlineOnline timetabled

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; (4) demonstrate an advanced understanding of how to administer and interpret relevant tests and questionnaires, including exercising clinical judgement (discipline specific); and (5) examine how to deliver feedback for diagnoses in a sensitive, culturally safe and ethical manner.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) journal entries; (2) oral presentation; and (3) case study. Further information is available in the unit outline.

This unit is assessed on an ungraded pass/ungraded failed basis. All assessment items must be successfully completed.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Grace Tan
Unit rules
Enrolment in
73260 Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
and Successful completion of
Unit(s) PSYC5524 Introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Enrolment in
PSYC5525 Assessment & Diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) I
or Successful completion of
Unit(s) PSYC5525 Assessment & Diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) I
Contact hours
1 x 3 hour online seminar (collaborate session) per week
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  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.