Module 3: Autism – Screening, Treatment, and Vaccine Controversy

Course Summary

1. Title: Module 3: Autism – Screening,
Treatment, and Vaccine Controversy

2. Keywords/Themes: Autism, Asperger syndrome,
pervasive developmental disorder (NOS), Rett syndrome, Childhood disintegrative
disorder, public policy, vaccines, genetics,

3.
Course Description:

This course
covers autism - screening, treatment, and vaccine controversy. The content is
presented based on the following topics:

·        

Terminology

·        

History

·        

Prevalence

·        

Etiology

·        

Clinical signs

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Identification and diagnosis

·        

Management 

4. Intended
Audience: Iowa Child Health Care Providers (CHCP), Pediatricians, Family
Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners

5. Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, participants
will be able to:

  • Describe at
    least three signs or symptoms commonly demonstrated by an 18 month old
    child who might eventually be diagnosed as experiencing autism,
  • Describe at
    least two current false theories regarding the etiology of autism and how
    you would explain to parents of a child with autism why each is not valid,
    and,
  • State at
    least two sources of contemporary and scientifically valid information you
    would use relating to Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Autism
    Spectrum Disorder.

6. Pre-requisites/Learning Level: No pre-requisites

7. Competencies addressed:

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals
identified:

Domain 5: Community Dimensions of Practice
Skills




5A2. Recognizes relationships that are affecting health in a community (e.g.,
relationships among health departments, hospitals, community health centers,
primary care providers, schools, community-based organizations, and other types
of organizations)

8. CEUs Offered: None

9. Cost: Free

10. Modality/format: Online Self-Pace

11. Length: 1 1/2 hours

12. Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts: Royann Mraz, MD
Nate Noble, DO

13. Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

14. Registration requirements: Register a free account

15. Creation and/or update: August 19, 2013