This unit extends knowledge and application of theoretical models and practice frameworks to understand, identify and respond to communication and swallowing needs of individuals and/or communities. The unit adopts a case-based and lifespan focus and students will develop skills related to the description, analysis and interpretation, evidence-based assessment, differential diagnosis, and application of intervention principles to optimise communication and swallowing. There is a focus on the importance of cultural factors within the context of intervention and working in partnership with others to set goals and measure outcomes of intervention or service response plans.
|Unit name||Optimising Communication and Swallowing 1|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Jade Cartwright|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Apply relevant theories, models, and practice frameworks to understand and identify communication and swallowing needs of individuals and/or communities.
- Develop holistic, evidence-based, and culturally responsive assessment plans to understand communication and swallowing needs of individuals and/or communities in partnership with others.
- Analyse and interpret information from a wide range of sources to understand, diagnose, and/or describe communication and swallowing needs of individuals and communities in partnership with others.
- Design holistic, evidence-based, and culturally responsive intervention or service response plans to optimise communication and swallowing.
- Describe the process and methods for identifying goals and evaluating intervention or service response outcomes.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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|Assessment||Speech assignment (35%)|Language and literacy assignment (40%)|Swallowing, Voice and Fluency Assignment (25%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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