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Gold Coast Session 2 Session 2

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Introduces students to the science of hearing and principles and methods of audiological assessment and interventions that overlap with speech pathology practice. The unit also introduces students to the speech pathology range of practice relating to voice and voice disorders and develops knowledge and skills relating to assessment, analysis and interpretation. Further, the unit introduces students to theories and methods relevant to the planning and implementing of interventions for children and adults with concerns related to voice use.

Unit content

Content will be delivered across two main modules:

  1. Audiology for speech pathology practice
  2. Voice and voice disorders in adults and children

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe and conduct processes involved in a hearing screening assessment and describe results
2 predict possible impact of hearing disorders on communication and speech pathology practice when working with children and/or adults
3 conduct perceptual analysis of voice using appropriate tools and document outcomes of assessment
4 identify, plan, and justify speech pathology assessment for investigating concerns related to voice production in children and/or adults
5 analyse and interpret assessment data to inform clinical description, diagnosis, and prognosis of voice disorders in children and/or adults
6 plan, describe, and justify direct and indirect speech pathology interventions to target voice disorders in children and/or adults

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe and conduct processes involved in a hearing screening assessment and describe results
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. predict possible impact of hearing disorders on communication and speech pathology practice when working with children and/or adults
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. conduct perceptual analysis of voice using appropriate tools and document outcomes of assessment
    • GA4:
  4. identify, plan, and justify speech pathology assessment for investigating concerns related to voice production in children and/or adults
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. analyse and interpret assessment data to inform clinical description, diagnosis, and prognosis of voice disorders in children and/or adults
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  6. plan, describe, and justify direct and indirect speech pathology interventions to target voice disorders in children and/or adults
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Colton, RH, Casper, JK & Leonard, R, 2011, Understanding voice problems: A physiological perspective for diagnosis and treatment, 4th edn, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD. ISBN: 9781609138745.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.