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CSCD5071: Interdisciplinary Practice: Complex Cases

2024 unit information

Students will learn about the multifaceted communication and swallowing needs that occur for clients with complex impairments across the lifespan. They will also extend their knowledge of interprofessional care and learn how to collaborate with individuals, colleagues and services. In these teams they will also consider ethical issues and learn how to advocate for the role of the speech pathologist as well as advance the skills of other professionals to provide safe, high quality and coordinated services for communication and swallowing needs.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Communication Sciences

Code CSCD5071
Academic unit Communication Sciences
Credit points 6
CSCD5068 and CSCD5069 and CSCD5070 and CSCD5075
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. identify and synthesise the multifaceted communication (including speech, language, hearing, fluency) and swallowing issues that occur for people with complex impairments (e. g. prenatal genetic disorder, progressive neurological disease, mental health difficulties)
  • LO2. critically reflect on the range of issues facing people with complex communication and swallowing needs and their carers and/or service providers
  • LO3. design an appropriate interdisciplinary team based on the client’s complex needs, demonstrating an understanding of the roles of different professionals
  • LO4. plan appropriate training for interdisciplinary team members relating to speech pathology practices for people with complex needs
  • LO5. use a high standard of oral and written professional communication skills when collaborating with peers, colleagues, and other interdisciplinary professionals
  • LO6. create and deliver new knowledge on the importance of speech pathology practice in optimising communication or swallowing for people with complex needs
  • LO7. collaborate and communicate with culturally safe, professional and ethical conduct in all interactions
  • LO8. advocate for the role of the speech pathology profession with people with complex needs
  • LO9. collaborate with other professionals to plan intervention and engage in reciprocal learning including developing a shared understanding of the role of speech pathology for people with complex needs

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1a 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive August 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Cumberland, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session 2 Early Census 2020
Block mode Cumberland, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Session 2 Early Census 2021
Block mode Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session 2 Early Census 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1a 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive August 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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