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 and treatment/management of swallowing
disabilities across the lifespan. Prevalence and causal factors of swallowing disabilities
will be discussed. Current evidence-based methods for assessment, diagnosis, rehabilitation
and other intervention will be described, demonstrated and evaluated with respect
to clinical reasoning skills and evidence-based practice. The impact of swallowing
disabilities on activity and participation and multidisciplinary perspectives to management
will be explored.
- describe aetiological factors involved in swallowing disabilities;
- select and administer appropriate informal and formal assessments for analysing the
- analyse, interpret and report assessment findings and make recommendations for interventions
and future management for swallowing disabilities;
- demonstrate and educate others to conduct interventions to remediate or manage swallowing
||HS2402 AND HS2403 AND SL2002 AND SL2003 AND SL2012 AND RH2002
Study Period 2
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019
||Mr Roger Newman
||Ms Louise Brown, Mr Roger Newman.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 39 hours lectures
- 39 hours workshops/Seminars
- assessment and self-directed study
||end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (10%); presentations (20%); assignments (30%); hurdle - group demonstration of modification of food and fluid for intervention (%).
|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.
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