This topic provides students with an overview of the scope of the profession of speech pathology. It provides a basic understanding of how hearing, communication and swallowing might be disrupted and offers insight into analysing people's communication and swallowing skills. It also provides understanding of the range of management techniques available and gives students an appreciation of the scope of speech pathology practice. Further, it assists students to appreciate the link between the basic sciences (psychology, anatomy and physiology, statistics, linguistics) and discipline specific units, as well as support students to successfully transition to university.
This topic aims to: