PLMCI1R-Communication Impairment I

Module Provider: Clinical Language Sciences
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites: Pre-requisite: All Year one MSc Speech and Language Therapy modules.
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Dr David Ward

Email: d.ward@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module will use a case-based learning approach to explore main developmental and acquired disorders associated with speech, language, communication and swallowing with a focus on the application of linguistic, phonetic, medical and psychological theory to clinical disorders. 


Aims:

This module aims to provide students with an in depth introduction to a range of clinical populations across the lifespan with whom speech and language therapists work and key management approaches that are used with these client groups.


Assessable learning outcomes:


  1. Show a comprehensive understanding of the core features of speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders across the lifespan

  2.  Have a critical awareness of the different models of treatment  and management approaches for speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders across the lifespan

  3. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the application of linguistics, medicine, phonetics and psychology theory to speech and language therapy practice.

  4. Evidence a practical understanding of  established therapeutic techniques, and develop creative and originality in problem solving


Additional outcomes:

Outline content:

This module will use a case-based learning approach to explore main developmental and acquired disorders associated with speech, language, communication and swallowing with a focus on the critical application of linguistic, phonetic, medical and psychological theory to clinical disorders.  This will include the domains of speech, language, pragmatics, cognition and swallowing.


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

PLMCI1R will use a blended approach to teaching, including face-to-face lectures, online resources, case based learning (CBL) and seminars.  Lectures and online resources will be used to introduce theoretical material for CBL exercises. Independent and group study will focus on CBL exercises and seminars will be used for discussion of CBL cases.


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 10 10
Seminars 8 8
Guided independent study: 82 82
       
Total hours by term 100 100
       
Total hours for module

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Report 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

This module will be assessed through two 1500 word case-based coursework assignments, each worth 50%.


Formative assessment methods:

Formative feedback will be provided on case based learning exercises that are consistent with the coursework assignments through peer feedback in group work and formative feedback from academic staff



 


Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Assessment requirements for a pass:

50%.


Reassessment arrangements:

Resubmission of coursework in August resit period.


Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 10 April 2019

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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