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Prenatal Screening and Down syndrome

Prenatal Screening and Down syndrome
At the end of this eLearning course, you will be able to:
1. Explain what Down syndrome is;
2. Describe what informed consent is, and how this relates to prenatal screening;
3. Outline the screening and diagnosis options, and discuss the difference between screening and diagnosis;
4. Explore how best to communicate with women about prenatal screening, including how and who to refer families to, to support informed decision making; and
5. Consider how midwives can best support and care for women and their families surrounding prenatal screening, options and decision-making in a way which respects diversity as well as a woman’s right to make an informed choice.

This course is free to access for all and is accredited by the Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine.