Speech Pathology in Medical Settings 2

Course code SPTH3120Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Focuses on communication disorders typically seen in hospital settings or specialist service facilities in the community. Swallowing (dysphagia) in adults and children (including infant feeding)is also comprehensively covered. Hearing habilitation and rehabilitation including different methods of intervention for hearing loss are studied for adults and children.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate awareness of etiological factors involved in impairments of swallowing.
2. Select and administer appropriate assessments for swallowing disorders.
3. Analyse and interpret findings with regard to knowledge of normal swallowing.
4. Identify further information and referral requirements for impairments of swallowing and hearing rehabilitation.
5. Report on findings and make recommendations for future management for swallowing disorders and hearing rehabilitation.
ContentDysphagia - paediatric & adult:
Observing the normal & disordered swallow
Assessment - clinical and instrumental
Dietary and therapeutic management
Ethics
Hearing rehabilitation:
Hearing Aids
Habilitation and rehabilitation
Issues in deaf education
Central Auditory Processing Disorders, Cochlear Implants and Tactile Aids
Replacing Course(s)not applicable
Transitionnot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSPTH2210, HUBS 1107, HUBS1403, HUBS 1404
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsField Study
Lecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: Class30 minutes - 15% Hearing Rehabilitation
Essays / Written AssignmentsTake home assignment 1 - 1,000 words - 25% Adult swallowing Pass criterion: 50% pass mark must be achieved to pass the course. Students have the opportunity to undertake an alternative assignment in order to meet pass criterion.

Take home assignment 2 - 1,500 words - 30% Paediatric swallowing - Pass criterion: 50% pass mark must be achieved to pass the course. Students have the opportunity to undertake an alternative assignment in order to meet pass criterion.
Examination: FormalHearing Rehabilitation Examination - 2 hr - written short answers - 30% - Exam period
Other: (please specify)Ungraded clinical requirement - submission of Record of Dysphagia Clinical Experience
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology and associated combined degree programs.