ASSESSMENT OF COMMUNICATION AND SWALLOWING

HCS4ACS

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject focuses on assessment and interpretation of clinical and instrumental data to explore communication and swallowing difficulties. You will apply knowledge of normal communication and swallowing processes to a clinical setting. A core component of clinical practice in speech pathology centres on performing accurate, valid and reliable assessments. You will gain theoretical and practical experience in conducting and interpreting speech pathology assessments. You will also develop related skills such as explaining assessments results and writing clinical reports for a variety of audiences.



SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorGeraldine Bricker-Katz

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: HZHSSP, HZHSSB, HZHCSP, HZHCSB and must have passed all first and second year subjects in the combined degree OR Students must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: HMSPB, HMSP and must have passed the bridging course or equivalent.

Co-requisites HCS4ISP

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Participate and contribute actively in Problem-Based Learning (PBL) tutorials

Activities:
PBL participation and formative assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Use a variety of resources to analyse and solve clinical scenarios related to the practice of speech pathology.

Activities:
PBL participation, formative assessment, anatomy quizzes and written exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Reflect on your own, and your PBL team's, collaborative performance in PBL activities and determine strategies and goals to enhance your ability to construct your own learning through PBL.

Activities:
PBL participation, formative assessment and written assignment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

04. Explain how communication and/or swallowing may be clinically impaired in infants, children, adolescents and adults.

Activities:
PBL participation, formative assessment, written assignment and written exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Explain the properties and purpose of different assessment data types collected, for a given clinical or instrumental assessment used in speech pathology assessment.

Activities:
PBL participation, formative assessment, anatomy quizzes, written assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)

06. Select, implement and adapt speech pathology assessments as appropriate for a given client. This includes consideration given to clients from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Activities:
PBL participation, formative assessment, anatomy quizzes, speech pathology analysis assignments and written exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

07. Quantify, describe and record speech pathology assessment data.

Activities:
PBL participation, formative assessment, anatomy quizzes, speech pathology analysis assignments and written exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

08. a; Develop a clinical interpretation from a given client's speech pathology assessment data using a practice-based evidence model. b; Communicate the findings of a clinical speech pathology assessment effectively to a given audience using an appropriate format and mode. c; Adopt a person-centred framework when conducting speech pathology assessment and diagnosisticpractices

Activities:
PBL participation, formative assessment, anatomy quizzes, speech pathology analysis assignments and written exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Week 09-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Azul

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 18
Seven 1.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 18 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Anatomy wet labs (practicals): 7 instances across the semester"

Lecture Week: 10 - 18
Seven 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 18 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Anatomy lectures: 7 instances across the semester"

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 25
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lectures: 13 instances across the semester"

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 25
Two 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Problem based learning tutorials: 13 cases (2 tutorials per week) across the semester"

Practical Week: 10 - 25
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Skills classes: 13 instances across the semester"

WorkShop Week: 24 - 24
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 24 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Additional skill class"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 09 - 09
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Orientation session"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 750-word individual written assignment; one 5 min. oral presentation.25 01, 03, 04, 05, 08
One 2-hour written examination. One individual reflective writing on problem based learning 250wdsA minimum of 50% is required on the exam is a hurdle requirement. he reflective writing task is a hurdle requirement.40 05, 04, 03, 02, 06, 07
Two 25 minute individual on-line anatomy quizzes equivalent to 250 words per quiz.10 02, 03, 06
Two 30 minute individual practical tasks requiring perceptual analysis of two cases15 03, 05, 06, 07
Analysis and Interpretation of children's speech data (1 hour)10 03, 05, 06, 07

Melbourne, 2018, Week 09-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeraldine Bricker-Katz

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 18
Seven 1.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 18 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Anatomy wet labs (practicals): 7 instances across the semester"

Lecture Week: 10 - 18
Seven 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 18 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Anatomy lectures: 7 instances across the semester"

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 25
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lectures: 13 instances across the semester"

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 25
Two 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Problem based learning tutorials: 13 cases (2 tutorials per week) across the semester"

Practical Week: 10 - 25
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Skills classes: 13 instances across the semester"

WorkShop Week: 24 - 24
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 24 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Additional skill class"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 09 - 09
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Orientation session"

Practical Week: 15 - 24
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Skills classes (split classes)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 750-word individual written assignment; one 5 min. oral presentation.25 01, 03, 04, 05, 08
One 2-hour written examination. One individual reflective writing on problem based learning 250wdsA minimum of 50% is required on the exam is a hurdle requirement. he reflective writing task is a hurdle requirement.40 05, 04, 03, 02, 06, 07
Two 25 minute individual on-line anatomy quizzes equivalent to 250 words per quiz.10 02, 03, 06
Two 30 minute individual practical tasks requiring perceptual analysis of two cases15 03, 05, 06, 07
Analysis and Interpretation of children's speech data (1 hour)10 03, 05, 06, 07