Introduces students to the science of hearing and principles and methods of audiological assessment and interventions that overlap with speech pathology practice. The unit also introduces students to the speech pathology range of practice relating to voice and voice disorders and develops knowledge and skills relating to assessment, analysis and interpretation. Further, the unit introduces students to theories and methods relevant to the planning and implementing of interventions for children and adults with concerns related to voice use.
Content will be delivered across two main modules:
- Audiology for speech pathology practice
- Voice and voice disorders in adults and children
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 perceptual analysis of voice using appropriate tools and document outcomes of assessment||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
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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