Courses & Units

Optimising Communication and Swallowing 1 CXA734

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Optimising Communication and Swallowing 1
Unit code CXA734
Credit points 25
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Jade Cartwright
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
$2,075.00 $2,075.00 not applicable $5,044.00

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Teaching

AssessmentSpeech assignment (35%)|Language and literacy assignment (40%)|Swallowing, Voice and Fluency Assignment (25%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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