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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Prepares students for speech pathology practice when working with adults with acquired disorders of language and cognitive-communication. The unit will promote holistic, ethical, and inter-professional management of clients by applying principles of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.

Unit content

The unit will be broadly divided into two modules:

  1. Language and aphasia
  2. Cognition and cognitive-communication disorders

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 analyse, interpret, and report speech pathology assessment data gathered from clients with acquired language impairments
2 plan and justify speech pathology interventions and their implementation for clients with acquired language impairments
3 identify and explain speech pathology assessment practices for clients with cognitive-communication disorders
4 plan and justify speech pathology interventions and their implementation when working with clients with cognitive-communication disorders

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

  1. analyse, interpret, and report speech pathology assessment data gathered from clients with acquired language impairments
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. plan and justify speech pathology interventions and their implementation for clients with acquired language impairments
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. identify and explain speech pathology assessment practices for clients with cognitive-communication disorders
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. plan and justify speech pathology interventions and their implementation when working with clients with cognitive-communication disorders
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Papathanasiou, I, & Coppens, P, 2017, Aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders, 2nd edn, Jones & Bartlett Learning, Burlington, MA. ISBN: 9781284077315.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.