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HDS101 - Communication and Diversity

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

J Moyle

Contact hours:

Average of 3 hours


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit provides an understanding of the principles of effective communication and how these may be applied in relating to individuals who communicate in different and diverse ways with a focus on people with a disability. Topics include: introduction to interpersonal and professional communication techniques, including written communication, communication considerations for people with different ethnic, social and linguistic backgrounds; verbal and non-verbal communication considerations for people with disabilities throughout the lifespan; augmentative and alternative communication; communicating with people with a variety of disabilities including intellectual disability, visual and hearing impairments.


Quiz (multiple choice) 20%, assignment (1200 words) 30%, essay (2000 words) 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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