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Module code:PALS0003 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Rehabilitation of Acquired Neurogenic Communication Difficulties
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):Carolyn Bruce
Organiser's location:312 Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):3
Module prerequisites:As this module involves the rehabilitation process it is helpful but not necessary to have interacted with people who have aphasia. This will provide helpful insight into how someone with this disorder might present and the myriad factors that might influence recovery. Students who have not had the chance to work with people with aphasia are encouraged to take the opportunity to observe a group session in the UCL Communication Clinic. This can be arranged at the start of the Autumn or Spring Term on either a Monday or a Thursday. 
Module outline:This module is concerned with how a proficient language user is affected by brain injury. It will examine how frameworks, theories, and models from a number of different areas, but in particular cognitive neuropsychology, can inform clinical assessment and remediation of adult acquired language disorders. In addition, it will review how studies of rehabilitation have informed our understanding of models of language processing and our understanding of the mechanisms involved in the recovery process. The sessions will cover different aspects of language breakdown: • auditory processing • single word speech processing • thinking for speaking and sentence processing • reading and writing 
Module aims:The course aims to review the current state of knowledge on the mechanisms and processes involved in the recovery of communication skills following brain injury.  
Module objectives:By the end of the module the students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: • the brain mechanisms involved in the recovery process • theories of single word, sentence and text level processing • approaches that are helpful in rehabilitation of different levels and domains of processing • factors that may influence outcome 
Key skills provided by module:apply, under guidance, techniques, such as the analysis of written and spoken text and spoken interaction demonstrate an understanding of the issues involved in the basic techniques of data analysis demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between data and theory, in particular the central role of hypotheses and the testing of hypotheses demonstrate an understanding of issues and problems and the type of data that is relevant to their solution present a discussion based on information collected from various sources and synthesised into a coherent and cohesive whole, with appropriate acknowledgments and lists of sources understand the scientific underpinnings of psychology as a discipline demonstrate a systematic knowledge of a range of research paradigms, research methods and measurement techniques, including statistical analysis, and be aware of their limitations. reason scientifically and demonstrate the relationship between theory and evidence adopt multiple perspectives reason scientifically, understand the role of evidence and make critical judgments about arguments in psychology adopt multiple perspectives and systematically analyses the relationships between them communicate ideas and research findings by written, oral and visual means communicate ideas and research findings, both effectively and fluently by written, oral and visual means  
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:

UG FHEQ Level 6

  • Standard assessment pattern:
    • One Essay (2500 Words) 100.00%

PG FHEQ Level 7

  • Standard assessment pattern:
    • One essay (3000 words) 100.00%

UG FHEQ Level 7

  • Standard assessment pattern:
    • Essay (3000 words 100.00%
Taking this module as an option?:Yes 
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Last updated:2017-07-27 18:40:13 by sslycab