ASSESSMENT OF COMMUNICATION AND SWALLOWING

HCS4ACS

2021

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.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Azul

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesYou will undertake a range of learning activities through online activities, workshops, quizzes, written examinations, and apply your knowledge and skills to practical tasks in the assessment of communication and swallowing.

Capstone subjectNo

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-requisitesHCS4ISP

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Communicate and critically reect on own learning
02. Analyse and solve clinical problems related to the practice of speech pathology.
03. Apply problem-based learning skills in case management situations.
04. Analyse how communication and/or swallowing may be clinically impaired in infants, children, adolescents and adults.
05. Analyse data from a range of clinical assessments used in speech pathology with a given client using a practice-based evidence model.
06. Select, implement and adapt speech pathology assessments as appropriate for clients from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
07. Communicate the ndings of a clinical speech pathology assessment effectively to a given audience using an appropriate format and mode.
08. Communicate ndings from clinical speech pathology assessments effectively to diverse audiences using an appropriate format and mode.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Week 09-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Azul

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 17
Seven 1.00 hour laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via online.
Anatomy wet labs (practicals): 7 instances across the semester

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 23
One 2.00 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 23 and delivered via online.
Lectures: 13 instances across the semester

LectureWeek: 10 - 17
Seven 1.00 hour lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via online.
Anatomy lectures: 7 instances across the semester

LectureWeek: 10 - 10
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via online.
Assessment lecture

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 9 - 9
One 2.00 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 9 to week 9 and delivered via online.
Orientation session

Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 23
Two 2.00 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 23 and delivered via online.
Problem based learning tutorials: 13 cases (2 tutorials per week) across the semester

PracticalWeek: 10 - 23
One 2.00 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 23 and delivered via online.
Skills classes (split classes)

TutorialWeek: 14 - 20
Two 1.00 hour tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 14 to week 20 and delivered via online.
Practical/perceptual assessments in Weeks 13, 17 & 19

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

5-minute oral presentation (500 words equivalent)

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7

Two reflective assessments: one individual reective writing on problem-based learning (500 words equivalent) and one oral formative assessment (1000 words equivalent). The reective writing task and the oral formative assessment are hurdle requirements. The ability to reect on one's own interpersonal communication is a core competency for accredited speech pathologists.

N/AOtherIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7

Two x 45-minute on-line anatomy quizzes (1500 words equivalent total)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Two x 60-minute individual practical perceptual analysis tasks (2000 words equivalent total)

N/APractical demonstrationIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO8

One 2-hour written examination (2000-word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 09-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Azul

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 17
Seven 1.00 hour laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via online.
Anatomy wet labs (practicals): 7 instances across the semester

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 23
One 2.00 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 23 and delivered via online.
Lectures: 13 instances across the semester

LectureWeek: 10 - 17
Seven 1.00 hour lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via online.
Anatomy lectures: 7 instances across the semester

LectureWeek: 10 - 10
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via online.
Assessment lecture

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 9 - 9
One 2.00 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 9 to week 9 and delivered via online.
Orientation session

Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 23
Two 2.00 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 23 and delivered via online.
Problem based learning tutorials: 13 cases (2 tutorials per week) across the semester

PracticalWeek: 10 - 23
One 2.00 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 23 and delivered via online.
Skills classes (split classes)

TutorialWeek: 14 - 20
Two 1.00 hour tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 14 to week 20 and delivered via online.
Practical/perceptual assessments in Weeks 13, 17 & 19

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

5-minute oral presentation (500 words equivalent)

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7

Two reflective assessments: one individual reective writing on problem-based learning (500 words equivalent) and one oral formative assessment (1000 words equivalent). The reective writing task and the oral formative assessment are hurdle requirements. The ability to reect on one's own interpersonal communication is a core competency for accredited speech pathologists.

N/AOtherIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7

Two x 45-minute on-line anatomy quizzes (1500 words equivalent total)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Two x 60-minute individual practical perceptual analysis tasks (2000 words equivalent total)

N/APractical demonstrationIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO8

One 2-hour written examination (2000-word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8