SL5200 - Advanced Practice in Dysphagia
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Healthcare Sciences
This subject is available to students who are enrolled in the Speech Pathology major
of the Master of Rehabilitation, Graduate Diploma of Rehabilitation, or Graduate Certificate
of Rehabilitation; Graduate Certificate of Rural Generalist Practice or Graduate Diploma
of Rural Generalist Practice. Completion of this subject may be used as evidence to
support an application for practising membership with Speech Pathology Australia,
however students are advised to discuss suitability with Speech Pathology Australia.
This subject will extend students theoretical knowledge concerning the diagnosis and
management of neonates, children and adults with complex swallowing disorders. The
locus of complexity may lie with the nature of the underlying impairment, overall
health and social situation, or the nature of the service delivery context. Emphasis
will be on application of evidence-based practice to client assessment and management
in community, acute hospital, rehabilitation, or palliative contexts to optimize feeding
and swallowing to improve quality of life. The subject will explore how evidence from
a range of contexts applies to rural, remote, tropical and Indigenous communities.
- critically appraise the evidence for the diagnosis, management and evaluation of dysphagia
in acquired and developmental clients at an advanced level;
- use advanced clinical reasoning skills and application of appraised evidence to formulate
speech pathology assessments and interventions for clients with complex dysphagia
- effectively communicate at an advanced level about complex cases with peers;
- measure and critique the outcomes of interventions for clients with complex presentation
of dysphagia, particularly in rural remote, tropical and indigenous contexts at an
- presentations (25%)
- assignments (50%)
- response to problem-based stimuli (25%).
Special Assessment Requirements
Must pass all items of assessment.
|Knowledge and skills commensurate with completion of speech pathology undergraduate
Study Period 5
|Census Date 07-May-2020
||Ms Louise Brown
||Ms Louise Brown, Ms Frances Cochrane.
- 12 hours lectures - Online lectures introducing core content
- 8 hours workshops/Seminars - Forum discussions, etc.
- 110 hours - Student self-directed learning activities
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
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