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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Extends students' abilities, skills and knowledge of intercultural communication and culturally responsive practice. The unit prepares students for speech pathology practice when working with diversity associated with language, culture, gender, race, ethnicity, SES and/or place of living, be that in urban, suburban, regional, rural or remote locations. Students will explore ways to learn about and value diversity and adapt profession specific assessment and intervention practices for diverse populations relevant to speech pathology practice in Australia.

Unit content

  • Intercultural communication and models of Culturally Responsive Practice (CRP), including cultural humility, cultural self-awareness, cultural knowledge and culturally reciprocity.
  • Awareness and knowledge of critical self-reflection and becoming a reflective practitioner
  • Multilingualism and its development across the lifespan
  • Inclusive assessment and intervention practices that facilitate culturally responsive speech pathology management irrespective language, culture, gender, race, ethnicity, SES and place of living
  • Cultural awareness and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Factors relevant to working in diverse contexts including rural and remote settings
  • Attendance at relevant University cultural events such as NAIDOC week

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate understanding of the elements of culturally responsive practice including cultural humility, self-awareness, cultural knowledge and/or cultural reciprocityKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
2demonstrate critical self-reflection and reflective practice as it relates to diversity in speech pathologyKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
3demonstrate the ability to learn about the cultural and linguistic profile of another person through the form of an ethnographic interview Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
4demonstrate understanding of the factors relevant to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and/or working in diverse contexts including rural and remote settingsIntellectual rigourCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate understanding of the elements of culturally responsive practice including cultural humility, self-awareness, cultural knowledge and/or cultural reciprocity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. demonstrate critical self-reflection and reflective practice as it relates to diversity in speech pathology
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. demonstrate the ability to learn about the cultural and linguistic profile of another person through the form of an ethnographic interview
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. demonstrate understanding of the factors relevant to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and/or working in diverse contexts including rural and remote settings
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Reflective writing20%
Clinical skills30%
Presentation25%
Report on presentation25%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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