FOUNDATION IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES

HCS4FCS

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will begin to acquire the foundation knowledge about normal communication and swallowing to serve as a basis for their future studies in speech pathology. They will acquire knowledge about the structure and function of the body systems and linguistic frameworks relevant to speech pathology practice across the lifespan. Students will be introduced to all areas of practice in speech pathology. Students will also discuss the WHO's International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF) and Evidence Based Practice and be asked to apply these frameworks to problems that occur in the scope of speech pathology practice. Problem-Based Learning tutorials will supplement seminars and practical classes as the contexts for acquiring knowledge.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

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 This bridging course is only taken by Graduate Entry Master of Speech Pathology (HMSPB and HMSP) students before they join the combined degree students in semester 1.

Co-requisites None

Incompatible subjects None

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject must be completed by all graduate entry Master of Speech Pathology (HMSPB and HMSP) students prior to commencement of all other subject requirements. Students in the combined degree program do not take this subject.

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHuman communication disorders: an introductionPrescribedAnderson, N, Shames, G 20118TH EDN, PEARSON EDUCATION, BOSTON.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To acquire the foundation knowledge about normal communication and swallowing

Activities:
Lectures, seminars, tutorials, problem-based learning tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
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,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. To acquire foundation knowledge about the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF)

Activities:
Lectures, seminars, problem-based learning tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
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,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. To acquire knowledge about Evidence Based Practice

Activities:
Lectures, seminars, problem-based learning tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
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,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

04. To acquire requisite knowledge in anatomy for normal communication and swallowing

Activities:
lectures, workshops, quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
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,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. To acquire requisite knowledge in linguistics for normal communication

Activities:
lecture/workshops, quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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