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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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1analyse, interpret, and report speech pathology assessment data gathered from clients with acquired language and/or cognitive communication impairmentsKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2plan and justify speech pathology interventions and their implementation for clients with acquired language and/or cognitive communication impairmentsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3demonstrate assessment and/or intervention procedures for working with clients with acquired language and/or cognitive communication disordersIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse, interpret, and report speech pathology assessment data gathered from clients with acquired language and/or cognitive communication impairments
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. plan and justify speech pathology interventions and their implementation for clients with acquired language and/or cognitive communication impairments
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate assessment and/or intervention procedures for working with clients with acquired language and/or cognitive communication disorders
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • 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

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study40%
Case study60%
Exam: vivaSR
Notice

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

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

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