COMMUNICATION AND SWALLOWING ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

HCS2CSL

2016

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 StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisites HCS2ACW

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

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. Students will have a theoretical understanding of hearing, speech, language, communication and swallowing.

Activities:
Students will be provided with online learning material, workshop and lecture. They will demonstrate their learning in an online quiz and in a final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Students will be able to describe how communication and swallowing evolves over a lifespan and critically analyse factors that influence that development

Activities:
Students will be provided with online learning material and lecture. They will demonstrate their learning in a series of short online quizzes, a written assignment and the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Students will be able to analyse key communication and swallowing behaviours and critically reflect on whether they are considered within the normal range.

Activities:
Students will be provided with online learning material, workshop and lecture. They will demonstrate their learning in an online quiz and in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Students will be able to apply the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health to a range of communication and swallowing behaviours.

Activities:
Students will be provided with online learning material, workshop and lecture. They will demonstrate their learning in an online quiz and in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Students will be able to apply appropriate methods to obtain, record and transcribe a language sample and conduct a basic analysis of the sample.

Activities:
Students will be provided with online learning material, and a workshop. They will demonstrate their learning by obtaining, recording and transcribing a language sample and conducting a basic analysis of the sample.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBernice Mathisen

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Two 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual written assignment 2000 words30 01, 02
Individual assignment, obtaining, transcribing and analysing a language sample (3000 word equivalent20 03, 05
Ten online quizzes (100 words x 10, 1000 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04
1 hour exam30 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2016, 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 study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual written assignment 2000 words30 01, 02
Individual assignment, obtaining, transcribing and analysing a language sample (3000 word equivalent20 03, 05
Ten online quizzes (100 words x 10, 1000 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04
1 hour exam30 01, 02, 03, 04