Neurogenic Communication Disorders PG (10270.1)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
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|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. 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.
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 - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal 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
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
Prerequisites10266 Foundations of Communication Science PG AND 10268 Clinical Speech Pathology 1 PG
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 371JA Master of Speech Pathology.
Must be enrolled in 10267 Principles of Dysphagia PG.
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Duffy, J. R. (2019). Motor Speech Disorders: Substrates, differential diagnosis, and management (4th Edition). St Louis Mo: Elsevier
Whitworth, A., Webster, J., & Howard, D. (2014). A cognitive neuropsychological approach to assessment and intervention in aphasia (2nd Ed). Hove, East Sussex: Psychology Press.
Lehman Blake, M. The right hemishpere and disorders of cognition and communication: Theory and clinical practice. San Diego, USA: Plural Publishing
Kimbarow, M. L. (2015). Cognitive Communication Disorders (2nd Edition). San Diego: Plural Publishing.
Yorkston, K. M., Beukelman, D. R., Strand, E. A., & Hakel, M. (2010). Management of Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults (3rd Edition). Austin Tx: Pro-Ed.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Please submit your assessment online through UCLearn
Please ensure that you only provide your student ID on the assignment. Do NOT put your name on the assignment.
Assessments will be moderated in accordance with the University Assessment Procedures before they are returned to the students.
Special assessment requirements
Students are required to get an overall mark o 50% or more to pass the unit. If the student gets 49% or less they will be required to retake the unit when next offered.
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 actively participate in workshop activities during the week and be active participants on CANVAS.
Face-to face attendance on campus for the intensives for this unit is compulsory.
During the semester, students are required to attend 80% of the workshops for this unit.
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
To pass this unit students must achieve an overall mark of 50%. If students get 49% or less they will be required to retake the unit when next offered.