Culture of Communication
Health and Social Care (School of)
Spring & Summer
Undergraduate: Level 4
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 26 June 2020
28 February 2019
Requisites for this module
BSC B630 Speech and Language Therapy,
BSC B631 Speech and Language Therapy (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B632 Speech and Language Therapy (Including Placement Year)
This module introduces students to the range of social contexts in which communication takes place. Students will also consider cultural, linguistic and environmental factors that can influence patterns of communication and access to core social contexts. Emphasis will be placed on valuing and respecting cultural, linguistic and environmental diversity.
This module aims to develop your knowledge of core contexts and factors that can influence patterns of communication and access to these important social contexts. It will also enable you to consider how you (and wider society) can adapt your approach to meet the needs of people from diverse cultural, linguistic and environmental backgrounds and promote social inclusion.
On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of core social contexts relevant to the Speech & Language Therapy profession (e.g. home, education, health, social care)
Explain how cultural, linguistic, augmented communication & environmental factors can influence patterns of communication and access to core social contexts
Evaluate ways to meet the needs of people from diverse cultural, linguistic and environmental backgrounds to reduce inequality and promote social inclusion within core contexts.
This module is delivered half a day per week throughout the spring term via key note lectures, interactive lectures and workshops. You will be expected to actively participate in classroom activities, engage in learner led small groups and work independently to truly understand the content at a deep level. This will help enable you to apply your knowledge on placement and later in the degree programme.
This module will be delivered through a combination of interactive lectures, learner led small groups and individual study.
- Hall, Bradford J.; Covarrubias, Patricia Olivia; Kirschbaum, Kristin A. (2018) Among cultures: the challenge of communication, New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
- Mooney, Annabelle; Evans, Betsy. (2015) Language, society and power: an introduction, Abingdon: Routledge.
- Macionis, John J. (2018) Sociology, Harlow: Pearson.
The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Video Recorded Discussion
||Formative group discussion plan
||Formative 500 word individual assignment plan
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Cerys Somers/Hannah Duncan
email@example.com - 01206 874496
No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 60 hours, 30 (50%) hours available to students:
30 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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