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Unit of Study SPT72001 - Swallowing Across the Lifespan (2020)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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.

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

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify and evaluate risk factors, signs, and symptoms associated with swallowing and feeding disorders in children
2 plan and evaluate speech pathology practices for children with non-complex swallowing and/or feeding disorders
3 identify and explain the impact of neuroanatomical and neuropsychological changes on swallowing function in acquired health conditions
4 evaluate, plan, and justify speech pathology assessment for investigating concerns related to swallowing and/or feeding disorders in adults and/or children
5 plan and justify speech pathology interventions for adults with swallowing and/or feeding disorders

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

  1. identify and evaluate risk factors, signs, and symptoms associated with swallowing and feeding disorders in children
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. plan and evaluate speech pathology practices for children with non-complex swallowing and/or feeding disorders
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  3. identify and explain the impact of neuroanatomical and neuropsychological changes on swallowing function in acquired health conditions
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. evaluate, plan, and justify speech pathology assessment for investigating concerns related to swallowing and/or feeding disorders in adults and/or children
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  5. plan and justify speech pathology interventions for adults with swallowing and/or feeding disorders
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4: