COMMUNICATION AND SWALLOWING ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

HCS2CSL

2015

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Human communication and swallowing evolve across the lifespan. Through lectures, workshops, transcription and analysis of language samples, and the development of new resources for the community, you will learn about the different elements of human communication and swallowing. You will explore the underlying neurological, cognitive, perceptual, sensory and motor components that support communication and swallowing. You will be able to describe how communication and swallowing abilities develop from infancy through to old age and understand the factors that influence this development. This knowledge will provide you with a sound foundation to understand the scope of practice of speech pathology and audiology.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorRobyn O'Halloran

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisites HCS2ACW

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLanguage development: An introductionPrescribedOwens, R., 20148TH EDN PEARSON NEW INTERNATIONAL EDITION, PEARSON, HARLOW.
ReadingsIntroduction to communication disorders: A lifespan evidence-based perspectiveRecommendedOwens, R, Metz, D and Farinella 20144TH EDN, PEARSON NEW INTERNATIONAL EDITION, PEARSON, HARLOW.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Define the components of communicationand swallowing

Activities:
Lectures, workshops, analysis of audiovisual material, practical tasks

02. Analyse how communication and swallowing evolves over a lifespan

Activities:
Lectures, guest lectures, workshops, and written work

03. Analyse communication and swallowing behaviours and determine if they are within the normal range.

Activities:
Lectures, guest lectures, workshops, analysis of audiovisual material, practical tasks.

04. Apply the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health to communication and swallowing.

Activities:
Lectures, workshops and analysis of audiovisual material

05. Define the scope of practice of the speech pathology and audiology professions.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBernice Mathisen

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop
Two 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual practical assessment20 01, 03, 02
One 1,000 equivalent written work10 02, 04
One 1,000-word essay10 04, 02
One 2-hour examination40 05, 04, 01, 02, 03
Transcription and analysis of a language sample (2000-word equivalent)20 03, 01

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobyn O'Halloran

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Two 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lecture times may commence at 8.00am (to be confirmed on the dept's timetable)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual practical assessment20 01, 03, 02
One 1,000 equivalent written work10 02, 04
One 1,000-word essay10 04, 02
One 2-hour examination40 05, 04, 01, 02, 03
Transcription and analysis of a language sample (2000-word equivalent)20 03, 01