10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module introduces students to theoretical accounts of language, cognition and communication in adults. It provides conceptual frameworks and a detailed elementary coverage of the following areas: the communication chain, verbal and non-verbal communication, conversation analysis, grammar, vocabulary, multilingualism, attention, memory and executive function. It also introduces students to the impact of ageing on the above domains, and the impact of stroke, traumatic brain injury and progressive degenerative conditions on language and cognition. Professional note: BMedSci Speech and Language Therapy; Royal Colledge of Speech and Language Therapists; HCPC

Staff Contact: GREGORY EMMA J
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK