Speech Pathology in Medical Settings 1

Course code SPTH3110Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Focuses on communication disorders typically seen in hospital settings or specialist service facilities. Acquired communication disorders of neurological origin are covered, i.e. aphasia and related disorders, apraxia of speech, dysarthria.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesStudents will be able to:

1. Demonstrate awareness of etiological factors involved in impairments of acquired disorders of speech and language..
2. Select appropriate assessments for acquired disorders of speech and language.
3. Analyse and interpret findings with regard to knowledge of normal speech and language across the adult age-span.
4. Identify further information and referral requirements for acquired disorders of speech and language in adults.
5. Develop comprehensive and detailed plans for intervention for acquired disorders of speech and language.
6. Report on findings and make recommendations for future management for acquired disorders of speech and language.
ContentAcquired communication disorders of neurological origin:
Aphasia & related disorders
Apraxia of speech
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSPTH2220, HUBS2512
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Take HomeTake home assignment 1 - 2,000 words 40%
Examination: FormalShort answer and multiple choice exam - 40% - examination period
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesFive exercises conducted in class time (2% each) - 10%
Quiz - Class20 minute class quiz - 10%
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology and associated combined degree programs.