MIMS Education

Autism 101

Autism 101

Family MedicineGeneral Practice
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About this course

Autism spectrum disorder is a complex neurodevelopmental condition characterized by distinctive social impairments along with restricted and repetitive behaviors in children. Early identification through routine screening is crucial for timely intervention. Primary care physicians play a key role in the identification of individuals with autism that leads to early intervention and improves their functional independence and overall quality of life.

This e-learning module aims to discuss what is autism spectrum disorder, how it is diagnosed, and what is the appropriate management approach to this condition.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Understand autism and recognize its signs in individuals
  • Learn about the diagnostic criteria and assessment approach for autism
  • Have a deeper understanding on the management options for children with autism

Topics covered

  • Epidemiology and Etiology of Autism
  • Recognition of Autism in Individuals
    • Diagnostic Criteria (DSM 5)
    • Developmental Course
    • Screening, Assessment, Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Management of Children with Autism
  • Outcome of Children with Autism

Speaker for this course

Ana Katherina R. Go, MD, DPPS, DPSDBP
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician
Southern Philippines Medical Center
Metro Davao Medical and Research Center

1 CPD Point Available

  • Score at least 80% on the quiz.
  • A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CPD points.

Keywords: autism, autism spectrum disorder, what is autism, neurodevelopmental disorder, DSM-5