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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

Extends students' intercultural communication and develops knowledge, skills and attitudes as a speech pathologist 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 explore ways to adapt profession specific assessment and intervention practices for diverse populations relevant to speech pathology practice in Australia.

Unit content

  • Intercultural communication and culturally responsive practice.  
  • Multilingualism and its development across the lifespan.
  • Inclusive assessment and intervention practices that facilitate people’s access to them, irrespective of their language, culture, gender, race, ethnicity, SES and place of living. Practices include translation and interpreter service and other service delivery options, such as telehealth.
  • Reflective practice.
  • Attendance at relevant University cultural events such as NAIDOC.

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 the ability to conduct language sample analysis with people from diverse backgrounds
2 demonstrate the ability to distinguish between difference and disorder as it relates to the addressed speech pathology range of practice areas
3 describe and justify adaptations to assessment and intervention practices to facilitate people’s access to them
4 demonstrate reflective practice as its relates to diversity in speech pathology practice

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

  1. demonstrate the ability to conduct language sample analysis with people from diverse backgrounds
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  2. demonstrate the ability to distinguish between difference and disorder as it relates to the addressed speech pathology range of practice areas
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  3. describe and justify adaptations to assessment and intervention practices to facilitate people’s access to them
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  4. demonstrate reflective practice as its relates to diversity in speech pathology practice
    • GA1:

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.