Available in 2018

Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability2018 Course Timetables

Online

  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the 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


Content

  • Communication development and change across the lifespan
  • Hearing loss and its impact on speech and language across the lifespan
  • Language disorders in early and later childhood
  • Speech disorders in children
  • Reading disabilities
  • Acquired communication disorders of neurological origin
  • Stuttering
  • Voice disorders

Requisite

Students are not able to concurrently enrol in SPTH4080 and SPTH4090.


Assessment items

Participation: Group Tutorial Participation and Contribution

Quiz: Online Quiz

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Scenario


Contact hours

Online

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Online - Blackboard delivery using Discussion Groups, Case Studies, Self-Directed Learning information