Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Language Pathology and Communication Therapy 1

LEVEL 04 - Years 4, 5 in Modular UG or PG Cert Course


DEPARTMENT Communication Therapy

DESCRIPTION This study-unit involves small group tutorials to enable students to draw upon knowledge from education, linguistics, biomedical and behavioural sciences and applies this to the core discipline of speech language pathology (SLP). The unit takes the form of problem based learning to enable the students to acquire knowledge that will reflect the best possible service for children with communication difficulties.

Study-unit Aims:

This study-unit aims to assist students with applying theoretical knowledge acquired during the previous years of studies to understand the role of the SLP professional in managing children with a communication disability.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to approach and analyze communication breakdown and plan evidence-based therapeutic interventions.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to achieve professional competences recognised within Europe and internationally that reflect skills and attitudes expected of new graduates of SLP across the world.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

Draws up all selected reading suggested in study-units related to communication therapy in childhood.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Synoptic Study-Unit

Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Examination (3 Hours) SEM2 Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Joseph G. Agius
Rachael Agius
Nadine Calleja
Daniela R. Gatt
Helen Grech
Ritienne Grima
Rita Micallef
Veronica Montanaro

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