Gold CoastSession 1Session 1

Unit description

Prepares students for speech pathology practice when working with adults with acquired disorders of language and cognitive-communication. The unit will promote holistic, ethical, and inter-professional management of clients by applying principles of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.

Unit content

The unit will be broadly divided into two modules:

  1. Language and aphasia
  2. Cognition and cognitive-communication disorders

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 1

  • Papathanasiou, I, & Coppens, P, 2017, Aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders, 2nd edn, Jones & Bartlett Learning, Burlington, MA. ISBN: 9781284077315.
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)
Case study40%
Case study60%
Exam: vivaSR

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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