In this course, students will develop advanced knowledge and clinical reasoning skills relevant for speech pathology practice with swallowing disorders. Swallowing, feeding and mealtime difficulties are experienced across the lifespan resulting from both developmental and acquired disorders. Swallowing difficulties can impact on general health, nutrition, hydration, quality of life and social engagements. This course adopts a sociocultural framework, to explore normal development, as well as the physiology, assessment, diagnosis and management of swallowing problems across the lifespan. There will be a strong focus on interprofessional practice, evidence based practice and client-centred care.
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 181kB).
* excluding students enrolled in a Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work program. For accredited program and student contribution information please visit our CSP page.
Note: Due to the Job-ready Graduates Package new funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year). If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount