Principles of Dysphagia PG (10267.1)
|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. Describe normal and disordered swallowing across the lifespan;
2. Understand the associated etiological factors related to swallowing disorders;
3. Select appropriate informal and formal assessments for infants, children and adults;
4. Analyse and interpret assessment results, and identify referral requirements;
5. Apply evidence-based practice and ICF principles in planning and developing treatment and management plans for individuals with swallowing disorders across the lifespan; and
6. Discuss long-term outcomes and set goals for intervention in conjunction with the client's desired outcomes, their cultural expectation, the interdisciplinary team and the client's health literacy.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
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
Prerequisites10272 Clinical Speech Pathology 2
Corequisites11982 Aphasia and Cognitive Communication Disorders
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Intensive||Ms Jolin Edmondson|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Intensive||Ms Jolin Edmondson|
Groher, M.E. & Crary, M. A (2016) Dysphagia: Clinical Management in Adults and Children (2nd Edition). St Louis Missouri: Elsevier
Chichero, J. A., & Murdoch, B. E. (Eds.) (2006) Dysphagia: Foundation, Theory and Practice. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons
Both textbooks will be available electronically in the Reading List on CANVAS.
Additional relevant readings and resources will be available for each CANVAS Module.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Moderation: Assessments will be moderated in accordance with the Faculty of Health Moderation Guidelines before they are returned to the students.
Special assessment requirements
To pass this unit students must obtain an overall mark of 50% for the unit and have passed both must pass assessments (Adult Case Study and Paediatric Case Study).
Students are not entitled to a supplementary assessment for any of the assignments 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 the intensives (Week 1 & 14) in person, unless there are extenuating circumstances and they have notified the unit convenor prior.
Students are expected to attend at least 80% of the lectures for this unit, either in person or online (9 of the 11).
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, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, please visit the LearnOnline Student Help and click on the link to Blackboard Collaborate.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 2, 2023, Intensive, UC - Canberra, Bruce (213485)
- Semester 2, 2022, Intensive, UC - Canberra, Bruce (208369)
- Semester 2, 2021, Intensive, UC - Canberra, Bruce (201826)
- Semester 2, 2020, Intensive, UC - Canberra, Bruce (196627)
- Semester 2, 2019, Intensive, UC - Canberra, Bruce (190005)
- Semester 2, 2018, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (180434)