10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This final year module aims to integrate information from related modules and apply this to the processes of intervention planning, and to develop basic skills in evaluation of the effectiveness of intervention methods. The module will introduce students to the concept of evidence-based practice and develop their ability to evaluate a core set of studies. Specific client groups to be addressed include adults with acquired language and communication disorders. Taught material will include appraisal of relevant published therapy methods for these client groups. Students will learn to compile client-related evidence from biomedical science, assessment of language and speech, education and health and social psychology, to enable them to select and plan an intervention.

Staff Contact: Dr Ruth Herbert
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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