ASSESSMENT OF COMMUNICATION AND SWALLOWING

HCS4ACS

2014

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject focuses on assessment and interpretation of clinical and instrumental data as a means of exploring impairments in communication and swallowing. You will apply knowledge about normal communication and swallowing processes to a clinical setting where impairment is evident. 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 clinical assessment skills such as explaining the results of assessments and writing clinical reports for a variety of different audiences. This subject meets requirements for the La Trobe Essentials for the Future Ready program: Global Citizenship, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Sustainability thinking.  

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorTanya Serry

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Successful completion of first and second-year studies in the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Speech Pathology. Successful completion of the Bridging Course or equivalent for the Graduate Entry Master of Speech Pathology.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsArticulatory and phonological impairments: A clinical focus (4th ed.).PrescribedBauman-Waengler, J. (2012).AUSTRALIA: NICHOLAS TUNBRIDGE
ReadingsClinical voice disorders (4th ed.).PrescribedAronson, A., & Bless, D. (2009).AUSTRALIA: NICHOLAS TUNBRIDGE
ReadingsDysphagia: Clinical management in adults and children.PrescribedGroher, M. E., & Crary, M. A. (2010).ST LOUIS: ELSEVIER MOSBY.
ReadingsLanguage disorders from infancy through adolescence: Assessment and intervention (4th ed.).PrescribedPaul, R. (2011).AUSTRALIA: NICHOLAS TUNBRIDGE
ReadingsLanguage intervention strategies in adult aphasia (5th ed.).PrescribedChapey, R. (2008).BALTIMORE, MD: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.
ReadingsMotor speech disorders: Substrates, differential diagnosis and management (3rd.).PrescribedDuffy, J. R. (2012).ST LOUIS: ELSEVIER MOSBY.
ReadingsThe stutterer's survival guide.(2nd edn.)PrescribedTunbridge, N. (2010).AUSTRALIA: NICHOLAS TUNBRIDGE
ReadingsUnderstanding voice problems. A physiological perspective for diagnosis and treatment. (4th edn)PrescribedColton, R. H., Casper, J. K., & Leonard, R. (2011).BALTIMORE: WILLIAMS AND WILKINS.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Week 10-24, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Azul

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 16
Seven 1.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Anatomy practicals in academic weeks: 10-16"

Lecture Week: 10 - 16
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Anatomy Lecture"

Lecture Week: 10 - 24
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"To attend 13 weeks of lectures over 15 weeks."

Lecture Week: 22 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Perceptual evaluation"

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 24
Two 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Problem based learning for 13 weeks over 15 weeks"

Practical Week: 10 - 24
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"To attend 13 workshops over 15 weeks."

WorkShop Week: 23 - 23
One 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Skill Class held in academic calendar week 23"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 2-hour written examinationStudents must pass examination as a hurdle requirement in order to pass the subject50
one 750-word indiv. written assignment; one 5-minute oral presentation; one 1-500 word reflectiveThis task incorporates an oral, a writtten and a reflective component.20
one individual reflective writing on PBL (equiv to 500 words)Hurdle requirement: students must pass in order to pass the subject0
two 20-minute individual on-line anatomy quizzes equivalent to 250 words per quiz.10
two 25-min indiv. practical tasks requiring perceptual analysis of two cases (equiv to 2,000 words)Hurdle requirement; students must pass each case with a mimimum of 50%. Marks between 35-49% will result in a supplementary exam. A result lower than 35% is a fail20

Melbourne, 2014, Week 10-24, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTanya Serry

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 23 - 23
One 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Skills workshop held in academic week: 23"

Tutorial Week: 24 - 24
Two 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 24 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 13 - 24
One 2.0 hours practical other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 13 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Skills classes held in academic calendar weeks: 13, 14, 15 and 24"

Practical Week: 12 - 22
One 2.0 hours practical other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Skills Classes held in academic calendar weeks: 12; 19-22"

Practical Week: 10 - 16
One 2.0 hours practical other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Skills Class held in academic calendar weeks: 10, 11 and 16"

Practical Week: 10 - 16
One 1.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Anatomy Practicals"

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 24
Two 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"PBL tutorial"

Lecture Week: 22 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Perceptual evauluation"

Lecture Week: 10 - 24
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"To attend 13 lectures during the 15 weeks teaching period"

Lecture Week: 10 - 16
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Anatomy lecture for seven weeks held academic calendar weeks: 10-16"

Examination Week: 21 - 21
One 1.5 hours examination per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 2-hour written examinationStudents must pass examination as a hurdle requirement in order to pass the subject50
one 750-word indiv. written assignment; one 5-minute oral presentation; one 1-500 word reflectiveThis task incorporates an oral, a writtten and a reflective component.20
one individual reflective writing on PBL (equiv to 500 words)Hurdle requirement: students must pass in order to pass the subject0
two 20-minute individual on-line anatomy quizzes equivalent to 250 words per quiz.10
two 25-min indiv. practical tasks requiring perceptual analysis of two cases (equiv to 2,000 words)Hurdle requirement; students must pass each case with a mimimum of 50%. Marks between 35-49% will result in a supplementary exam. A result lower than 35% is a fail20