Gold CoastSession 2Session 2

Unit description

Extends students' abilities, skills and knowledge of intercultural communication and culturally responsive practice. The unit prepares students for speech pathology practice when 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 will explore ways to learn about and value diversity and adapt profession specific assessment and intervention practices for diverse populations relevant to speech pathology practice in Australia.

Unit content

  • Intercultural communication and models of Culturally Responsive Practice (CRP), including cultural humility, cultural self-awareness, cultural knowledge and culturally reciprocity.
  • Awareness and knowledge of critical self-reflection and becoming a reflective practitioner
  • Multilingualism and its development across the lifespan
  • Inclusive assessment and intervention practices that facilitate culturally responsive speech pathology management irrespective language, culture, gender, race, ethnicity, SES and place of living
  • Cultural awareness and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Factors relevant to working in diverse contexts including rural and remote settings
  • Attendance at relevant University cultural events such as NAIDOC week

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

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
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%
Clinical skills30%
Report on presentation25%

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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