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Motor Speech and Dysphagia - CSCD2062

Year - 2020

Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to conduct clinical assessment and management for clients with speech motor disorders such as dysarthria and apraxia, as well as assessment and management of feeding and swallowing impairments in children and adults. Students will learn to describe, evaluate, conduct and justify interventions for these populations. A focus on case-based problem solving will be emphasised to achieve integration of theory and practical skills. This unit of study prepares students to conduct appropriate and evidence-based clinical assessment and management for these populations.

1x3 hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week, independent study of modified barium swallow video rating approximately 3 to 4 hrs per semester

2-hr case based mid semester (entry-level) exam (50%), Swallowing Clinical Exam (Including MBS) (barrier task) (0%) and 2 hr case based final (entry-level) exam (50%)

Duffy, Joseph R. (2013). Motor speech disorders: substrates, differential diagnosis, and management (3rd ed) Mosby; London. Groher, M. And Crary, M. (2016) Dysphagia: Clinical Management in Adults and Children (2nd Edition) Elsevier. St Louis: Missouri.

Additional information
This unit is a prerequisite for Year 3 clinic units CSCD3077 and CSCD3078 and CSCD3087

Assumed knowledge




Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2 Early

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Speech Pathology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Intermediate
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: Prof Kerrie Ballard
HECS Band: 2
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