ASSESSMENT OF COMMUNICATION AND SWALLOWING

HCS4ACS

2019

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject focuses on assessment and interpretation of clinical and instrumental data to explore communication and swallowing difficulties. You will apply knowledge of normal communication and swallowing processes to a clinical setting. 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 skills such as explaining assessments results and writing clinical reports for a variety of audiences.



SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

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 Students must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HZHCSP, HZHCSB and must have passed HCS3TAC, HCS3SHS and PHE3MHP; OR Students must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HMSPB, HMSP and must have passed the bridging course or equivalent.

Co-requisites HCS4ISP

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Communicate and critically reflect in team situations

Activities:
PBL participation and formative assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Analyse and solve clinical problems related to the practice of speech pathology.

Activities:
PBL participation, formative assessment, anatomy quizzes and written exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Apply problem based learning skills in case management situations,

Activities:
PBL participation, formative assessment and written assignment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Analyse how communication and/or swallowing may be clinically impaired in infants, children, adolescents and adults.

Activities:
PBL participation, formative assessment, written assignment and written exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Analyse data from a range of clinical assessments used in speech pathology with a given client using a practice based evidence model.

Activities:
PBL participation, formative assessment, anatomy quizzes, written assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

06. Select, implement and adapt speech pathology assessments as appropriate for clients from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Activities:
PBL participation, formative assessment, anatomy quizzes, speech pathology analysis assignments and written exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
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,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

07. Communicate the findings of a clinical speech pathology assessment effectively to a given audience using an appropriate format and mode

Activities:
PBL participation, formative assessment, anatomy quizzes, speech pathology analysis assignments and written exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
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,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

08. Communicate findings from clinical speech pathology assessments effectively to diverse audiences using an appropriate format and mode

Activities:
PBL participation, formative assessment, anatomy quizzes, speech pathology analysis assignments and written exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural 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,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Week 09-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Azul

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 18
Seven 1.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 18 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Anatomy wet labs (practicals): 7 instances across the semester"

Lecture Week: 10 - 18
Six 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 18 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Anatomy lectures: 6 instances across the semester"

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 25
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lectures: 13 instances across the semester"

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 25
Two 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Problem based learning tutorials: 13 cases (2 tutorials per week) across the semester"

Practical Week: 10 - 25
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Skills classes: 13 instances across the semester"

WorkShop Week: 24 - 24
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 24 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Additional skill class"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 09 - 09
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Orientation session"

Tutorial Week: 15 - 21
Three 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes in Weeks 15,19 & 21"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000 word individual written assignment & 5min oral presentation (250 word equiv) (2250 words total)25 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07
One individual reflective writing on problem based learning (500 words equiv)The reflective writing task is a hurdle requirement. The ability to reflect on one's own interpersonal communication is a core competency for accredited speech pathologists. 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 07
Two 45 minute on-line anatomy quizzes (1500 words equiv total)15 01, 02, 04
Two 60 minute individual practical tasks (2000 words equivalent)25 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 08
Analysis and Interpretation of children's speech data (45 minutes - 750 word equiv)10 01, 02, 05
One 2-hour written examination (2000 word equiv)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Melbourne, 2019, Week 09-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTanya Serry

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 18
Seven 1.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 18 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Anatomy wet labs (practicals): 7 instances across the semester"

Lecture Week: 10 - 18
Six 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 18 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Anatomy lectures: 6 instances across the semester"

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 25
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lectures: 13 instances across the semester"

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 25
Two 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Problem based learning tutorials: 13 cases (2 tutorials per week) across the semester"

Practical Week: 10 - 25
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Skills classes: 13 instances across the semester"

WorkShop Week: 24 - 24
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 24 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Additional skill class"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 09 - 09
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Orientation session"

Practical Week: 15 - 24
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Skills classes (split classes)"

Tutorial Week: 15 - 21
Three 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes in Weeks 15,19 & 21"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000 word individual written assignment & 5min oral presentation (250 word equiv) (2250 words total)25 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07
One individual reflective writing on problem based learning (500 words equiv)The reflective writing task is a hurdle requirement. The ability to reflect on one's own interpersonal communication is a core competency for accredited speech pathologists. 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 07
Two 45 minute on-line anatomy quizzes (1500 words equiv total)15 01, 02, 04
Two 60 minute individual practical tasks (2000 words equivalent)25 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 08
Analysis and Interpretation of children's speech data (45 minutes - 750 word equiv)10 01, 02, 05
One 2-hour written examination (2000 word equiv)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08