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Competency 1: Introduction to FASD

Learning Objectives

After completing Competency 1, the learner should be able to:

  • Understand the significance of alcohol use disorders among women
  • Identify areas in which alcohol use disorders in women differ from those in men
  • Describe the basic historic foundation of FASD
  • Discuss the basic terminology related to FASD and the prevalence rates
  • Explain the effects of maternal alcohol exposure on the developing embryo and fetus
  • Compare the adverse effects of alcohol to the developing fetus to those of other substances
  • Identify issues related to professional values and ethics

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