Diversity in Communication PG (10274.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|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. Identify etiological factors involved in populations with complex communication needs because of social and/or health conditions;
2. Evaluate the impact of the activities and participation in education and the community of individuals with disability and incorporate findings into management decisions;
3. Develop comprehensive plans for assessment and intervention, incorporating multi-modal communication, alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) strategies, and/or the use of assistive technology (AT) for communication; and
4. Understand and apply principles of AAC design to create a range of low tech AAC resources for a specific purpose.
Graduate attributes1. 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 - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
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 - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 371JA Master of Speech Pathology AND Must be enrolled in 9594 Epidemiology and Principles of Research PG.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Dr Rebecca Sutherland|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Rebecca Sutherland|
Beukelman, D. & Mirenda,P. (4th Ed) (2013) Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Supporting Children and Adults with Complex Communication Needs. New York: Brookes Publishing.
A reading list of relevant resources from a range of sources (including chapters of the textbook) will be provided to students at the start of the semester.
Submission of assessment items
Students are NOT eligible for supplementary assessments in is unit according to the University of Canberra Assessment Policy
Use of text matching software
Assessments in this unit will be moderated according to the University moderation procedures
Students are required to attend the intensive components for this unit at the University of Canberra in person.
Students must attend 80% of the lectures, tutorials, and workshops in real-time either in the virtual classroom or be present in the physical classroom.
Attendance is required for accreditation.
To pass this unit students must achieve an overall pass of 50%.
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..
Access to head-set micropohone as needed for all workshops and tutorials.
Work placement, internships or practicums