SL3002 - Swallowing Disabilities Across the Lifespan
|Student Contribution Band:
||Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)
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 will provide the theoretical foundation and skill base necessary for
competent practice in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment/management of clients
who have swallowing disabilities across the lifespan, head and neck cancer, trachestomy
and laryngectomy will also be discussed. Aetiological factors causing swallowing problems
of people of any age will be described. Methods of assessment including informal,
formal and instrumental approaches will be addressed. Diagnostic and treatment planning
skills will be developed. Direct treatment approaches as well as compensatory and
education intervention strategies will be described. The effects of swallowing disabilities
and head and neck problems on activities and participation across the lifespan will
also be a focus of discussion.
- able to report on findings and make recommendations for future management for swallowing
- able to demonstrate awareness of aetiological factors involved in swallowing disabilities;
and select and administer appropriate informal and formal assessments for analysing
the swallowing function;
- able to develop comprehensive and detailed plans for intervention for swallowing disabilities
and will understand their role in working with others to ensure optimum patient management;
- able to analyse and interpret findings with regard to knowledge of normal swallowing
function across the lifespan; and identify further information and referral requirements
for swallowing disabilities across the lifespan;
- demonstrate knowledge of the speech pathologists role in provision of counselling
and intervention strategies (including oesophageal speech, tracheo-oesophageal puncture
speech and artificial larynx training procedures) for people requiring a larngectomy
in the pre and post-operative stages.
||HS2402 AND HS2403 AND SL2002 AND SL2003 AND (SL2004 OR SL2012) AND RH2002
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
||Mr Roger Newman
||<Person not found>, Mr Roger Newman.
- 39 hours lectures
- 39 hours tutorials
||end of semester exam (25% - 35%); quizzes or tests (30% - 40%); assignments (40% - 50%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Students must achieve a minimum of 50% for all assessment components. Students are
required to attend a minimum of 80% of all tutorials, workshops and practical sessions.
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