This unit is divided into two elements - hearing and multi-modal communication. In the hearing section, you will cover aetiology, assessment and management of hearing disorders. In the multi-modal section, you will cover oral, manual, assistive technology and augmentative and alternative communication strategies. Both sections will require you to explain and demonstrate assessment, therapy techniques and communication strategies. Theoretical frameworks, principles of evidence based and interprofessional practice will be applied throughout the unit.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
SPCH13005 Acoustics and Phonetics
SPCH12003 Functional Anatomy of Head, Neck and Thorax
SPCH13004 Communication Disorders in School-Aged Children
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||30%|
|2. Case Study||30%|
|3. In-class Test(s)||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%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
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Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (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 range of practice areas covered in this unit are:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
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|2 - Case Study||•||•||•|
|3 - In-class Test(s)||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Communication||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Problem Solving||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•||•||•||•||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•||•||•||•||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•||•||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•||•||•|
|9 - Social Innovation||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Case Study||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - In-class Test(s)||•||•||•||•||•||•|