School Of Health Sciences

Communication Changes Across the LifespanWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401423.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
To successfully undertake this unit students are expected to have a sound understanding of the scope of practice and professional activities of a Speech Pathologist.

401416 Communication and Mealtime Foundations

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

About this Unit
This unit discusses communication disorder in children and adults arising from physical, sensory, cognitive, linguistic, psychosocial, functional and environmental changes that occur across the lifespan. The unit focuses on assessment of communication skills, interpretation and reporting of findings, diagnosis, and planning of treatment and management priorities within holistic, person-centred frameworks. Students will have the opportunity to explore disordered presentation of speech, language, voice, and fluency and build on emerging clinical reasoning, critical reflection skills, and strategies for working effectively in partnership with individuals, families and communities.

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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