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How To Use This Course

Welcome to FASD — The Course. Now you can learn more about FASD right from your computer. Here are some tips on using this site to get the most from the course.


How the Pages in the Course Work

This picture shows a typical course page. The screen elements are described below.

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  1. Breadcrumbs -- This shows you where you are in the course. You can click on the links to return to a previous page.

    Home >> FASD — The Course >> Module 2 >> Index

  2. Module Menu -- This lists the modules. You can move from one module to another by clicking on the module you want.

    Module Menu

  3. Content -- This area contains the page content. Each page contains the module title, section title, and page number, as well as the total number of pages in the module.


  4. Pages -- This navigation aid allows you to move from page to page within a module, just like turning the pages in a book.

    << Previous    Next >>

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How Pretests and Test Your Knowledge Quizzes Work

Each module has a pretest at the beginning and a posttest at the end called "Test Your Knowledge." The pretest enables you to see how much you know about a topic. If you prefer, you can skip the pretest and go straight to the module. The posttest will gauge how much of the module content you learned.

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Certificate of Completion

At the conclusion of FASD — The Course, you will be able to download and print a Certificate of Completion (which you then will need to fill in with your name and the date) stating that you have completed 7 hours of training. To receive a certificate, you will need to complete all seven modules.

If you want to obtain CEUs, you will need to submit the Certificate of Completion and a printout of the module objectives to your licensing body, along with any information required by them.

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How Multimedia Parts Work

Some modules have links to video clips. These multimedia presentations are always supplementary and are not required to complete a course. The videos are available in Apple - Quicktime format quicktime5. Download a free copy Exit Disclaimer Graphic of Apple - Quicktime

Some links may require the use of Shockwave software Shockwave Media PlayerDownload a free copy Exit Disclaimer Graphic of Shockwave.

The FASD Center for Excellence would like to thank Jane Whyte, Executive Director, Yellowknife Association for Community Living, PO Box 981, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N7, for permission to use clips from their "Helping Families/ Helping Children" video. FASD — The Course also includes clips from "Recovering Hope: Mothers Speak Out About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders," available from the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol or Drug Information, at 800-729-6686, or can be ordered online Exit Disclaimer Graphic.

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How To Change or Enlarge the Font

To change the font in Windows:

  1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Internet Options.
  2. A dialogue box will appear displaying Internet Properties. Click the General tab.
  3. Click Accessibility.
  4. Select the changes you want and then click o.k.

The fonts used on the website will be replaced with your computer's default font.

If you want to change the font size, first you will need to check the font size option in the Accessibility dialogue box. Then you can set the font size in your browser as follows:

To change the font size in Internet Explorer:

  • Click View
  • Click Text Size
  • Click the size you want.

To change the font size in Netscape:

  • Click View
  • Click Text Zoom.
  • Click the size you want.

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How to Cite FASD — The Course

This is the recommended citation for FASD--The Course:

SAMHSA Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Center for Excellence. FASD—The Course. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2007.

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How To Use the Glossary

The Glossary provides definitions of terms used in the course. You can click on the Glossary button at any time to look up a term. Glossary terms are also highlighted in the text. You can click on a highlighted term to go to the Glossary.

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How To Get More Help

Every page contains a Contact Us link for ease of use in contacting our Information Specialist. Your message will be handled in a timely manner. Responses are usually made within 24 hours of receipt or on the next business day.

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