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SPCH13008 - Neurogenic Communication Disorders 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will continue your study of acquired neurogenic communication disorders in children and adults. You will need to apply and integrate the concepts learned in SPCH13003 Neurogenic Communication Disorders 1 to the holistic management of neurogenic communication disorders. This unit specifically addresses the evidence-based intervention approaches for acquired neurogenic speech, language, and cognitive communication disorders. You will evaluate the principles of interprofessional and reflective practice, and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health framework throughout your study in this 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:

  • SPCH13003 - Neurogenic Communication Disorders 1


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 2 - 2020 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 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 2 - 2020 : 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.

Source: Have Your Say Informal feedback
Feedback
Students responded positively to the teaching/learning experiences and support provided by the unit coordinator and lecturer.
Recommendation
It is recommended that varied and interactive teaching strategies be implemented to support student learning in future iterations of this unit.
Action Taken
This was made more difficult by the online learning imposed by COVID-19 and also the fact that students were unable to access the assessment cupboard. Despite this the unit coordinator continued to provide students with engaging learning activities.
Source: Have Your Say Informal feedback
Feedback
Students indicated that the exam was too long for the time period allocated (three hours).
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator, peer reviewer and Head of Course review exam content for 2020 so that it considers student concerns, but continues to meet professional standards and CQUniversity graduate level attributes.
Action Taken
Due to COVID-19, there was no exam for this unit. It was replaced by a written assessment, to which the students responded positively.
Source: Have Your Say Informal feedback
Feedback
Students provided feedback that they found the practical assessment which required video recording of therapy techniques to be a difficult task.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator considers changing the format of this practical assessment task whilst meeting the same professional standards and graduate level attributes.
Action Taken
Due to COVID-19, this format was not changed and the 2020 cohort of students provided positive feedback about all aspects of this assessment task.
Source: Have Your Say Informal feedback
Feedback
One student commented that frequent late arrivals to class resulted in the lecturer repeating content that those late-comers missed and ‘wasted time’.
Recommendation
Whilst the lecturer made a conscious effort not to do this it is recommended that it be explicitly stated to students that any content missed due to lateness will not be repeated by the lecturer.
Action Taken
There was no lateness to online lectures with this cohort of students and as such it wasn't an issue.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
The students felt that the inability to access the assessments in the assessment cupboard impacted their ability to aptly complete required tasks.
Recommendation
It is recommended that a return to face-to-face teaching result in the allocation of sufficient time for students to access the assessments in the assessment cupboard.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Students responded positively to the assessment tasks that had real-life application.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the assessment tasks remain as is for 2021 due to the positive student feedback.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Given the COVID-19 restrictions, students reported that they were unable to learn challenging content in as interactive manner as they would if the classes were face-to-face.
Recommendation
It is recommended that a return to face-to-face interactive activities occur in 2021 to facilitate a variety of learning styles.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse and interpret case information in a holistic manner
  2. Plan treatment for acquired neurogenic communication disorders using evidence-based practice principles
  3. Critically appraise a range of therapy approaches and outcome measures designed for the management of acquired neurogenic communication disorders
  4. Discuss the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health framework, and the principles of reflective, and interprofessional practice in relation to the management of acquired neurogenic communication disorders.

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