CMDS461-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Complex Communication Disorders

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020


In this course, students undertake advanced study with a focus on the management of more complex and multifaceted cases. Discussion topics include the management of clients for whom there is more than one key issue influencing their management (e.g. more than one communication disorder, bilingualism, psychosocial issues, multicultural background) and for clients in specialist areas of speech-language therapy (e.g. neurodevelopmental and cognitive communication disorders). Students explore knowledge which enables them, on the basis of a range of novel and complex case studies, to compare and contrast appropriate assessment procedures, to differentially diagnose the presence, extent, and nature of the communication disorder, to establish appropriate goals for intervention and to plan an appropriate intervention programme.



Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 - (22/4-27/5)
Psychology - Sociology 456 (19/2-25/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 12:00 - (24/4-29/5)
Ernest Rutherford 460 (21/2-20/3)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May

Course Coordinator

Phoebe Macrae

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,096.00

International fee $4,800.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the department and colleges page.

All CMDS461 Occurrences

  • CMDS461-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020