|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 speech pathology competence when working with clients with acquired language impairments. This includes assessment, diagnosis and intervention planning. The subject covers a variety of aetiological factors (i.e. underlying causes of language impairment) such as left hemisphere stroke, right hemisphere stroke, traumatic brain injury and degenerative neurological conditions such as the dementias. This subject explores theoretical models of language processing as they are relevant to the assessment of acquired language impairments. The impact of acquired language disorders on activity and participation in community contexts will be explored.
|Prerequisites:||HS2402 AND HS2403 AND SL2002 AND SL2003 AND SL2012 AND RH2002|
|Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal|
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019|
|Coordinator:||Ms Frances Cochrane|
|Lecturer:||Ms Louise Brown.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (30%); quizzes or tests (25%); presentations (15%); assignments (30%); hurdle in-class assessment demonstration (%).|
|Special Assessment Requirements:||Students must achieve at least 50% in every individual assessment item, must pass the non-weighted hurdle assessment, 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.|
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.