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 Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorLisa Furlong

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Communicate and critically reflect in team situations
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 findings of a clinical speech pathology assessment effectively to a given audience using an appropriate format and mode
08. Communicate findings 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 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
Anatomy wet labs (practicals): 7 instances across the semester

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

LectureWeek: 10 - 17
Seven 1.00 h 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 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
Assessment lecture

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

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

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

TutorialWeek: 13 - 19
Three 1.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 13 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.
Practical/perceptual assessments in Weeks 13, 17 & 19

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2000 word individual written assignment & 5min oral presentation (250 word equiv) (2250 words total)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7
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.N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7
Two 45 minute on-line anatomy quizzes (1500 words equiv total)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
Two 60 minute individual practical tasks (2000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO8
Analysis and Interpretation of children's speech data (45 minutes - 750 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5
One 2-hour written examination (2000 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo25 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-ordinatorLisa Furlong

Class requirements

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

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

LectureWeek: 10 - 17
Seven 1.00 h 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 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
Assessment lecture

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

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

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

TutorialWeek: 13 - 19
Three 1.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 13 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.
Practical/perceptual assessments in Weeks 13, 17 & 19

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2000 word individual written assignment & 5min oral presentation (250 word equiv) (2250 words total)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7
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.N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7
Two 45 minute on-line anatomy quizzes (1500 words equiv total)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
Two 60 minute individual practical tasks (2000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO8
Analysis and Interpretation of children's speech data (45 minutes - 750 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5
One 2-hour written examination (2000 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8