Foundations of Communication Science PG (10266.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Intensive
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Speech Pathology||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Explain the underlying anatomy and neuroanatomy that underpins speech and language;
2. Describe and analyse of components of language, including form (syntax, morphology, phonology), content (vocabulary) and use (pragmatics);
3. Identify and transcribe speech sounds in connected speech using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA); and
4. Describe speech and language develops/changes across the lifespan and the influence of culture on language development and societal interaction.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - apply their knowledge to working with Indigenous Australians in socially just ways
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - communicate and engage with Indigenous Australians in ethical and culturally respectful ways
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 371JA Master of Speech Pathology AND
Must be enrolled in 10268 Clinical Speech Pathology 1 PG
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Intensive||Dr Jacqui McKechnie|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Intensive||Dr Jacqui McKechnie|
McLeod, S. & McCormack, J. (2015) Introduction to Speech, Language and Literacy. Oxford University Press ISBN-13 : 978-0195527926
Hyter, Y., & Salas-Provance, M. (2019). Culturally-responsive practices in speech, language, and hearing sciences. San Diego: Plural Publishing.
Additional readings will be provided with each online module
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Assessments will be moderated in accordance with the Faculty of Health Moderation Guidelines before they are returned to students.
Students are not eligible for a supplementary assessment for any of the assessments in this Unit
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are required to attend 80% of the scheduled workshops.
Active engagement in speech and language analysis tasks during workshop time is integral to building clinical skills and successfully completing assessment tasks. Independent practice of IPA transcription and SVOCA langauge analysis is also strongly encouraged.
Attendance at the intensives at the beginning and end of the semester is compulsory.
Students must attend 80% of the workshops during the semester
Required IT skills
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Blackboard Collaborate tool.
Blackboard Collaborate provides a virtual classroom or meeting room where you can communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, you will need a good qulaity headset and microphone. For best audio quality we strongly recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information, and to test your computer using the online system, please visit the LearnOnline Student Help and click on the link to Blackboard Collaborate.
Work placement, internships or practicums
To pass this unit students MUST:
Achieve an overall passing grade/mark following submission of all graded assessment tasks (i.e. > 50% overall)
Pass the Phonetic Transcription Exam by losing no more than 25 marks in vowel and/or consonant errors. If students fail their first attempt at the transcription exam they will be provided with formative feedback and a second attempt at the task. If students fail their second attempt they will need to retake the entire unit when it is next offered.