|Gold Coast||Session 2||Session 2|
Students develop knowledge and skills required to assess, diagnose and treat adults and children with voice disorders; and also to conduct audiometry appraisal relevant to speech pathology practice. Students also learn to analyse and interpret audiological assessment information. Teaching and learning occurs through lectures, workshops and practical experiential tutorials.
Content will be delivered across two modules:
- Voice and voice disorders in adults and children including: types, characteristics and underlying mechanisms of voice disorders; assessment of voice, including identifying perceptual features of different voice disorders; intervention (e.g. goal setting and treatment strategies); and multidisciplinary teams managing voice disorders.
- Audiology for speech pathology practice including science of hearing, links between hearing impairment and communication disorders, practical involving an otoscopic examination, tympanometry and pure tone screening.
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe and conduct processes involved in a hearing screening assessment and describe results||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||predict possible impact of hearing disorders on communication and speech pathology practice when working with children and/or adults||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||conduct multidimensional assessment of voice using valid, reliable and responsive voice outcome measures and document outcomes of assessment and measure treatment effect||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||identify, plan, and justify speech pathology assessment for investigating concerns related to voice production in children and/or adults||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||analyse and interpret assessment data to inform clinical description, diagnosis, and prognosis of voice disorders in children and/or adults||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||plan, describe, and justify direct and indirect speech pathology interventions to target voice disorders in children and/or adults||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Colton, RH, Casper, JK & Leonard, R, 2011, Understanding voice problems: A physiological perspective for diagnosis and treatment, 4th edn, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD. ISBN: 9781609138745.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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