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Unit description

Students participate in 96hrs of work integrated learning for up to 12 weeks to demonstrate, with a low level of support, competence in assessment of, and intervention for, adults presenting with communication and swallowing concerns. Students apply clinical reasoning, professional and interdisciplinary skills to a range of client presentations from diverse service delivery and care settings. 

Unit content

  1. Communication and swallowing disorders in neurodegenerative diseases
  2. Communication and swallowing disorders in cerebral palsy 
  3. Communication and swallowing disorders in palliative care
  4. Communication and swallowing disorders in cancer care
  5. Multimodal and alternative and augmentative communication: assessment and intervention for adults
  6. Working with diverse client populations and services 

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1discuss assessment and analysis approaches to adults with diverse communication and/or swallowing needs using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Framework and other models
2discuss intervention plans and demonstrate their application for adults with diverse communication and/or swallowing needs using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Framework and other models
3demonstrate professional and clinical competence, with low level support, working with clients in a work integrated learning environment

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

  1. discuss assessment and analysis approaches to adults with diverse communication and/or swallowing needs using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Framework and other models
  2. discuss intervention plans and demonstrate their application for adults with diverse communication and/or swallowing needs using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Framework and other models
  3. demonstrate professional and clinical competence, with low level support, working with clients in a work integrated learning environment

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

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Fee information

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