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SL3004 - Acquired Language Impairments

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 prepares students for practice in working with clients presenting with acquired language disorders. This subjects builds on prior learning in areas of neurology, linguistics, and clinical processes to support development of clinical reasoning associated with assessment, description and diagnosis, and intervention planning when working with clients with acquired language disorders and cognitive impairments arising secondary to a variety of aetiologies. The subject will also include evaluation of acquired language disorders and aligned speech pathology practices in the context of providing culturally and linguistically responsive services with particular reference to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families, and communities.

Learning Outcomes

  • plan and justify holistic speech pathology assessment practices for clients presenting with acquired language disorders;
  • analyse, synthesise, and interpret speech pathology assessment data relating to acquired language disorders;
  • critically evaluate speech pathology intervention practices for clients presenting with acquired language disorders with reference to appropriate scientific evidence and client-centred frameworks;
  • plan and justify holistic speech pathology intervention practices for clients presenting with acquired language disorders;
  • apply knowledge of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families, and communities within the context of speech pathology management of acquired language disorders.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (40%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (30%)
  • Online quiz - (10%)
  • Group blog/wiki - (20%).

Special Assessment Requirements

Students must achieve at least 50% in every individual assessment item and must 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: HS2402 AND HS2403 AND SL2002 AND SL2003 AND SL2012 AND (SL2013 OR RH2002)

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Dr Chris Plant
Lecturers: Ms Frances Cochrane, Dr Chris Plant.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours tutorials
  • 26 hours online lectures
  • 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.