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Unit details

HDS101 - Communication and Diversity

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Judith Moyle

Contact hours:

Average of 3 hours


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.


Assessment task 1: Quiz (multiple choice) 20%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (1200 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: 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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