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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
  • SPCH13009 Hearing and Multimodal Communication
  • 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 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2022 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. Written Assessment 30%
2. Practical Assessment 30%
3. Examination 40%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 100% response rate.

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.

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Feedback
The student evaluations indicated that students were very satisfied with the unit content and the learning materials provided.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator continue to provide the students with learning materials that clearly align with the unit learning outcomes and assessment tasks.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator continued to engage the students with content and learning materials to successfully complete this unit.
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Feedback
The students particularly enjoyed the practical activities and time allocated to revision of the unit content.
Recommendation
It is recommended that practical and real-life learning activities occur as much as possible in future iterations of this unit, regardless of whether the classes are face-to-face or Zoom delivered.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator provided the students with opportunities for discussion and interaction to consolidate learning of the content.
Source: Have your Say
Feedback
The students indicated that they didn't have enough time for the online quiz which replaced the formal examination assessment item.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator review the assessments when it is known in what format the unit will be delivered in 2021 (i.e. face-to-face or Zoom).
Action Taken
The assessments were reviewed for 2021 such that there was no longer an online quiz component.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the aetiology and prognosis for the major diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems that result in neurogenic communication disorders
  2. Administer and evaluate evidence-based assessments relevant to neurogenic communication disorders at entry level standard
  3. Analyse diagnostic features of the presenting acquired neurogenic communication disorders at an entry level standard
  4. 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.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Examination