The University of Edinburgh is offering new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) starting September 2022. 

 
 
 
The Fetal Alcohol Advisory Support & Training Service (FAASTT) Team at the University of Edinburgh has announced two new FASD postgraduate training courses, beginning in September 2022 and January 2023. These 10-week courses are offered online and can be taken either as CPD with or without academic credit.
 
Course 1: Introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) will start in September 2022. It will provide participants with a comprehensive introduction to FASD and is suitable for postgraduates with a professional or lay interest in the field. It is also open to health and social care professionals wishing to undertake continuing professional development. Delivered online, primarily through recorded content, interactive online tasks and discussion boards, Introduction to FASD comprises about two hours 'contact' time per week which can be structured around other commitments and will provide an optional foundation to our advanced course in the Assessment and Diagnosis of FASD.
 
Course 2: The Assessment and Diagnosis of FASD will be available in January 2023 and will explore the core diagnostic criteria of FASD and how assessments undertaken inform this diagnosis, with the emphasis very much on the practical application of the skills taught. Those completing the course will, in conjunction with their existing professional training, be able to formally assess for and diagnose FASD in line with their role in clinical teams.  As such, participation is limited to those students who possess, or are in the process of attaining, a professional qualification that qualifies them to participate in the diagnosis of FASD. Relevant qualifications may include Psychology, Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery, Education, Public Health, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Social Work.
 
 
For more information, including comprehensive course descriptions, eligibility criteria, the application process, fee information and details of a potential bursary for students currently employed by NHS Scotland or statutory social work services in Scotland, please visit: Training - new courses available! - Fetal Alcohol Advisory Support & Training Service (ed.ac.uk)