About this Course
|Study Time:||120 hours|
|Enrolment length:||12 months|
|Course Format:||Paper or Online|
|Entry Requirements:||None Specific|
This course on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders was created to raise awareness and level of care provided to children affected by FASD.
This course on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders has been written to aid families and professionals dealing with a child with FASD. Most people have very limited knowledge on this unpopular topic. FASD is a chain of preventable birth defects caused by a woman drinking alcohol during her pregnancy, although more often even before she knows that she is pregnant.
Common problems associated with FASD are:
- Common problems include:
- Vision impairment
- Sleep problems
- Heart defects
- Liver problems
- Poor immune system
- Speech & language delays
- Memory problems
- Inappropriate social behaviour
This course looks at the adverse effects of alcohol during pregnancy on the cognitive and psychological development of a child.
A tutor will be able for support via post or e-mail, with our student support team also on hand to help with any queries you may have. Assignments must be submitted to your tutor through email and these are then marked as soon as possible.
This course assesses the following units:
Module 1: The History of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Module 2: Taking Responsibility for the Unborn Child
Module 3: Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Screening
Module 4: Children with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
Module 5: Behavioural Phenotypes of FASD
Module 6: Growing up with FASD
To pass this course learners must complete a number of assignments. These are completed after navigating through the lessons which are sent to students and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.
This course comes to you as a paper course pack which you can work through in your own time. By reading through the lessons on the course and with the help of a personal tutor you will be able to learn all of the necessary knowledge required to tackle the tutor marked assignments that are used to assess the course. Alternatively, you can study for this course online to save some money on your course and study through the internet with the materials available 24/7 on any computer or smart device.