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Human Communication - CSCD1032

Year - 2020

Students will acquire knowledge about typical communication development in English across the lifespan and in cultures relevant to the Australian context. Students will learn about the sequence of normal communication development from prelinguistic communication development through to adult language; the significance of context and function in the development of language; the universality of communication development, and the effect of gender in communication development. This unit of study prepares students to undertake observation of communication and to demonstrate understanding of the theories and facts in the normal acquisition of communication skills and apply this knowledge to people of different ages. Students will also begin accumulating knowledge about professional communication skills needed by health professionals to work with clients, carers and colleagues.

1x2hr lecture/wk, 13x1hr tutorials/sem

In-class presentation (30%), Child observation report (30%) final exam (40%) cultural competency module (0%) barrier

McLeod, Sharynne. (2015) Introduction to speech, language and literacy. edited by Sharynne McLeod and Jane McCormack, South Melbourne, Vic. : Oxford University Press

Additional information
Speech Pathology students must pass this unit in order to enrol in clinical units in Year 2

Assumed knowledge




Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Communication Sciences
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Maree Doble
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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