NORMAL COMMUNICATION AND SWALLOWING PROCESSES

HCS2NCP

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Building on their studies in year 1, students will begin to acquire the knowledge necessary to practice competently as speech pathologists and audiologist. In this subject students describe the principles and mechanisms underlying normal communication (hearing, speech and language) and swallowing across the lifespan. Students acquire knowledge in the following areas: models of human communication and swallowing; the contribution of basic sensory, perceptual and cognitive processes to communication; the structural and functional components of communication and swallowing. Students also explore the scope of speech pathology and audiology practice.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

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-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLanguage development. An introductionPrescribedOwens, Robert E 2011/20128TH ED., THE ALLYN & BACON COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS SERIES.
ReadingsIntroduction to communication disorders: A life-span evidence-based perspective.RecommendedOwens, R.E., Metz. D.E. and Farinella. K.E. 20114TH ED., ALLYN & BACON COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS SERIES.,

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To describe the processes of normal communication and swallowing

Activities:
Multiple choice exam Written exam

02. To describe changes in communication and swallowing as they occur across the lifespan

Activities:
Written assignment

03. To identify whether communication and swallowing behaviours are within the normal range

Activities:
Written assignment OroMusculature Assessment

04. To describe the scope of practice of speech pathology and audiology professions and describe the speech pathology competency-based occupational standards

Activities:
Written exam

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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 Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1-hour final examination30 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1700-word assignment30 01, 02, 03
One 20-minute test20 01, 03, 04
One 750-words assignment20 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobyn O'Halloran

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
Three 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"tutorial undertaken in academic weeks 11,13,and 22"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1-hour final examination30 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1700-word assignment30 01, 02, 03
One 20-minute test20 01, 03, 04
One 750-words assignment20 01, 02, 03