|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||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 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, and 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 the influence of work and community contexts on clients of differing age, culture and ability. In addition, students will explore how foundation knowledge of anatomy, physiology, psychology, linguistics and phonetics relates to communication and swallowing disorders.
Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties; pass every assessment item; participate in at least 80% of scheduled classes and all professional experience activities.
|Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1|
|Census Date 25-Mar-2021|
|Lecturers:||Dr Trish Wielandt, Ms Louise Brown, Mr Gareth Lloyd.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
Note: 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 official information.