Neurogenic Communication Disorders PG (10270.1)
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UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 2 DR Helen SOUTHWOOD (Ph: +61 2 62068420 ) INTENSIVE
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This unit will focus on assessment, differential diagnosis and clinical management of adults with acquired speech, language and cognitive-communication disorders associated with stroke, traumatic brain injury and degenerative or progressive neurological conditions such as dementia. Students will understand the nature of acquired language disorders using current theoretical perspectives and develop holistic, client centred and evidence based approaches to assessment and management. The impact of acquired language disorders on quality of life and participation in community contexts will be explored.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand the changes in neuroanatomy and brain function after acquired brain injury;
2. Apply theoretical frameworks to identify the nature of the communication impairment in individuals with acquired brain injuries;
3. Select and evaluate formal and informal speech pathology assessments using a holistic and client centred approach for adults with complex communication issues after acquired brain injury, considering cultural and linguistic diversity;
4. Apply evidence-based practice and ICF principles to the treatment of adults with acquired speech and/or language disorders to optimise functional communication and quality of life within a collaborative, client-centred model of treatment; and
5. Understand the nature of the interdisciplinary team involved in the management of individuals with acquired brain injury.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
- Semester 2, 2019
Semester 2, 2018
- On-Campus Activities (Optional) and Online Content (FLEXIBLE)
3 hours per week, consisting of lectures/problem based learning/workshops.
10266 Foundations of Communication Science PG AND 9594 Epidemiology and Principles of Research PG
Must be enrolled in 371JA Master of Speech Pathology. Must be enrolled in 10267 Principles of Dysphagia PG.