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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Extends students' abilities, skills and knowledge of intercultural communication and culturally responsive practice. The unit prepares students for speech pathology practice when working with diversity associated with language, culture, gender, race, ethnicity, SES and/or place of living, be that in urban, suburban, regional, rural or remote locations. Students will explore ways to learn about and value diversity and adapt profession specific assessment and intervention practices for diverse populations relevant to speech pathology practice in Australia.

Unit content

  • Intercultural communication and models of Culturally Responsive Practice (CRP), including cultural humility, cultural self-awareness, cultural knowledge and culturally reciprocity.
  • Awareness and knowledge of critical self-reflection and becoming a reflective practitioner
  • Multilingualism and its development across the lifespan
  • Inclusive assessment and intervention practices that facilitate culturally responsive speech pathology management irrespective language, culture, gender, race, ethnicity, SES and place of living
  • Cultural awareness and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Factors relevant to working in diverse contexts including rural and remote settings
  • Attendance at relevant University cultural events such as NAIDOC week

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.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate understanding of the elements of culturally responsive practice including cultural humility, self-awareness, cultural knowledge and/or cultural reciprocity
2 demonstrate critical self-reflection and reflective practice as it relates to diversity in speech pathology
3 demonstrate the ability to learn about the cultural and linguistic profile of another person through the form of an ethnographic interview
4 demonstrate understanding of the factors relevant to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and/or working in diverse contexts including rural and remote settings

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

  1. demonstrate understanding of the elements of culturally responsive practice including cultural humility, self-awareness, cultural knowledge and/or cultural reciprocity
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  2. demonstrate critical self-reflection and reflective practice as it relates to diversity in speech pathology
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  3. demonstrate the ability to learn about the cultural and linguistic profile of another person through the form of an ethnographic interview
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  4. demonstrate understanding of the factors relevant to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and/or working in diverse contexts including rural and remote settings
    • GA1:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

  • Hyter, YD & Salas-Provance, M, 2018, Culturally-responsive practices in speech, language and hearing sciences, Plural Publishing , San Diego CA.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.