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e-learning modules for health professionals involved in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) diagnosis

The e-learning modules were developed in conjunction with the Australian Guide to the Diagnosis of FASD. They are designed to provide clinicians with:

  • an introduction to FASD including characteristics and manifestations
  • an understanding of the risks and effects of alcohol use in pregnancy and how to assess alcohol use in pregnancy
  • information needed to conduct a diagnostic assessment using the Australian Guide to the Diagnosis of FASD
  • general principles for discussing the differential diagnosis, and reaching a diagnosis of FASD
  • developing a management plan and supporting families and individuals after a FASD assessmement
  • an understanding of referral and screening criteria for FASD

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Australian Government Department of Health

The Women Want to Know project was developed by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) in collaboration with leading health professional bodies across Australia.

Women Want to Know 
Accredited elearning modules:

  • RACGP
  • RANZCOG
  • Australian College of Midwives

WA Government Drug and Alcohol Office

An Introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders was developed by the Drug and Alcohol Office in collaboration with the Telethon Kids Institute.

It provides an overview of alcohol use and women, the impact of alcohol on the developing fetus, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) diagnosis, and FASD prevention including brief interventions and screening.

Introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Audit-C Learning Guide

The Midwives and Women AUDIT-C Intervention Project was conducted by the Alcohol, Pregnancy and FASD Program, at the Telethon Kids Institute, under contract with the Department of Health WA. A Steering Group and Expert Group provided expert
advice on the preparation of the Learning Guide.

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Australian Government Department of Health
The 'Women Want to Know' project was developed by FARE in collaboration with leading health professional bodies across Australia
Women Want to Know

Women Want to Know NSW Ministry of Health/Drug and Alcohol Information Service/FARE
Information for health professionals advising Aboriginal women about alcohol and pregnancy

NT Government Remote Alcohol and Other Drugs Workforce Program
Yarning about alcohol and pregnancy - Staff Advice Card

Western Australian Government Drug and Alcohol Office
Resources for health professionals

Royal Australian College of General Practictioners (RACGP) Resource Library - Red Book
Guidelines for preventative activities in general practice 8th Edition

RACGP Resource Library - Green Book
RACGP Putting prevention into practice 2nd edition

Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders; A Guide for Midwives   

Genetics in Family Medicine: The Australian Handbook for General Practitioners
Contacts, Support and Testing

Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE)

Prof Elizabeth Elliott's overview of FASD