After participating in this module, it is expected that students will be able to:
- List 3 physical, behavioral, and cognitive abnormalities of a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
- Describe the physiochemical features of alcohol that explain its ability to cross the placenta so easily.
- List the steps in neurogenesis.
- Define “oxygen radical.”
- Explain why oxygen radicals are unstable.
- Explain why a reactive oxygen species can be damaging to cells.
- List the regions of the brain that are the most sensitive to alcohol exposure during development.
After participating in this module, it is expected that students may be able to:
- Describe the features of a compound that would enhance its ability to cross the placenta.
- Explain why alcohol exposure at different times of development can cause different effects.
- Identify specific brain regions that underlie specific behaviors.