Course Highlights

Here are some of the highlights for this course.

  • No application process, no pre-requisites, open to anyone

  • Learn at your own pace using a computer, tablet or smartphone

  • Take up to 90 days to complete the course

  • Receive a certificate of course completion and digital badge for successfully completing the course which can be shared on social media (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter), downloaded as a PDF, or even embedded in an email signature

About this Course

In this 7-hour online course, students learn about preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). 

Topics include the prevalence of FASD in Canada, the four-part model of prevention, barriers to prevention, the importance of harm reduction, and the role of menpartners in preventing FASD.

Review the course curriculum below to see a more detailed list of the topics covered.  

Learners who successfully complete the course will earn a digital badge and certificate of course completion that can be downloaded and shared via social media. 

You will have access to the course for 90 days to work through the content.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Before we begin...

    • Welcome and Course Information

  • 2

    Lesson 1: Prevalence of FASD in Canada

    • Introduction

    • Prevalence of FASD in Canada

    • Social Determinants of Health

    • Special Populations

    • Summary

    • Lesson 1 Quiz

    • References

  • 3

    Lesson 2: FASD Prevention Models

    • Introduction

    • FASD Prevention Models

    • Four-Part Model of FASD Prevention

    • Video

    • Knowledge Check

    • Summary

    • Lesson 2 Quiz

    • References

  • 4

    Lesson 3: Prevention Levels 1 and 2

    • Introduction

    • Level 1 Approach to Prevention: Raising Awareness

    • Effective Prevention Messages

    • Level 2 Approach to Prevention: Brief Counselling

    • Effective Approaches to Brief Counselling

    • Summary

    • Lesson 3 Quiz

    • References

  • 5

    Lesson 4: Prevention Levels 3 and 4

    • Introduction

    • Level 3 Approaches Prevention: Specialized Prenatal Support

    • Level 4 Approaches to Prevention: Postpartum Support

    • Summary

    • Lesson 4 Quiz

    • References

  • 6

    Lesson 5: Barriers to FASD Prevention

    • Introduction

    • Barriers to FASD Prevention

    • Secondary Conditions of FASD

    • Prevention of Secondary Conditions

    • Barriers to Prevention of Secondary Conditions

    • Summary

    • Lesson 5 Quiz

    • References

  • 7

    Lesson 6: Harm Reduction Model

    • Introduction

    • What is Harm Reduction?

    • Woman-Centred Harm Reduction

    • Summary

    • Lesson 6 Quiz

    • References

  • 8

    Lesson 7: Partner Roles in FASD Prevention

    • Introduction

    • Partner Role in Maternal Alcohol Consumption

    • Paternal Alcohol Consumption

    • What Can Partners do to Support Pregnant Women?

    • Summary

    • Lesson 7 Quiz

    • References

  • 9

    Next steps

    • You're Almost Done

    • Before you go...

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