SL3002 - Swallowing Disabilities Across the Lifespan
|Student Contribution Band:
||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.
- demonstrate and educate others to conduct interventions to remediate or manage swallowing
- 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.
- Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
- Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
- Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
- Written > Client report 1 - (30%) - Individual
- Oral-presentation (group); performance/practice/product-practical assessment/practical
skill demonstration (individual) - (20%) - Group & Individual
- Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (%) - Individual.
Special Assessment Requirements
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.
||HS2403 AND SL2002 AND SL2003 AND SL2012 AND (SL2013 OR RH2002)
Study Period 2
|Census Date 26-Aug-2021
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 39 hours lectures
- 39 hours tutorials
- assessment and self-directed study
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