CPD55m of CPD
Total Rating(s)38
Publish Date20 June 2017
Review Date15 March 2019
Expiry Date20 June 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.


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.


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


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.


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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.

CPD55m of CPD
Total Rating(s)38
Publish Date20 June 2017
Review Date15 March 2019
Expiry Date20 June 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Women's Health
Preventative Health
Cognitive Impairment
Maternal and Child Health
Reproductive Health
Mental Health
Addiction and Substance Abuse
Developmental Disorders

Further Learning

Learner Reviews


38 Total Rating(s)

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Avelina Go Chow
25 Mar 2019

Very informative and engaging

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Letitia Dodman
25 Mar 2019

Great resource

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Sandra Donaldson
14 Mar 2019

Very informative, and educational. I have become more knowledgeable on how alcohol affects the fetus.

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Kirby thompson
24 Feb 2019

Very engaging module. FASD is something I was unfamiliar with and after taking part in this module I feel I have a better understanding of the disorder and a greater understanding of supporting and individual with this disorder in the future.

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Kylie Parmenter
19 Feb 2019

really interesting subject

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Maura Penn
17 Feb 2019

Good resource

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Gerald North
28 Jan 2019

Excellent information for all health professionals

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Anne Morris
07 Dec 2018

Excellent speaker. Topic very informative.

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Karinda Serpanchy
15 Nov 2018

Very engaging and great content. I look forward to further reading. Very interesting.

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Danaya Fitzsimmons
17 Sep 2018