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SL3002 - Swallowing Disabilities Across the Lifespan

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Enrolment is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology, Speech Pathology IHCAP Program and the Bachelor of Speech Pathology Honours Programs.

This subject provides the foundation theoretical and professional skills necessary for competent practice in the assessment, diagnosis, rehabilitation and other intervention for swallowing difficulties across the lifespan. The anatomical, physiological and biomechanical processes of swallowing across the lifespan will be explored. Prevalence and causal factors of swallowing difficulties will be discussed. Current methods for assessment, diagnosis and intervention will be described, demonstrated and evaluated with respect to clinical reasoning skills and evidence-based practice. The impact of swallowing difficulties on activity and participation and multidisciplinary perspectives to management will be explored.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate and educate others to conduct interventions to remediate or manage swallowing disorders;
  • describe and evaluate aetiological, comorbid and contributing factors involved in swallowing disabilities in children and adults;
  • analyse, interpret and report assessment findings and make recommendations for interventions and future management for swallowing disabilities in children and adults.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (40%)
  • Invigilated > Other exams - (20%)
  • Invigilated > Quizzes or tests - (10%)
  • Hurdle demonstration of food/fluid modification - (%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (30%).

Special Assessment Requirements

Students must achieve at least 50% in each individual assessment item, 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.

Prerequisites: HS2403 AND SL2002 AND SL2003 AND SL2012 AND (SL2013 OR RH2002)

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Ms Louise Brown, Mr Roger Newman
Lecturers: Ms Louise Brown, Mr Roger Newman.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 39 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.