COMMUNICATION DISORDERS - HISTORY, ATTITUDES AND INNOVATIONS

HCS1CDH

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

What is 'normal' communication? Who can be considered to have a communication 'disability'? In this subject, you are encouraged to critically examine and consider the social construction of communication disability. You will consider how beliefs about communication disorders differ over time and across cultures, and how the lived experience of communication disabilities also varies.

Through online lectures, interviews, and resources, you will learn about treatments, stigma, and history through the prism of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.

The range of communication disorders considered in this subject include stuttering, cleft palate, autism, deafness, hearing loss, otitis media in indigenous populations, communication after a stroke, and other hearing disorders. Your learning in this subject will be assessed through an individual written assignment, an online quiz, and a group multimedia assignment.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGeraldine Bricker-Katz

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HZHCCA, HZHCAU, HZHCSW, HZHCSB, HZHCSP, HZHCSM, HZHCSS, HZHSSW, HZHSSB, HZHSSP, HZHSSM, HZHSSS.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Discuss and describe the impact of a given communication disorder upon a person's social, emotional, physical and financial wellbeing

Activities:
Students will complete an assignment exploring the lived experience of a specific communication disorder

02. Discuss and describe cultural health systems, beliefs, and socioeconomic factors that can impact upon a person with a communication disorder

Activities:
Students will complete an assignment in which the attitudes towards a specific communication disorder across cultures and/or time are explored

03. Describe the use of the International Classification of Function, Disability and Health in relation to a person with a given communication disorder

Activities:
Within the assignment exploring the lived experience of a communication disorder, students will are required to discuss the influence of the ICF model

04. Investigate and explain current information on the incidence, treatment innovations and community attitudes to a range of communication disorders

Activities:
Students will undertake an online quiz covering information on incidence, treatment innovations, and community atititudes toa range of communciaiton disorders

05. Discuss and describe the history of Speech Pathology and Audiology treatments in a range of communication disorders

Activities:
Students will complete an assignment in which the attitudes towards a specific communication disorder across cultures and/or time are explored

06. Develop an online media resource to clearly communicate, using accessibility principles, a key topic

Activities:
Students will use an online media platform to communicate a key topic effecitvely, whist implementing communicaiton accessibility principles

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Azul

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours collaborative based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Lecture Week: 31 - 31
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 35 - 40
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual written essay (1500 words)30 02, 03, 04, 05
One online quiz (word equivalence: 1000 words)30 04, 05
One group multimedia assignment (word equivalence: 1250 words)40 01, 03, 06

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Azul

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours collaborative based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Lecture Week: 31 - 31
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 35 - 40
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual written essay (1500 words)30 02, 03, 04, 05
One online quiz (word equivalence: 1000 words)30 04, 05
One group multimedia assignment (word equivalence: 1250 words)40 01, 03, 06

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeraldine Bricker-Katz

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours collaborative based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Lecture Week: 31 - 31
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 35 - 40
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual written essay (1500 words)30 02, 03, 04, 05
One online quiz (word equivalence: 1000 words)30 04, 05
One group multimedia assignment (word equivalence: 1250 words)40 01, 03, 06

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Azul

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours collaborative based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Lecture Week: 31 - 31
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 35 - 40
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual written essay (1500 words)30 02, 03, 04, 05
One online quiz (word equivalence: 1000 words)30 04, 05
One group multimedia assignment (word equivalence: 1250 words)40 01, 03, 06

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Azul

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours collaborative based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Lecture Week: 31 - 31
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 35 - 40
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual written essay (1500 words)30 02, 03, 04, 05
One online quiz (word equivalence: 1000 words)30 04, 05
One group multimedia assignment (word equivalence: 1250 words)40 01, 03, 06