Considerations for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Diagnosis

This micro-credential will provide students with foundational knowledge required for understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Upon successful completion, you'll receive: 

  • 3 PD Points
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials
Delivery mode
Courses will be commencing in April or July 2024.  Complete the EOI form if you would like to be contacted when registrations for 2024 micro-credentials are open.
approx. 12 weeks
75 hours
$825 inc. GST
Critical information summary
PSYCM502 Considerations for FASD Diagnosis (PDF)

What you'll learn

Gain an understanding of the relevant ethical issues such as potential barriers to and consequences of diagnosis, how to deliver feedback diagnoses in a sensitive, culturally safe manner, and how to appraise the common forms of intervention helpful in FASD

Increase your understanding of some of the common forms of intervention that are helpful in FASD, and critically evaluate the relevant literature.

Notebook and a workspace 

Why study this course?

  • Learn the foundational knowledge required for understanding FASD.
  • Understand the basic characteristics of FASD.
  • Get to know relevant ethical issues in the assessment and diagnosis, and forms of intervention.

Who should study this course

This unit will be of interest and suitable for a range of community members and professionals with an interest in FASD, including:

  • Graduates trained in psychology, speech pathology, social work, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing and medicine (including paediatrics and psychiatry)
  • Police officers, justice workers, lawyers
  • Teachers, educators, coordinators, child protection workers
  • and family members.

How does it work?

Participants will be supervised online and tested by recall of facts (quizzes and exam).

What's next after this course?

Future study
Students completing both (1) History and basic characteristics of FASD and (2) Considerations for FASD diagnosis may be eligible to complete the Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (course code: 73260), which will provide clinicians with the skills required for conducting assessments for which FASD is a differential diagnosis.
Career outcomes
Credit towards an award course - Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of FASD (cc: 73260).

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Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest for 2024 registrations are now open.

Expressions of Interest