Specialist Studies 3 (CSCD5028)


In this unit students will learn about the different varieties of hearing loss and craniofacial abnormalities. Students will understand the impact of these disorders on communication and learn how to investigate and manage these types of communication impairments. The impact of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds for speech pathologists and their clients will also be explored.

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1x2-hr lecture/week, weeks 1 to 10, 1x1hr tutorial/week, weeks 1 to 10


Speech Pathology practice plan assignment (50%) and case study assignment (50%)


Kummer, A. W. (2014) Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies: Effects on Speech and Resonance. San Diego, NY. Cenage Learning. Welling, D. & Ukstins, C. (2015) Fundementals of Audiology for the Speech-Langauge Pathologist. Burlington, MA. Jones & Bartlett Learning.

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Assumed knowledge

CSCD5021 and CSCD5023 and CSCD5024

Additional Information

This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5032, CSCD5033, CSCD5053, CSCD5054

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