School Of Health Sciences

Speech Pathologists Working with Adults, Families and CommunitiesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401433.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

401421 Optimising Communication for Adults

401426 Speech Pathology Practice 1

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

About this Unit
The unit adopts a problem based learning approach towards speech pathology management of communication, hearing and mealtimes through collaboration with individual adults, families and communities. Students will synthesise their knowledge and skills in adult speech, language, voice, fluency and swallowing and multimodal communication in speech pathology practice to manage complex cases. They will engage with problem based learning experiences that require integration of theoretical and evidence based intervention approaches with collaborative person and family and centred practice. Students will critically evaluate of models of service delivery in response to community needs.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students will be required to wear an approved WSU uniform and closed in shoes during practical classes. Students will be expected to wear a WSU ID badge and have a pen torch, stopwatch, and disposable non latex gloves to participate in practical tasks at the university and external sites. Students will be required to implement hand hygiene practices and NSW Health Infection Control measures during practical sessions. Information regarding these requirements will be provided in class and on the unit vUWS learning site.

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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