Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder course for Medical Doctors

Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

This session focuses on the causes and presentations of autism spectrum disorders and will help you to identify children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Identify the core features of ASD and gain an understanding of the variability in its presentation
  • Describe the epidemiology of ASD and some of the current concepts regarding the neurobiological basis of ASD
  • List the possible causative factors of ASD including genetics and environmental factors
  • Explain the complexity of ASD and co-existing conditions
  • Identify some of the difficulties encountered in diagnosis
  • Describe school-based and tiered multidisciplinary assessment

This session uses self assessments that help you check what you have learnt. You do not have to use them and your answers are not seen by anyone else.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should complete the following HSC sessions:

  • The Health School Child Programme in Context (411-001)
  • The School Health Team (411-002)
  • Introduction to Special Educational Needs (411-011)
  • Assessment of Special Educational Needs (411-012)
Instructors / Speakers
Daphne Keen,
Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician

Dr Daphne Keen is a Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician at St. George’s Hospital in London with particular interest and experience in the management of children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and related neurodevelopmental disorders. She has had a longstanding involvement in the Paediatric Mental Health Association (previously BPMHG) and the development of the RCPCH Child Mental Health subspecialty.

Stacy John-Legere,
Consultant Paediatrician in Community Paediatrics

Dr. Stacy John-Legere is a consultant community paediatrician, at Evelina London, GSTT NHS Foundation Trust. She is particularly interested in late childhood and adolescent developmental health issues, including diagnosis and management of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and associated conditions in the older child.

Lorraine Wicksey,
Community Paediatrics and Neurodisability

Dr Lorraine Wicksey was an ST3 Paediatrics trainee on placement at St George’s Hospital in London. Her current post is Community Paediatrics and Neurodisability.

Online Learning
Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder course for Medical Doctors
Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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