Gold CoastSession 2Session 2

Unit description

Extends students' intercultural communication and develops knowledge, skills and attitudes as a speech pathologist 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 explore ways to adapt profession specific assessment and intervention practices for diverse populations relevant to speech pathology practice in Australia.

Unit content

  • Intercultural communication and culturally responsive practice.  
  • Multilingualism and its development across the lifespan.
  • Inclusive assessment and intervention practices that facilitate people’s access to them, irrespective of their language, culture, gender, race, ethnicity, SES and place of living. Practices include translation and interpreter service and other service delivery options, such as telehealth.
  • Reflective practice.
  • Attendance at relevant University cultural events such as NAIDOC.

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

  • Hyter, YD & Salas-Provance, M, 2018, Culturally-responsive practices in speech, language and hearing sciences, Plural Publishing , San Diego CA.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Reflective writing20%
Practical skills30%

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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