Unit description

Extend students' intercultural competence and develop their knowledge about working as health professionals in rural and remote settings. Students explore ways to adapt profession specific assessment and intervention practices for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) contexts and will apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes to speech pathology professional practices.

Unit content

  1. Intercultural competence
  2. Bilingualism and its development across the lifespan 
  3. Inclusive professional and care practices that facilitate client’s access to them, irrespective of their background: ability, language and culture, SES and locale (rural and remote). Practices include:
    • Assessment and analysis of data
    • Intervention
    • Education
    • Prevention
  4. Technical devices that enable delivery of care remotely such as telehealth 

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Students will be directed to journal articles , Students will be directed to chapters from existing text books.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour twice per week
Tutorial on-site 1 hour twice per week
Structured online learning  4 hours  (Week 1)
Exam: closed book60%

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

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Fee information


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