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CSCD3075: Neurogenic Language Disorders

2024 unit information

Students will acquire knowledge about neurogenic language disorders in adults (e.g., aphasia and cognitive communication deficits). Students will learn about the characteristics of acquired and progressive aphasia, social communication deficits in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and critically reflect, evaluate, and develop rigorous assessment, intervention, or service level strategies for these populations.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Medicine and Health

Study level Undergraduate
Academic unit Communication Sciences
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
BIOS2062 and BACH2142

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Describe the causes and characteristics of neurogenic communication needs and their consequences for individuals and communities
  • LO2. Plan safe, quality, evidence-based and person-centred assessments for individuals with neurogenic communication needs in relation to a) Theories of cognitive-linguistic processing and recovery b) Body function, activity and participation, c) Personal, social and environmental factors, and d) Caseload and service delivery
  • LO3. Interpret assessment results for people with possible neurogenic communication needs, provide diagnoses and report recommendations to inform service provision
  • LO4. Acquire, critique, and integrate knowledge from a range of evidence-based sources to identify, assessment measures and intervention approaches for individuals with neurogenetic communication needs and their families and communities
  • LO5. Plan, implement and evaluate speech pathology intervention and /or service responses, provide safe, quality, evidence-based and person-centred treatments to people with neurogenic communication needs
  • LO6. Identify the role of speech pathologists as part of inter-professional collaborations and how to work effectively in the management of individuals with neurogenic communication needs and their families
  • LO7. Effectively communicate assessment and treatment plans, provide rationales and recommendations to individuals with neurogenic communication needs their families, communities, and associated health professionals/community members using tailored and appropriate formats
  • LO8. Reflect on and increase awareness of restrictions imposed on the provision of rehabilitation services to individuals with neurogenic communication needs in relation to service contexts and constraints, and devise plans that seek to overcome those restrictions
  • LO9. Advocate for optimal communication and service provision for individuals and communities with neurogenic communication needs

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Cumberland, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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