This unit builds on Speech Pathology Cases 1 by further exploring speech pathology practice in a range of new situations with integration of factors that introduce clinical complexity to the management of communication and swallowing disorders. Students will engage with content via inquiry, case-based, and reflective learning activities with reference to practice areas and professional engagement. Clinical case studies will also be considered in the broader professional, regulatory, ethical and legal contexts in which speech pathology practice occurs. The unit will further support development of a range of clinical skills through simulated and authentic experiential learning opportunities.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HHB7002

Prerequisites

HHB7001 - Speech Pathology Cases 1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Formulate speech pathology assessment plans to investigate function, activity, and participation in situations where communicative participation is impacted by intellectual and/or physical disability;  
  2. Exemplify holistic analysis and integration of assessment data in situations where function is impacted by intellectual and/or physical disability;  
  3. Formulate and justify speech pathology intervention plans in situations where function is impacted by intellectual and/or physical disability;  
  4. Investigate communication from a multimodal perspective and hypothesise how modifications to preferred communication modalities may impact communicative participation; and  
  5. Demonstrate innovative methods to support communicative participation with clients impacted by intellectual and/or physical disability through principles of multimodality of communication.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Literature Review Review of communication and/or swallowing difficulties and the role of speech pathology (2000 words) 30%
Report One (1) written report detailing assessment and intervention planning for a client with communication and/or swallowing difficulties (2500 words) 40%
Presentation Presentation exemplifying and critiquing one multimodal intervention approach for clients with communication and/or swallowing difficulties (20mins) 30%

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