Alcohol and tobacco exposure during early life: impacts on fetus and child


About this e-learning course:


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Alcohol and tobacco exposure during early life: impacts on fetus and child.

This e-module will help medical practitioners to be more confident when talking to women and delivering consistent, clear messages about alcohol and/or tobacco use and the risks associated in pregnancy.  

By the end of this module, learners will be able to:

  • Explain to a person that is pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, why  there is no recommended safe level of fetal exposure to tobacco or alcohol.
  • Describe to a person that is pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, how  alcohol and tobacco interfere with fetal development, using scientific evidence.
  • Describe to a person that is pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, the scientific evidence around the risks to infants of fetal and neo-natal exposure to alcohol or tobacco.
  • Support women to make long term behaviour changes to improve their health during and after pregnancy to support healthy outcomes for their child.

The content for this e-module was created together by the Health Promotion Agency, the National Institute of Health Innovation (NIHI) and Healthy Start Professional Development, and was designed by CORE Education.

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Enrolment information

This e-learning programme made up of one module and should take around 30 minutes to complete.
 

It is free to health practitioners and educators working with mothers, children and whānau through funding from the Ministry of Health.

To do this course, you must first register with the Healthy Start Workforce Project.  You register for the course here.

 

If you've already registered and you want to begin the course, you can find it here.

 

Professional development hours/points

 

Professional development points for this trianing is pending. 

Health professionals will gain the knowledge needed to provide clear explanations and encourage healthy choices for life-long health.  Attendees are encouraged to attend Healthy Conversation Skills training for support to successfully approach these topics with clients and promote behaviour change.