Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to conduct clinical assessment and intervention for feeding and swallowing impairments in children and adults. Students will learn to describe, evaluate and conduct and justify interventions for these populations. A focus on case 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.
1 x 2-hr lecture/week, 1 x 1-hr tutorial/week
Modified Barium Swallowing practical assessment task (0% Entry Level barrier task), simulated swallowing assessment and interview (50%), 1 x 1.5-hr short answer case based exam (50%)
This unit is a pre-requisite for CSCD50XX Clinic Practice 3
Anatomy and neurology of the speech system including head, neck, nervous system and speech motor control