Module 3: Autism – Screening, Treatment, and Vaccine Controversy


This course covers autism - screening, treatment, and vaccine controversy. The content is presented based on the following topics: 

  • Terminology
  • History
  • Prevalence
  • Etiology
  • Clinical Signs
  • Identification and Diagnosis
  • Management

Intended Audience

Iowa Child Health Care Providers (CHCP), Pediatricians, Family Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners

Learning Objectives:

After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describeat least three signs or symptoms commonly demonstrated by an 18 month old child who might eventually be diagnosed as experience autism
  • Describeat least two current false theories regarding the etiology of autism and how you would explain to parents of a child with autism why each is valid
  • Stateat least two sources of contemporary and scientifically valid information you would use relating to Pervassive Developmental Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals identified

Domain 5: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

  • 5A2 Recognizes relationships that are affecting health in a community (e.g., relationships among health departments, hospitals, community health centers, primary care providers, schools, community-based organizations, and other types of organizations)

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace


1 ½ hours

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Royann Mraz, MD Nate Noble, DO

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

Register a free account

Creation and/or update

August 19, 2013