SL1001 - Introduction to Speech Pathology
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Healthcare Sciences
This subject introduces students to the profession, ethics and practice of speech
pathology in Australia. Students will be introduced to the professional competencies
for speech pathology and the nature and range of core communication and swallowing
abilities and impairments commonly assessed and managed in speech pathology practice.
Students will begin developing professional communication skills, including the use
of information technology, spoken and written communication for academic and clinical
purposes. Academic literacy, numeracy and reasoning skills for speech pathology practice
will be developed. Students will explore how work and community contexts interface
with clients of differing age, culture and disorders. In addition, students will explore
how foundation knowledge of anatomy, physiology, linguistics and phonetics relates
to communication and swallowing disorders.
- describe simple models of normal communication and explain how communication disorders
may restrict quality of life, activity, participation and well being;
- describe the primary features of developmental and acquired speech, language, voice,
fluency and swallowing impairments, and multimodal communication;
- describe the professional competencies for speech pathology;
- demonstrate competent communication and numeracy skills as relevant to academic contexts;
- describe how foundation knowledge of anatomy, physiology, linguistics and phonetics,
and key health frameworks relates to speech pathology practice.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Ms Louise Brown
||Ms Louise Brown, Ms Mandi Hollins.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
- 26 hours lectures
- 39 hours workshops/Seminars
- 4 hours professional experience
- assessment and self-directed study
||end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (20%); hurdle participation in and report on play group (%); learning plan (10%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Students must achieve at least 50% in each individual assessment item, must pass the
non-weighted hurdle assessment, and achieve at least 50% overall in order to pass
the subject. Students are required to attend and actively participate in at least
80% of all scheduled classes.
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement
process, and in case of
minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest