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CSCD5075: Language 3 Aphasia and Cognitive Impairment

2024 unit information

In this subject, students will learn about acquired neurogenic language disorders with a focus on (i) language deficits that occur following stroke and in progressive language conditions and (ii) cognitive-communication deficits that occur following Traumatic Brain Injury. Students will learn about the consequences and impact of acquired neurogenic language impairments using current theoretical perspectives and develop holistic, client driven and evidenced-based approaches to assessment and intervention or service responses for these communication needs.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Communication Sciences

Code CSCD5075
Academic unit Communication Sciences
Credit points 6
CSCD5064 and CSCD5067
Assumed knowledge:
Brain anatomy, neurology, and physiology

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

  • LO1. describe the causes and characteristics of neurogenic communication disorders and their consequences for individuals and communities
  • LO2. Integrate knowledge to plan safe, quality, evidence- based and person-centred assessments for people with possible neurogenic language impairments in relation to: 1. Theories of cognitive-linguistic processing and recovery 2. Body function, activity and participation 3. Personal, social and environmental factors 4. Caseload and service delivery context
  • LO3. Critically interpret assessment results for people with possible neurogenic communication disorders, provide diagnoses and report recommendations for further assessment and intervention or service responses that address communication needs
  • LO4. Acquire, critique and integrate knowledge from a range of sources to identify approaches to intervention or service response that may be utilised with individuals or communities to address communication needs
  • LO5. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct in developing assessment and intervention or service responses with people with neurogenic communication disorders including collaborating within interprofessional teams.
  • LO6. Plan, implement and critically evaluate speech pathology intervention and/or service responses to provide safe, quality, evidence- based and person centred services in partnership with people with neurogenic communication disorders
  • LO7. effectively communicate assessment and intervention plans, provide rationales and develop recommendations, with people with, or at risk of, neurogenic communication disorders, their families, associated health professionals and/or community members using tailored and appropriate formats
  • LO8. Critically reflect on the restrictions imposed on the provision of rehabilitation services to individuals with neurogenic communication disorders by the nature of the service contexts and constraints and/or complexities of their needs, and devise plans that seek to overcome those restrictions (e.g. through eHealth)
  • LO9. advocate for optimal communication and service provision for people and communities with, or at risk of, neurogenic communication disorders

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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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