Speech and Language Disorders

Course code LING3200Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Aims to provide students with an overview of speech and language disorders. The course is designed for students with a background in education, nursing, health sciences, psychology, and linguistics. Specific topic areas include: language impairment in children and adults (including reading disability), speech and voice disorders in children and adults, and stuttering. (Note that as this material is covered in courses within the Bachelor of Speech Pathology, students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology are NOT eligible to enroll in this course.)

Available in 2015

On-Line from CallaghanSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of communication
2. Identify the main causes and consequences of communication disorders for children
3. Identify the main causes and consequences of communication disorders for adults
4. Identify ways in which understanding of communication disorders can improve communication success and access within the community
ContentCommunication development and change across the lifespan
Hearing loss and its impact on speech & language across the lifespan
Language disorders in early and later childhood
Speech disorders in children
Reading disabilities
Acquired communication disorders of neurological origin
Voice disorders
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNo assumed knowledge
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Group/tutorial participation and contributionGrading of contributions to Blackboard online discussion forum over the semester
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesCase scenario exercises (2,000 words)
Quiz - On-lineOnline quiz
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology degree are NOT permitted to enrol in this course
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for LING3200