Undergraduate and graduate level courses on FASDs

Arctic FASD RTC is once more offering a series of three intensive one-credit college-level courses on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders through the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). 

These courses are offered in a distance delivery format (online) through the Department of Psychology at UAA. 

The course content covers FASD-related topics and is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Competency-Based Curriculum

A copy of the course overview can be found here (PDF). Course descriptions can be found here (PDF).

Each course is offered at both an undergraduate (A490) and graduate (A690) level. 

Students wishing to register for the graduate level course (PSY A690) must have 'graduate standing'. This means a completed bachelor's degree or enrollment in a graduate degree program such as an MA, MS, or PhD program, or a professional program (MD, OD, etc.).

They are also listed in the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Internet Course Exchange (WICHE ICE) Catalog General Course List

ALL UAA admission, tuition policies, and requirements apply.

PSY A490/A690 Section 252 - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Basic Foundations, Screening, and Brief Interventions

Course Title: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Basic foundations, screening, and brief interventions

Course Dates: January 13 - February 16, 2014

Credit Hours: 1 semester hour (1 credit)

Course Description:

This course will cover basic biomedical foundations of FASDs, screening and brief interventions for alcohol use during pregnancy, and current models of addiction. Basic biomedical foundations and clinical issues, overview of epidemiological and psycho-social-cultural aspects of FASDs, effective screening and brief intervention strategies, and overview of current models of alcohol use and addictions will be addressed. Content is useful for various disciplines (i.e. psychology, social work, human relations, nursing, education, and allied health).

CRNs:

A CRN is the number used to register for a course via UA Online. Please make sure you use the correct CRN when you are registering.

Note: To register for PSY A690, you must have 'graduate standing' - you must have completed a bachelor's degree or be enrolled in a graduate degree program (MA, MS, PhD, or professional - MD, OD, etc.).

PSY A490: 39687

PSY A690: 39689

PSY A490/A690 Section 253 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Biological Effects, Diagnosis and Assessment, and Treatment across the Life Span

Course Title: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Biological effects, diagnosis and assessment, and treatment across the life span

Course Dates: February 17 - March 30

Credit Hours: 1 semester hour (1 credit)

Course Description:

This course will cover the effects of alcohol on the developing embryo and fetus; processes for screening, diagnosing and assessing FASD and other prenatal alcohol-related disorders; and various treatment and family support services and resources. Special focus will be placed on the developmental and functional concerns for individuals with FASDs and their families across the lifespan. Content is useful for various disciplines (i.e. psychology, social work, human relations, nursing, education, and allied health).

CRNs:

A CRN is the number used to register for a course via UA Online. Please make sure you use the correct CRN when you are registering.

Note: To register for PSY A690, you must have 'graduate standing' - you must have completed a bachelor's degree or be enrolled in a graduate degree program (MA, MS, PhD, or professional - MD, OD, etc.).

PSY A490: 39692

PSY A690: 39695

PSY A490/A690 Section 254 - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Ethical, Legal, and Policy Issues

Course Title: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Ethical, legal and policy issues

Course Dates: March 31 - May 3, 2014

Credit Hours: 1 semester hour (1 credit)

Course Description:

This course will take a social action perspective in exploring ethical, legal and policy issues related to FASDs in Alaska. Content will include, but not be limited to, confidentiality issues, fetal rights and maternal-fetal relationship, limitation of coercive and punitive approaches to FASD prevention, and public health approaches (education and substance abuse treatment). Content is useful for various disciplines (i.e. public health, psychology, social work, human relations, nursing, education, and allied health).

CRNs:

A CRN is the number used to register for a course via UA Online. Please make sure you use the correct CRN when you are registering.

Note: To register for PSY A690, you must have 'graduate standing' - you must have completed a bachelor's degree or be enrolled in a graduate degree program (MA, MS, PhD, or professional - MD, OD, etc.).

PSY A490: 39701

PSY A690: 39703

Registration

While enrollment in or admission to a degree-seeking program is not required to register for these courses, everyone who takes classes at UAA, either online or in a traditional classroom, must be admitted as either a non-degree-seeking student or a certificate/degree-seeking student.

These courses will be offered online during the Spring 2014 semester. Registration for these courses is now available via UAOnline.

Registration/admission for new or non-degree-seeking students

For new or non-degree-seeking students admission is a quick and easy process. Click here to apply for admission as a non-degree-seeking student. 

(UAA has gone to a paperless application process; all applications must be completed and submitted online. Please note that non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.)

Registration for current UAA students

Current UAA students can register by simply logging in to UAOnline and following the prompts.

Tuition & Fees

All UAA tuition and fee policies and requirements apply, including add/drop and withdrawal policies. Please see Catalogs and Scheduling and click on Class Listings for more information. The Spring 2014 Class Listing will contain all the information you will need concerning admissions, registration, and payment. This is available on the University of Alaska Anchorage website.

All admission applications, course registration must be completed through UAOnline. Tuition and fee payment can be done through UAOnline or in person at the Cashier's Office at the University Center.