The course builds on previously learnt skills. Students will be introduced to advanced issues in the description, assessment, differential diagnosis, and treatment of acquired speech and language disorders in adults; particularly, aphasia and dysarthria. Students will explore relevant speech pathology assessment and intervention, and critically evaluate the research evidence supporting their use. There will be an extension of the management strategies for aphasia specifically when alternative and augmentative communication is involved and in cases of bilingualism or multilingualism. Students will utilise evidence-based practice frameworks, including the ICF (International Classification of Disability, Functioning and Health), to support person-centered intervention planning.
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 180kB).
* 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