GMS6778: Introduction to ASD
This course provides an overview of basic characteristics, historical perspectives and trends in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A foundational course in the Professional Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder, it helps prepare students interested in medicine, psychology, education, public health, allied health professions and other fields.
GMS6776: Neurobiology (Biomedical Aspects) of ASD
This course focuses on the complex factors that contribute to the development and characteristics associated with ASD. It covers genetics, neuropathology, structural and functional brain changes as indexed by neuroimaging, risk factors, biomarkers and relevant animal models.
GMS6775: ASD Treatment & Intervention
This course is a comprehensive review of the principles of evidence-based medical and non-medical practice in the treatment and intervention of autism spectrum disorder, with a focus on both pre-school and school-age children.
GMS6777: ASD Supports and Services Across the Lifespan
This course explores the trajectory of autism spectrum disorder and the range of possible supports and services available across the lifespan, including person-centered planning, transition to post-secondary education and adulthood, independent living skills, employment and family support.