Students will develop an understanding of the functional anatomy and physiology relevant to communication and swallowing. Topics covered include surface anatomy and the anatomical relationships of bones, muscles, blood vessels and nerves within each of the pertinent body regions. This unit provides students with foundation knowledge to assist in clinical reasoning, practice and consultation in speech pathology.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
BMSC11008 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 2 OR ALLH11004 Anatomy & Physiology for Health Professionals 2
SPCH11001 Introduction to Communication and Swallowing Disorders
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Written Assessment||40%|
|2. In-class Test(s)||10%|
|3. Practical Assessment||50%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
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Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 100% response rate.
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
The learning outcomes in this unit contribute to the development of clinical and professional competencies as outlined by Speech Pathology Australia.
The Speech Pathology Australia Professional Framework states - "It is expected that an entry-level speech pathologist in Australia will be familiar with the ICF framework and competently apply the social health principles of individual functioning and well-being to their speech pathology practice. Applying the ICF to the clinical practice of speech pathology, practitioners can incorporate both the diagnosis of impairment (body function and structure) and the activity and participation of the individual to assess the impact of the communication and/or swallowing disorder on quality of life. A guiding principle of speech pathology assessment, habilitation and/or rehabilitation is a thorough evaluation of an individual’s functional abilities. Using the ICF framework, including the contextual factors (environmental and personal) and activity and participation levels, allows speech pathologists to collaboratively set goals with an individual and their caregivers."
The Learning Outcomes for this unit reflect this principle through the assessment of foundation knowledge in anatomy and physiology required to accurately evaluate human body function and structure.
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|2 - In-class Test(s)||•||•|
|3 - Practical Assessment||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Communication||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Problem Solving||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•||•||•||•||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•||•||•||•||•|
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|3 - Practical Assessment||•||•||•||•||•|