Demonstrating Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in the Laboratory
22/05/2019 - 22/05/2019
9:30AM - 12:30PM
Medical Biology Centre, Anatomy licenced area
Open to students enrolled on UG programmes in Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term used to define a range of birth defects caused by alcohol. In 2016 the British Medical Association (BMA) recommended that training on prevention, diagnosis and management of FASD among healthcare professionals should be integrated into undergraduate programmes.
This study aims to address these concerns by exploring the impact of alcohol in early pregnancy amongst student healthcare professionals. Participation in the workshop will afford students opportunities to work with a model of fetal alcohol syndrome, analyse associated experimental data and discuss difficulties using diagnostic criteria associated with FASD in the UK.