Details
CPD55m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)74
Published20 June 2017
Updated01 February 2018
Reviewed15 March 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course will provide an overview of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Start this Course now to discover the keys to prevention, screening, diagnosis and support.

Topics include:

  • What is FASD?
  • Screening and diagnosis
  • Interventions and support

Target audience

Health professionals who care for women of childbearing age who may be at risk of drinking during pregnancy, and who may care for children and/or adults who have a diagnosis of FASD.

Purpose

Enhance awareness and information regarding fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), in order to ensure health professionals are able to provide assistance and support to those affected by FASD.

Need

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is easily undetected or misdiagnosed. As such, there is a lack of understanding of FASD by health professionals.

There is a timely need for education to address the keys to prevention, screening, diagnosis and support outcomes for children and families affected by FASD.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use knowledge of the effects of alcohol on the developing foetus to educate women of childbearing age on the issue of FASD
  • Identify individuals at risk of FASD through screening and assessing infants, children, adolescents, and adults for FASD and other prenatal alcohol-related disorders
  • Identify ethical, legal and political issues related to FASD that may be barriers to the implementation of interventions for those who are affected by this condition

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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Anne Heath

Anne Heath is the Executive Director of Education for NOFASD Australia. She is based in Tasmania and travels nationally to deliver FASD training to organisations, parents/carers, and the community. She has an extensive background in community services (disability, drug and alcohol, youth work, mental health, and homelessness) and has multiple qualifications including a Master of Education. In addition to part time work with NOFASD Australia, Anne is also a lecturer and tutor in the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Tasmania. Her teaching specialties are: developmental psychology, human resource management, project management, and quality improvement. She currently teaches human development to undergraduate teaching students, and project management and quality evaluation to post-graduate nursing students. Anne is passionate about raising awareness of FASD, and articulating the importance of early diagnosis to ensure those who will live with FASD receive timely support to enable a better quality of life.

Details
CPD55m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)74
Published20 June 2017
Updated01 February 2018
Reviewed15 March 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Women's Health
Alcohol
Preventative Health
Neuroscience
Paediatrics
Cognitive Impairment
Maternal and Child Health
Reproductive Health
Mental Health
Addiction and Substance Abuse
Developmental Disorders
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4.5

74 Total Rating(s)

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Donna Compton
31 May 2019

Fantastic

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Joanna reid
31 May 2019

Good

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Sallianne Reed
30 May 2019

Excellent update

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Bethany Heazlewood
28 May 2019

Very interesting and informative.

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evan ubels
27 May 2019

A helpful resource which can vastly improve the prognosis of a person struggling with the numerous subtle disadvantages that can accrue over a lifetime. Myths and rationalisations contribute to a high prevalence of this disease in the community with secondary effects such as an unnecessary financial burden.

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Jody Hardcastle
27 May 2019

Clear and comprehensive overview of FASD.

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Maria Schepis
24 May 2019

I found this resource to be very interesting and well-rounded in terms of the information provided.

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Nathanael Britton
23 May 2019

A little terrifying given Australians acceptance of alcohol in numerous settings. Concise, factual and well presented.

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Justine Pollitt
21 May 2019

Very interesting and useful

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Lynette Forrest
21 May 2019

A clear easily undestood presentation on various aspects of FASD. It made me realise its wider impact on society, and hence potential influences in caring for people in receiving any form of healthcare.