Specialist Communication Disorders Across the Lifespan PG (10271.1)
|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. Understand assessment protocols, and develop competencies in analysis and interpretation of assessment for diagnosis of voice, and fluency disorders across the lifespan;
2. Analyse and evaluate the theories and processes underlying voice and fluency disorders;
3. Apply clinical reasoning skills, the ICF and evidence-based practice principles to develop assessment and management plans for individuals with voice and fluency disorders; and
4. Apply appropriate intervention techniques through critical analysis and integration of current literature.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
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 - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
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 - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites10273 Professional Practice 1
Corequisites11983 Special Topics in Speech Pathology
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Intensive||Dr Helen Southwood|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Intensive||Dr Helen Southwood|
Onslow, M. (2018) Stuttering and its treatment: eleven lectures. This is a free textbook and can be accessed from this link: https://www.uts.edu.au/sites/default/files/2020-07/Stuttering%20and%20its%20Treatment-Eleven%20Lectures%20%28May%202020%29.pdf
Aronson, A. E., & Bless, D. (2009). Clinical Voice Disorders 4th Ed. New York; Thieme Publishers
Stemple, J. C., (2020). Clinical Voice Pathology: Theory and Management (6th Ed.), San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
All assignments have two sections, PART A and PART B.
This is a MUST pass assessment. Students must achieve 50% or more in BOTH parts of the assignments to pass this unit
If students do not succeed on their first submission, they will be able to resubmit the section of the assignment that they failed. There will ONLY be ONE opportunity to resubmit. If the student passes the resubmission they will get a pass mark (50%) for the assessment. If a student fails the resubmission, they will be required to retake the unit when it is next offered.
Students are NOT eligible for supplementary assessments 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.
Attendance at the intensive sessions is compulsory. Students must attend these on campus face-to-face intensives in person.
Students must attend 80% of the lectures, tutorials, and workshops for this unit. Students should plan accordingly to ensure that their work commitments are outside the assignment tutorial, lecture and workshop times.
Attendance at all the intensive days is compulsory. It is expected that all students attend ALL intensive sessions face-to-face.
Students are expected to attend 80% of the workshops synchronously, either online or face-to-face.
Participation in workshops is mandatory so that students develop skills in assessment planning, data analysis, intervention planning, presenting case-based information, and giving and receiving feedback from peers and lecturers. Attendance in person or electronically at lectures is advised so that questions about theory and research evidence can be addressed ahead of the practical application activities which will be completed during the workshop.
Required IT skills
For more information and to test your computer, please visit the LearnOnline Student Help and click on the link to Blackboard Collaborate
Real-time meetings using Zoom or Teams may also be required when shared access to video and audio is required for clinical learning. Familiarity with using YouTube to upload unlisted videos and share private links with the class is also advised.
Work placement, internships or practicums