Speech and Language Disorders

10 Units

Aims to provide students with an overview of speech and language disorders. The course is designed for students with a background in education, nursing, health sciences, psychology, and linguistics. Specific topic areas include: language impairment in children and adults (including reading disability), speech and voice disorders in children and adults, and stuttering. (Note that as this material is covered in courses within the Bachelor of Speech Pathology, students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology are NOT eligible to enroll in this course.)

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Humanities and Social Science
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (On-Line from Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (On-Line from Callaghan)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of communication
  2. Identify the main causes and consequences of communication disorders for children
  3. Identify the main causes and consequences of communication disorders for adults
  4. Identify ways in which understanding of communication disorders can improve communication success and access within the community

Communication development and change across the lifespan Hearing loss and its impact on speech & language across the lifespan Language disorders in early and later childhood Speech disorders in children Reading disabilities Acquired communication disorders of neurological origin Stuttering Voice disorders

Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge No assumed knowledge
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Group/tutorial participation and contribution - Grading of contributions to Blackboard online discussion forum over the semester
  • Case Scenario/PBL exercises - Case scenario exercises (2,000 words)
  • Quiz - On-line - Online quiz
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
  • Requisite by Enrolment: Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology degree are NOT permitted to enrol in this course
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for LING3200

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