School Of Health Sciences

Optimising Communication for AdultsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401421.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Students are expected to have a sound understanding of speech pathology domains and scope of practice. Students undertaking this unit should also have foundational knowledge and skills in the assessment and diagnosis of communication disorders in adults.

401423 Communication Changes Across the Lifespan

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in course 4763 Bachelor of Speech Pathology or 4764 Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours).

About this Unit
This unit discusses theoretical and evidence-based intervention approaches that underpin speech pathology practice for adults with communication disorders. The unit explores speech pathology management of speech, language, voice and fluency and multimodal communication through studying communication needs with adult cases. Students will have opportunities to plan evidence-based intervention goals and create management plans for individuals, families and communities in a range of clinical contexts. Students will continue to develop core speech pathology practice skills through demonstration, practice and simulation.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students will be expected to have purchased a Clinical Uniform including closed in shoes and an identification badge. Further details about Speech Pathology uniform requirements will be provided during classes. The clinical uniform will be worn in all simulations and practical tasks and any external professional visits within this unit.

4763.2Bachelor of Speech PathologyCONTINUING
4763.3Bachelor of Speech PathologyCURRENT
4788.1Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)CURRENT
4789.1Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Science)CURRENT

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