SPCH13003 - Neurogenic Communication Disorders 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will commence your study of acquired neurogenic communication disorders in children and adults. In Neurogenic Communication Disorders 1, you will learn about the aetiology, symptomatology and prognosis of the major diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems that generate deficits in speech, language and cognitive communication. During this unit, you will use evidence-based practices to assess and classify acquired neurogenic communication disorders. You will apply the principles of interprofessional and reflective practice and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health framework throughout the unit.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites:

  • SPCH12003 Functional Anatomy of the Head, Neck and Thorax
  • SPCH13004 Communication Disorders across the School Years
  • SPCH12007 Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 2
  • ALLH11009 Research Methods for Health Professionals OR ALLH12007 Research Methods for Health Professionals
  • ALLH12006 Evidence Based Practice for Allied Health

Co-Requisites

  • SPCH13010 Dysphagia Across the Lifespan
  • SPCH13012 Voice Disorders and Clinical Practice

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

Term 1 - 2023 Profile
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 50%
2. Oral Examination 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%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

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.

Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students appreciated the resources (e.g., exemplars of assessment forms and lists of types of assessments) they were provided for this unit.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will aim to provide students with the resources and learning materials (e.g., lists of types of assessments) necessary to enhance their participation in this unit.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator provided the student with the relevant learning resources for the unit and for future reference as a speech pathologist.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students provided positive feedback regarding the interactive nature of the classes.
Recommendation
It is recommended that students continue to be provided with a variety of strategies and activities to support their learning of difficult content material.
Action Taken
Despite there being only one student in this unit for 2022, the unit coordinator continued to utilise a variety of strategies to support learning of challenging content material.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students commented that the PowerPoint slides often contained too much information on them.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the lecturer aim to reduce information on powerpoint slides for future offerings of this unit.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator responded to this feedback by lessening the content available on the slides so that they were more key point based.
Source: Email
Feedback
The student reported that the unit was well organised and supported her learning to ensure she was confident in administering neurological based assessments.
Recommendation
It is recommended that students continue to be supported in their learning and confidence to administer neurological communication assessments.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Email
Feedback
The student reported that some more time working on verbal reflections would assist the reflective components of assessment tasks.
Recommendation
It is recommended that future iterations of this unit explicitly detail the reflective practice requirements of the assessment tasks.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Administer and evaluate evidence-based assessments relevant to neurogenic communication disorders at entry level standard
  2. Analyse diagnostic features of the presenting acquired neurogenic communication disorders at an entry level standard
  3. Apply the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health framework, and the principles of reflective, and interprofessional practice in relation to acquired neurogenic communication disorders at an entry level standard.

The learning outcomes in this unit contribute to the development of clinical and professional competencies as outlined by Speech Pathology Australia's Professional standards.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Oral Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10