Studies in Human Communication Disorders

Course code SPTH6902Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course provides students with an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills within the field of human communication disorders. Students can select from a set of choices but options will vary from semester to semester. This course is only available through flexible delivery.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesUpon successful completion, students will be able to:
Identify the latest resources in their chosen topic area.
Critically appraise recent developments in an area in terms of theory and application.
Apply newly acquired knowledge and skills to hypothetical or real world contexts.
Demonstrate the ability to communicate recent developments in their chosen topic area.
ContentStudents choose from the available topics (depending on lecturer and topic availability). Within the topic chosen, content coverage includes the following:
- Historical review
- Current research methods
- Latest research findings
- Critical appraisal of conceptual and theoretical bases of the area
- Critical appraisal of applications (including research)
- Issues for the future
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLING6910, SPTH6901
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : Paper Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments40% written assignment, 200 words, due week 10
Examination: Take Home30%. Available week 12; due week 14.
Group/tutorial participation and contribution30%. Contribution to on-line discussion forums (3 forums at 10% each)
Contact HoursSeminar: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolled in Grad Cert App Ling or Master of Applied Linguistics